Joint research from EDUCAUSE and Cisco, including two surveys and several in-depth institution studies, reveals that higher-ed tech leaders have had to change their fall learning plans multiple times as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
In June, 40 percent of surveyed higher-ed tech leaders said their institutions planned for mostly in-person classes in the fall, compared to fewer than 5 percent in August.
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Eighty-two percent of institutions were considering hybrid teaching in June, and by August, 76 percent of those surveyed had finalized plans to offer hybrid courses in the fall.
A mix of solutions and delivery methods is enabling hybrid learning. Seventy percent of respondents said most or all of their courses would offer remote students the ability to download or stream recorded classroom sessions.