Unemployment, social isolation lead to study bingeing
SOCIAL isolation and job losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in people enrolling in higher education courses.
With much uncertainty around when things will return to a 'new normal', students are turning to short courses and hyper flexible options to fast-track their credentials.
But they're not stopping at just one course - short courses and the flexibility of self-paced study and open enrolments, with no set start/end dates, means 'binge studying' is becoming a 'thing'.
CQUniversity Australia says it has experienced this phenomenon first-hand, with a sudden rise in enrolments for hyperflexible courses.