Currently, there’s an unprecedented, urgent need for online colleges and schools. Previously, choosing to learn remotely was driven by influencers such as the desire to spend more family time, hectic agendas, and bullying prevention, but in the future, as more kids find more motivation in virtual schooling than in-person education, online learning may become more ubiquitous.
Over six million elementary through higher-ed level students are “chronically absent” annually. A national study revealed that college freshmen only retain 40% of information acquired in their most intensive, college-oriented high school classes. Additionally, a reported 168 million minors, internationally, lack access to in-person education.
Four big benefits dominate the list of advantages that students cite for virtual learning. To start, students commend the versatility of virtual learning, which serves as a primary pull for 71% of them. Students’ memory has been proven to improve, as they retain twenty-five to sixty percent more information when taking online courses. Online students also produce higher results than their in-person counterparts, demonstrating enhanced fruition. Finally, virtual learning has the potential to save students significant chunks of time spent attending in-person classes, returning 40% to 60%.
The future is bright for American academia with technological advancements and tools for virtual learning, and as a result, success.