LYY produced a survey for students regarding the teaching and well-being during the Corona pandemic as well as views on the future of higher education. The survey was open between 12.5-27.5.2021 and it received 266 answers in total.
The students who responded to the survey hope improvements in terms of information, clarity and planning of the courses. Information about teaching arrangements comes on too short notice. Course requirements should also be clearer. When asked about the effectiveness of the Covid-era teaching arrangements, the students gave a grade of 3.47 when the scale was 1–5.
The lack of interaction garnered a lot of feedback. It was found very difficult to form a connection between students on distance lectures The stage fright is also higher in front of the camera, according to the survey.
The flexibility of distance learning garnered praise. Lecture recordings enable for example harmonization of studies and work-life. Recorded lectures also allow students to study at a higher speed easier. The distance model as a whole allows students to also live outside of Rovaniemi, work and spend time with their loved ones.
Students who have struggled with adjusting to distance learning have suffered the most in the sense of well-being. Those who are struggling the most are really longing for the return of contact teaching. When asked about the well-being during the Covid-era, the students gave a grade of 3.15 when the scale was 1–5.
53% of the students who responded to the survey hoped to continue their studies mainly online and 47% hoped to continue on-campus while it needs to be noted that the survey did not provide a selection of a hybrid model. There were several students in the online-oriented respondents who hoped for campus lectures in the open answer section, i.e. the so-called hybrid model.
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