A survey by Byju’s, a local tech company, says that a large majority of Indian parents want their children to continue learning at home even beyond the pandemic. According to this survey, 75% of parents told they want their kids to continue studying online, even after schools reopen. The survey, conducted in June 2020, received more than 5,000 responses from parents in 18 cities. Respondents had at least one child who was in school between KG and 12th grade.
Commenting on the survey results, Divya Gokulnath, co-founder of BYJU’S, said: “Security emerged as the strongest trigger for most parents to try online learning for the first time during the crash. But the change in mindset real has happened because parents have witnessed the effectiveness of real-time digital learning. ”
78% of parents surveyed also said that in addition to attending online classes taught by their schools, their child was also using at least one other online platform (s) to meet their learning needs. This study moreover exposed that there must be a vital difference in Indian parents’ mindset regarding online education. Thanks in large part to the current situation, most have accepted online learning as the new normal for their children.
Almost 70% of parents revealed that their children used online learning for the first time during the shutdown, while 63% felt that online learning has proven to be beneficial during this period. 61% of parents told them they would recommend other parents to try online learning for their children. Parents too believed that this format is more interactive and also offers the flexibility of schedule and format that helps their children study better.