82% Indian Schools Are Still Using Online Platforms For Learning: Survey

Brainly survey sheds light on student’s sentiments with regards to the reopening of schools and the future of online education in a post-pandemic scenario

As the Indian government greenlights the partial reopening of schools, Brainly, the world’s largest online learning platform, has conducted a survey to understand how EdTech will fit into student’s lives as the learning paradigm shifts yet again. Collecting 1,731 responses in total, Brainly’s survey maps several interesting insights. The key highlights from the survey include:

Most students are excited about schools reopening 

The viral outbreak caused an overnight shift towards digital learning, bringing EdTech into sharper relief. A majority (82 per cent) of Brainly students in India are now excited to return to brick-and-mortar schools. Speaking on the trend, Rajesh Bysani, CPO at Brainly says “Although Indian students have adapted well to the often stressful study from the home paradigm, they are looking forward to going back to the physical classrooms. It seems evident that no tech can replace friendships and interactions with peers.” 61 per cent of the students also claimed that their parents are comfortable sending them to physical classes, further painting the development in a positive light.  

Schools are taking proper safety precautions 

79 per cent of the surveyed students feel that their schools are taking all the necessary precautionary measures as they return to school buildings. More than half of the students (55 per cent) have mentioned that attending physical classes is mandatory according to their school. This, in turn, implies that several schools are still taking the online learning route as they continue to err on the side of caution while pandemic restrictions persist in several regions of the country. In fact, 82 per cent of students have mentioned that their schools still use online platforms for learning. 

Students and schools continue relying on EdTech 

Now the students have not just adapted to online platforms but also thrived within this medium. It is no surprise that 77 per cent of students continue to seek assistance from online learning platforms such as Brainly even after their schools have reopened. Furthermore, a majority of students (75 per cent) would want their schools to follow a hybrid model of learning for the foreseeable future. 

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