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Report: Majority of faculty, students prefer face-to-face instruction

December 12, 2019

The portion of students who are enrolling in distance learning courses, which are almost always online, continues to rise. Nearly 35% of students, including those at the graduate-level, enrolled in at least one distance learning class in the fall of 2018.

Despite the steady uptick in students taking classes online, an area of the institution that many schools are investing in more, recent data shows they often prefer in-person instruction. According to a recent Educause survey of more than 40,000 undergraduates across 118 schools, seven in 10 prefer learning experiences that occur mostly or completely face-to-face.

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