Kansai University regularly conducts questionnaire surveys of students and faculty with the aim of improving education and understanding the actual situation of students affected by the corona crisis.The student version received 2022 valid responses (response rate of 3,303%), and the faculty version received 11.9 valid responses (response rate of 159%).

 When remote classes were first started due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was pointed out that students were confused, but this survey found that each item of problems in classes has decreased.For example, "Too many issues" decreased by 1 points from the first survey.One of the reasons for this is that both students and teachers have become accustomed to working remotely.

 The "satisfaction" of the class was higher in the remote class (62.6%) than in the face-to-face class (79.4%).Compared to the results of previous surveys, there were no major changes in the face-to-face figures, but the "satisfaction" and "understanding" in particular increased significantly in the remote.As a result of this, the “fulfillment of learning” and “realization of growth” at university also increased in all grades.

 When asked about the "frequency of activities experienced in distance learning," the result was that "questions," "feedback," and "assignment reports by LMS (learning management system)" were frequently performed.On the other hand, the frequency of "questions and answers" and "interactive activities" was low, especially "interactive activities" accounted for 44.5%, less than half.In addition, in the 2021 survey, the most important point for students to increase the motivation and effectiveness of distance learning was ``feedback from teachers,'' but the most common response in this survey was It was that "materials that can be reviewed many times are presented".


 These tendencies of current third-year students (students enrolled in 3), who are entering the first year of the corona crisis, are often talked about in society. We will provide generous support to improve the satisfaction and fulfillment of life.

 In addition, when we asked teachers about remote classes, "What kind of changes did you feel compared to face-to-face classes before the corona crisis?" Approximately 7% of the respondents answered that they had “improved” or “no change”.On the other hand, only about 4% of the respondents answered that it had become “worse” for “motivation and positiveness for interactive learning,” indicating that securing interactivity in distance learning is still an issue.

 Professor Takeshi Yamada of the Education Promotion Department, who carried out this survey, points out that, as a key point for education at universities in the future, ``It can be said that distance learning has an advantage in basic classes on knowledge transfer. While refining the merits of teaching, there is still a need to improve education to raise the quality of face-to-face classes.It is important to skillfully incorporate the know-how and digital environment that have been accumulated during the COVID-XNUMX crisis in face-to-face classrooms."

Reference: [Kansai University] Distributed press release "Student and teacher questionnaire survey on classes and student life-Decrease in troubles of remote classes. The biggest advantage is ``repetitive learning''-" 

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