Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods (Campus Technology)

April 23, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods they had never used before. That’s according to “Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Immediate Priorities,” a study conducted by Bay View Analytics (formerly known as the Babson Survey Research Group), which surveyed 826 higher education faculty and administrators across 641 institutions within the United States.


The survey was conducted in partnership with the Online Learning ConsortiumWICHE Cooperative for Educational TechnologiesUniversity Professional and Continuing Education AssociationCanadian Digital Learning Research Association and Every Learner Everywhere, with support from Cengage and Inside Higher Ed. For more information, visit

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