I personally think that having some students in person and some online make learning harder. I feel that those online students do not get to participate in class as much as students in person. Last semester in my field experience there were students who had to zoom in which was better than the student completely missing the material it was not most effective. Communication to those students suffered and many times those students needed to be retaught outside of the lecture because they did not get the same learning experience as the other students. I have been the online student in this situation and found it really frustrating because I could not ask questions as I would have in person. In the end, it totally depends on the student but, I think either all online (asynchronous) or all in person is best because then every student has a similar learning experience and the teacher can tailor the class to that mode of learning.
All the best,
Lizzy Inselmann Wartburg class of 2023