What researchers learned about online HE during pandemic
Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing almost everyone on earth online and creating a randomised trial on a planetary scale with a control group so big, it was a researcher’s wildest dream. “The pandemic and the lockdown – that’s a great natural experiment,” said Shankar. “A gold mine of evidence,” a study she co-authored called it.
Now the results of this experiment are starting to come in. They suggest that online higher education may work better than pre-pandemic research showed, and that it is evolving decisively toward a combination of in-person and online, or ‘blended’, classes.
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