Online Courses the New Norm in College
While 40 percent of IT higher education IT leaders and instructional technologists said in June 2020 that their college or university was planning for “mostly in-person” classes for the fall, that share plummeted to less than 5 percent by August. And whereas in fall 2019 most institutions were offering one in five or fewer classes online, a year later that was flipped: A majority of schools were offering four in five or more courses online this fall.
Those findings were shared in a recent study by Educause, developed to examine the “general trends” taking shape as institutions have made plans and preparations for fall education. Educause is an association for higher education technology professionals. The project was done in partnership with and supported by Cisco.
The results were collected through two “quick polls” done