Learning, Education, and Pandemic

Western University, Developing Brain Lab

This study aims to assess family experiences with learning during the pandemic. Specifically, we are exploring how stress during the pandemic and online learning is associated with learning outcomes. We will also assess how your child’s physical activity, sleep patterns, extracurriculars, thinking and reasoning ability, and time spent socializing impact these associations.

Your Impact

The information collected from the study will identify factors that affect child learning outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information can be used for public health campaigns directed towards families to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, epidemics or future pandemics.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Parent of child(ren) ages 6-12 who are participating in online learning because of the pandemic (Ontario only)

Study Tasks

Cognitive games


This study has been approved by Western University's Non-Medical Research Ethics Board



Activity and Time

Health and Wellness, Psychology


Overnight, Weekends, Weeknights, Weekdays

20 minute(s) - 40 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

You will be asked to fill out a 20 minute questionnaire, as well as some optional cognitive games for your child which take approx. 15 minutes


You will be entered into a draw, and 1 in 15 families will receive a $50 CAD Amazon gift card.

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in Ontario, Canada, North America to join this study

Posting date: Jun 11, 2020

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