Over the course of the pandemic students across the country found themselves attending their school classes remotely. There was a strong divide in students, families, and teachers regarding whether or not virtual learning was beneficial for maintaining a healthy learning environment. Many people were against virtual learning mostly because it was something new that they weren’t used to. Reports from students and their families actually show that students are learning more efficiently in virtual classes rather than traditional in-person schools.
Post-pandemic 57% of students feel more positive about online schooling. If given the choice, 42% of students would rather attend a fully remote school rather than an in-person school. Students note the better flexibility in their schedules and less bullying that occurs in remote learning as reasons to why they prefer this model over traditional schooling.
The benefits of virtual learning do not just come from the opinions of the students, though. Reports have shown that online learning helps students retain 25% to 60% more information than in the traditional in-person schools. Online students also performed better than face-to-face students overall.
With reports showing that virtual learning can be highly beneficial to students and that students actually prefer online schooling, are virtual schools the future of learning? It is important to understand that no two students learn the same, and the implementation of hybrid-virtual schools allows for students to have options in their education that can be highly beneficial to their overall education experience. Learn more about the benefits of virtual schools in the infographic below: