As the pandemic surges on, the educational community has been presented with the burning question: What does the future of school look like? Studies show that 60% of Americans say that traditional education systems are failing today’s students, and the details may be indicative of a more grim trajectory. More than 6 million students are “chronically absent” each year, university freshmen only remember 40% of the content they were taught in high school, and only 19% of Americans under 45 years old can pass the multiple choice section of the United States citizenship test.
The transition to virtual schooling, set in motion by the Covid-19 pandemic, is becoming increasingly more reliable and favored. Studies show that 57% of students feel more positive about online schooling in a post-pandemic world, and a slim 19% prefer in-person instruction. Many students and families have been choosing online education because of advantages like greater flexibility, improved memory, enhanced performance, time effectiveness, and less bullying.
Along with these perks, a lessened focus on grading in an online setting allows for the development of lifelong skills like analytical thinking, active learning, creativity, and originality. The project-based approach that is deeply rooted in an online curriculum fosters a greater motivation to learn, a higher graduation rate, and a greater persistence in college and beyond. Sora is an online community that is making leaps and bounds in the academic world, showing commitment and interest in the success of students while navigating the virtual classroom.
Learn more about the future of school in the infographic below: