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.

Related content: Prioritizing students when planning for fall

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.

Want to share a great resource? Let us know at

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, 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