Poll: School’s Out!
“Would you pay for ‘learn-from-home’ streaming classes?”
- 57% No
- 43% Yes
The need for home learning adaptations throughout this pandemic has been evident in soaring shares of TAL Education, K12, and Bright Scholar, as parents don’t want their kids’ development held back. However, the Invstr community doesn’t see learn-from-home classes as a long-term solution. It lacks a social element, and unlike most schools, it is very expensive.
The home is full of trappings and distractions, not an ideal environment for study, and parents have their own jobs to do. It can be hard managing a makeshift classroom on top of a normal workload. Don’t even get us started on equipment and access to facilities!
In higher education, students have a choice whether to attend in-person or online. 18-30-year-olds are least at risk from coronavirus so domestic attendance figures shouldn’t fall too far, but international students are the big draw and even those willing can’t find flights.
It might not have been part of their original plans, but a lot of students are going to be forced into online classes this term. If they realize the experience isn’t as difficult as envisaged, convenient even, that could bust the status quo and become a problem for future enrolments. We’ll see in September and October just how deep the virus has cut for colleges!