Students might be ready to embrace in-person post-pandemic learning: Report

August 18, 2021
Kevin O’Neill, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, has penned a new article for The Conversation on how students will select their preferred course delivery format. In a recent study that examined student behaviour prior to the pandemic, O’Neill found that students chose the courses they would complete online strategically, and preferred to study in person for courses they needed more assistance in. The study also found that students who had taken more courses online in the past were more likely to prefer online courses, but that 30% of the time students chose online courses because they did not get into the in-person version. O’Neill says students have not significantly changed their priorities when choosing how to take a class, and argues that this challenges the assumption that the limiting factor on expanding online learning is reluctant professors. The Conversation (National)