Universities promise to ramp up face-to-face learning

Australian universities say campuses will look “radically” different next semester as students return to more in-person learning, although most large lectures will still be delivered online, writes Naaman Zhou for The Guardian Australia.

As many students yearn for a return to the classroom, universities say they are planning to offer in-person learning for up to 90% of courses next semester. Even in Victoria, where a 14-day lockdown briefly put all classes back online, universities are hoping to increase face-to-face classes.

But the chief executive of Universities Australia, Catriona Jackson, says institutions will still have to keep online infrastructure ready to go so they can respond to future lockdowns. “Every time we think we are clear, we are not,” Jackson told the Guardian Australia prior to the recent Melbourne lockdown.
Full report on The Guardian Australia site