A majority of students and faculty say they believe the COVID-19 pandemic will radically and permanently transform higher education, according to a new survey about online learning experiences during the pandemic.

Eighty-three percent of students believe their higher-ed experiences will be permanently changed, and 89 percent of faculty believe the same about their role.

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The survey from RingCentral takes stock of students’ and instructors’ views of online learning up to this point, and also examines views about the fall semester.

Forty-three percent of surveyed students who were enrolled in institutions that were not fully online before COVID-19 say they think their online learning experiences thus far have been only “somewhat” effective.

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