This case study proposal describes the case of remote learning tools as a social research and design project and outlines the background and the rationale and suggests a research plan. COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented shift within the field of secondary education. In response to this viral infection, schools all over the United States have transitioned to remote learning. Fortunately, (or maybe not), learning management services do exist to help facilitate this transition to distant education. School districts are employing tools like Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, Canvas Instructure, Google Classroom, and many more to present lessons, activities and replace what would have been an in-person education many children currently do receive. The question becomes, are these tools useful in replacing the education services previously received? In this research project, I evaluate the effectiveness of these tools and their contributions to inequalities and present tools to address those inequalities so that the services better serve students.
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