The Study Success and Diversity research groups at Inholland are conducting a long-term qualitative study among students, focusing on their experiences with (online) higher education. The study examines issues related to social and academic integration, motivation, student well-being and equal opportunities. A total of 110 students were interviewed in June and November 2020. In this infographic we share preliminary results of this qualitative study.
Students are missing the social aspect and structure of the university. They need contact and are finding it difficult to stay motivated. Studying at home requires a great deal of energy and self-discipline. Students tend to be distracted more quickly at home and find it harder to concentrate. The preliminary results seem to confirm the assumption that studying together has a motivating effect. In addition to their experiences, we asked for tips on how to increase their well-being and active involvement.