As the Indian government plans to reopen schools with its new unlocking regulations, the majority of Brainly students from India (62.5%) said that they were comfortable with the new school unlocking norms, according to the latest Brainly survey. The survey is based on a sample size of 3,397 respondents and gives a glimpse into students’ perceptions vis-à-vis relevant issues before the schools reopen this year.
21.1% of Indian students claimed that they were not sure of their feelings about the new guidelines. 16.4% of them were also apprehensive of the development. More than half of the overall survey respondents (51.4%) felt safe while going back to school in the New Normal. The remaining students were split as they either considered it unsafe (25.5%) or hard to say (23.2%). Their opinion could be a part and parcel of their parents’ perception about reopening schools. 55.4% of the students said their parents were supportive of it while 26.3% of parents were concerned about their child’s safety.
The survey further revealed that most of the students were optimistic and could adapt to the desired safety precautions. When asked if they will be able to adapt, 61.3% of the respondents said ‘yes’ while only 17.7% went with ‘no’. 21% of students deemed it was ‘hard to say’. Half of the students (52.1%) also claimed that they find remote schooling challenging in the current situation. However, 57.4% said that they would prefer a hybrid learning model with a mix of online and offline education after their schools reopen.
Speaking on the survey findings, Rajesh Bysani, CPO at Brainly, said, “We have observed that a lot of Indian students have become active self-learners during the lockdown as they kept looking for solutions to their problems across online platforms. This increased access to learning resources has brought a shift in their self-learning patterns while providing them more flexibility.”
He added, “Going forth, the hybrid learning model will observe widespread adoption as online platforms add tangible value to a child’s educational needs, especially during after-school hours. The education will continue outside the classrooms as the students will be able to follow up on the classroom sessions and learn at their own pace.”
Brainly is the world’s largest online learning platform. It has a community of more than 350 million students, parents, and teachers who drive collaborative learning. While the platform has a total of 55 million+ users from India, a large portion of its user base is also spread across the U.S., Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, and Poland amongst others.