Many students felt their educational experience suffered during COVID-19 when campuses shut down and when learning moved online, according to a number of surveys–and now, many seem to want to return to campus.

An April survey by OneClass shows that 75 percent of students did not feel they were receiving a high-quality online learning experience from their college or university.

The sentiment arose from abrupt closures, use of unfamiliar platforms by students and teachers, students struggling to balance new responsibilities or stress brought on by the pandemic, and more.

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Now, a return to a socially-distanced campus might be the solution to frustrations. A OneClass poll of 6,050 parents in 27 different college and university Facebook groups reveals that 80 percent of parents say “yes, absolutely,” when asked if they’re comfortable with their children returning to campus with social distancing regulations in place.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura


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