This research shows how the requirement to move rapidly and en masse from in-person to online delivery presented challenges which were largely unavoidable for both students and academics. However, the advantages have also become clear as the pandemic accelerated the use of more blended learning.
On reflection, the consensus is that improved technology will deliver even better – more considered and holistically designed – blended experiences going forward. Educators and students also agreed that in general blended learning is more likely to happen in the future – the pandemic has accelerated this.
- UK University Educator
Following on from our Digital Experience Study, we interviewed 9 of the same academics to explore 'blended learning' as we did and will understand it. We drew on recent studies with students to understand what they see in the future of university learning, touching on teaching models, mental health, satisfaction, access & inclusivity, technology skills and how Covid has propelled us forward.