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Students favor online, asynchronous courses, according to survey

As college campuses balance in-person classes with online offerings, self-paced courses are still carrying favor among students, according a survey released Wednesday by the edtech company Anthology.

Online, asynchronous courses were generally the most popular with students, regardless of the type of school attended. First-generation students in particular favor fully online courses, with 70% choosing online as their preferred class structure. Almost half of community college students in the survey picked online, asynchronous courses as their top choice for learning.

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