Uni students prefer online learning: study

The survey was carried out in August and involved more than 500 postgraduate students across Australia.

Colette Rogers, head of the national education practice at Deloitte, said the message for universities was that students do not want to go back to the old ways of learning when conditions return to normal.

“The pandemic has improved postgraduate students’ perception of digital learning. For universities the future is probably blended, a mix of face-to- face learning and online.”

Ms Rogers said the report was intended to guide investment by universities and showed they could afford a greater focus on technology.

There were some anomalies – more of the face-to-face students reported that their qualification helped them get a job than was reported by fully online students.

This was probably because most fully online students were based in remote locations, which affected their employment chances.

And evidence from earlier Deloitte studies reinforced the

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No help for stranded uni students, but Education Minister says will monitor online reactions

The Malaysian minister who postponed university registrations at short notice said yesterday she will monitor the trending hashtag “#SiswaJagaSiswa” (Students take care of students) to receive feedback regarding the thousands of students left stranded on campus. 

The hashtag was created as part of an online crowdfunding initiative to help affected students return home after Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad postponed registrations three days before school was due to begin Monday, without offering measures to mitigate the consequences. More than 50 universities were affected. 

“#SiswaJagaSiswa will become a platform for the higher education ministry to receive feedback from university students. Let’s do this together okay?” Noraini wrote online yesterday in response to complaints from activist Syasya Fooad, who is also the one who started the movement and the #SiswaJagaSiswa hashtag.  But both are being criticized online with Noraini largely accused of jumping on a trending hashtag instead of offering concrete

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