One Year Anniversary Impact on Nontraditional Learners

Nontraditional adult learners have always faced challenges balancing their busy lives with their education, ranging from parents returning to school while caring for their children to workers feeling stuck in their current roles and looking to make career shifts. Champlain College Online (CCO) has a deep understanding of the challenges online learners face and what they need to support their success.

COVID-19 amplified these challenges and added a whole new set of hurdles for adult online learners. In addition to what they already faced, many adults are now taking online classes while managing their children’s remote learning, looking for new jobs because they were laid off or dealing with other major pandemic-induced stressors, like health concerns or isolation.

But these challenges have revealed a positive side that we wouldn’t have otherwise uncovered. Over the past year, we’ve seen incredible stories of resilience from our students.


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