'Can you hear me? Are you there?': student engagement in an online environment


  • Karen Symons De Montfort University




student engagement, invisible learners, active learning, Covid-19


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How to Cite

Symons, K. (2021) “’Can you hear me? Are you there?’: student engagement in an online environment”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (22). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi22.730.