COVID-19 Online Pedagogy

73% of students prefer fully online Post-Pandemic courses

A survey conducted by Bay View Analytics on behalf of several adult education and online training institutions in Canada and the US.

Original article: 73 Percent of Students Prefer Some Courses Be Fully Online Post-Pandemic

Summary table of key issues
Post-Pandemic EducationStudentsTeachers
Fully online courses73%53%
Hybrid courses: Combination of face-to-face and online courses68%57%
More technology, materials and digital resources75%75%
More details:
  • The survey shows that almost three-quarters of students – 73% – said they would prefer to take some of their courses entirely online after the pandemic. However, only half of the faculty (53%) felt the same way about teaching online.
  • Sixty-eight per cent of students also favoured a combination of face-to-face and online courses. Fifty-seven per cent of teachers would prefer to teach hybrid courses after the pandemic, slightly more than those who preferred fully online teaching.
  • The survey also measured preferences around the use of more technology, materials and digital resources for post-pandemic teaching and learning. Students and teachers agree: About two-thirds said they would like to use more technology and digital materials in the future.
  • Another aspect was the challenges faced by students. Both students, faculty and administrators cited the feeling of stress, the level of motivation and the availability of time to complete courses as the most pressing problems for students at the moment. However, students perceive the lack of support from their institution as a bigger problem than faculty and administrators, who see other areas (such as Internet connectivity) as a greater concern.
  • More than half of students said they felt more optimistic about online learning and the use of digital materials than before the pandemic. And almost half (48%) were more optimistic about courses that combine face-to-face and online learning.