Students say they miss personal connections with professors

college-professorsOne of the biggest complaints among college students taking online classes is that they miss personal interaction with professors.

How ironic.

That was an unexpected conclusion in a new Kent State University survey of more than 250 online students.

“I was surprised that was at the forefront of students’ minds and they were so aware of what was missing from the online classroom,” said Bethany Simunich, Kent State director of online pedagogy and research.

She conducted a written survey for students over several semesters.

The study shows how important...

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