Suddenly online: a national survey of undergraduates during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Author: Means, B.; Neisler, J.

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Langer Research Associates (Firm)


College students' satisfaction dropped sharply after schools shifted to all-online courses during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic. Undergraduate students struggled to stay motivated and missed receiving feedback from instructors and collaborating with fellow students. Significant numbers of students had problems with their internet connections, software, or computing devices - serious enough to impede their participation in their courses. Still, most students did not attribute their struggles to poor instructor preparation or limitations inherent in online learning....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Students; Technology; Higher education

Keywords: Client satisfaction; Online learning; Distance learning; Educational technology; Survey; Educational practice; Teaching method; Perception

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: San Mateo, California: Digital Promise, 2020

Physical description: 23 p.

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Also called: Suddenly online: a national survey of undergraduates during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.654

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