Sorry so late in chiming in Shabib, but I would address COVID and other *demics from impact on OER culture-based parameters:
- So-called “gaslighting” of proprietary educational software through fear of epidemic
- Exacerbation of “Access” to educational opportunities through remote work in traditionally under-served regions
- Before-after analysis of impact on *demics and use of online education in prim/sec/tert levels
Although I teach mathematics as well, my primary academic research focus is as an educational leader, not a scientist per se. So, as a result, I would personally focus on how it impacts educational culture and cultures of learning.
These could be survey based results with appropriate pre-screening and pilots, etc. Sorry so late in chiming in!