Making Connections in Online Classes

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Whether you love it or hate it, online higher education is here to stay. In the 2022–2023 academic year, more than half of all college students in the US enrolled in at least one online class (Coffey 2024). Of course, this is much lower than the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when virtually all college classes were online. But it is also much higher than the 2018–2019 academic year that preceded the pandemic, when only 35 percent of students took online classes.

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