Slightly more than half of faculty in an EDUCAUSE survey say they prefer teaching in a blended learning environment that includes both face-to-face and online learning components.

In the study, while 51 percent of faculty say a blended learning environment is their preference, combining the proportion of faculty who prefer completely face-to-face teaching environments (43 percent) and those who prefer mostly face-to-face environments (30 percent) shows a heavy preference for face-to-face interactions with students, note authors Joseph Galanek and Dana C. Gierdowski.

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One 9 percent of faculty say they prefer mostly or completely online learning environments.

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