When at Home: A Phenomenological Study of Zoom Class Experience

This poster seeks to answer what characterizes people's online teaching and learning experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. I conducted a one-month long ethnographic study of five informants using Merleau-Ponty's key phenomenological concepts to examine how current working and studying conditions challenge student and educators' temporal and spatial sensations and what strategies they take to cope with these challenges during their Zoom meetings. Additionally, I employed the autoethnographic method in order to fill in the gaps where participation with informants' daily life was unreachable by documenting my personal experience during and beyond the Zoom class. Through a small sample of the target population, this poster captures a snapshot of people's initial adjustment to remote education channels, particularly via Zoom meetings, and therefore provides helpful information in terms of creating resources and improving Zoom class experience for students and educators.



Work Title When at Home: A Phenomenological Study of Zoom Class Experience
Open Access
  1. Hart Bullock
  1. Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy
  2. Digital ethnography
  3. autoethography
  4. phenomenology
  5. Zoom class
  6. affordance
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date 2021
Deposited May 17, 2021




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