Rebecca Stein, executive director of Penn’s Online Learning Initiative, offered two theories as to why some students report doing more work during the pandemic, in spite of professors saying they’ve lightened workloads. “The first is that students don’t have their usual busy social and extracurricular life. You would think this would give them more time. But rather, it makes them feel that all their time is focused on study.” The second explanation, she said, is that “students depend much more on their peers as scaffolding for their learning then we realized.”

・ From Chronicle of Higher Education