The world’s largest online learning platform, Brainly conducted a survey with the premise of Unlock 1.0. As the government eases restrictions on lockdown mandates, many Indian schools gear up to reopen shortly via different models. The survey aimed at gauging the response of students around the same and observed active participation of 2,636 individuals belonging to all major cities. The report shared interesting and encouraging insights into the future of online learning in a post-COVID world.
Apprehensions due to a growing number of pandemic-positive cases reflected in the answers registered. Therefore, a mixed response was observed when asked about the reopening of schools. Only 38.7 percent of students declared they were comfortable joining schools as soon as the lockdown reopens, followed closely by 34 percent of those who are still reluctant and unable to commit the same.
A majority of Brainly users (55.2 percent) declared having enjoyed virtual classes amidst the lockdown. More than one-third of the participants look forward to online learning. 42.5 percent declared that they will continue to learn online even after the schools reopen while less than one-third of students at 28.7 percent said they can’t decide and are still considering online learning as an option.
Online platforms are gaining popularity among learners as a way of learning, primarily due to the ease of access to multiple resources in a single click. A need for a safe and social-distancing-based ecosystem has further propelled this transition. According to the Brainly, 53.3 percent of students prefer having a mix of both online and offline education after the schools resume operations. However, 27.7 percent would not want a hybrid learning model while 19% are yet to decide.Online learning is fast emerging as an accessible and reliable source of learning for students and their parents. However, as a large nation with a sizable population, network issues in remote areas and uneven internet penetration can pose connectivity issues. This specifically holds true when all organizations are embracing WFH policies that are weighing on the network infrastructure. 38.7 percent of Brainly students admitted facing challenges in getting schooled remotely while 34.9 percent did not have any issue and online learning for them was a smooth experience.
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