“A new study of 1,000 United Kingdom university students has revealed that, on average, students miss 10 hours of classes a month, yet UK universities are struggling to keep up with the remote study trend, which has taken off in the workplace to adapt to modern lifestyles. The survey conducted by OnePulse for Owl Labs, the smart video conferencing company, revealed a severe lack of remote learning options at UK universities, with 59% of students stating they do not have the option to attend lectures or seminars remotely.” Source: UniversityWorldNews.com
This article also covers areas such as:
- What about being hindered by stagnant technology?
- Are students really paying attention?
- Does the tech fit the lifestyle and habits, or do the students have to adapt to the tech?
- How widespread is the availability of tech for learning in universities?
- Is recorded content as good as live streaming and interacting?
- What do students say about the nature of collaboration online? How does it feel?
In the same article, Makeev said: “Universities cannot ignore remote and flexible learning demands, and it’s crucial that they adopt an effective solution that can adapt to everyone – no matter where they are. Effective learning requires strong communication, and UK universities are not equipped to achieve this with their current remote learning tech.”
Read the full article here: Remote participation yet to take off in universities by University World News (29 September 2018)