Higher Learning Research Communications

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Gary J Burkholder, 0000-0002-5084-8099;

Erwin Krauskopf, 0000-0002-4082-5758;


We are pleased to publish the second regular issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) for 2021, which follows the publication of the first issue in June and the Special Issue, Implications of COVID-19 on Higher Education. The pandemic continues to impact higher education; in many parts of the world. While in some areas, higher education institutions have reopened, others are continuing to operate at least partially remote as they deal with the risk for COVID infections. The manuscripts in the current issue and those published in the previous issues this year indicate that the implications of the pandemic on higher education continue to be far-reaching. Higher education likely will shift to more of a hybrid learning model, as several of the authors suggest, to remain flexible in meeting the needs of students and faculty while being ready to quickly shift modalities when required.