Tíunda málstofa haustsins verður föstudaginn 18. nóvember kl 10:30 í Naustinu, húsi Endurmenntunar. Fyrirlesari er Anna Helga Jónsdóttir, Háskóla Íslands. Titill hennar er Social tie formation of COVID-19 students and student dropout
Abstract: Social network data were collected from two cohorts of students, those starting their higher education in normal conditions in 2017 and those starting in 2020 during the pandemic. The data were collected using a purpose-built survey tool, which was integrated into the student management system at the University of Iceland. The findings show that students in the 2020 cohort reported having fewer connections at the beginning of the first semester and developed significantly fewer connections during their first year of studies. Student dropout will also be discussed in the talk with special focus on mathematics students.