Online Learning Trends to Consider for Next Year's Planning
Here are other key trends to pay attention to as planning for the next academic year begins:
1. Slow transition to successful online learning: Researchers found that the number of students using the platform dropped after schools closed. They saw a 43 percent decline in the number of students logging in and a 44 percent decline in the number of students completing at least one lesson.
2. Achievement gap might widen: With the decline in learning activity during school closures and the unequal access to home learning opportunities, the achievement gap between low- and high-income students could increase by as much as 18 percent.
3. Advanced readers are logging in more: Compared with students who struggle with reading, advanced readers have been more active in online learning, which could increase the performance gap between the two groups by 6 percent. Plus, a higher proportion of advanced readers come from higher income schools.
“The lost learning time for students, and the stress for teachers, will have continued impact into fall 2020 and beyond,” said Kevin Baird, chairman of the Center for College & Career Readiness, in a press release.