Education in 2020 has made a significant shift to the online classroom and remote learning.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of CodeWizardsHQ, we surveyed 2,000 American parents of school-aged children and examined both parents and students’ biggest challenges with digital learning during this unique school year.
Read our top kids online learning statistics and download the infographic.
Kids Remote Learning Stats
94% of American parents are concerned about “summer slide” or learning loss as the result of COVID-related disruptions to the previous school year, according to new research.
55% of parents believe digital schooling is conducive to their child’s learning style.
On average, respondents’ children have been enrolled in digital or hybrid schooling for three months over the course of the current school year and the last.
76% of those parents are also concerned that their child’s academic performance will be impacted by the shift to remote learning.
According to parents, top remote learning pain points in this period include:
1. Bandwidth issues (54%)
2. Missing the group interactions of in-person class (40%)
3. Becoming distracted by other things in the remote schooling environment (39%)
4. Delays related to teachers’ tech learning curve (36%)
5. Struggling to focus during online class (32%)
When it came to the features that parents felt would make their child’s online learning process easier, having all classes recorded for reference (40%) and the ability to live chat teachers or instructors for help (35%) were among the most desired attributes.
Respondents also reported the skills and hobbies they would most like their children to take up in the future
- 3 in 10 parents wanted their kids to take part in engineering-related activities.
- 1 in 4 want their child to learn how to code, and 73% of parents, moreover, say that this school year for their children to try it, since fewer typical extracurricular activities will be available.
Coding Education Stats
According to parents, top skills parents want their children to acquire:
1. Engineering (31%)
2. Learning to code (26%)
3. Learning a different language (22%)
4. Writing (11%)
5. Starting their own business (5%)
In regards to coding education specifically, many parents see it as an important skill:
- 77% of American parents wish they had learned how to code while they were still in school.
- 63% of American parents think schools should teach programming of some sort as part of the core curriculum
- 73% of American parents say they would rather their child learn to code than learn a foreign language.
- 79% of parents want their child to learn how to code primarily so they can be an informed internet citizen
86% of parents worry that their child doesn’t have all of the skills they need to be successful in their future. So, parents are looking forward rather than at the current school year alone:
- Over half (55%) of American parents believe their child’s dream job is one that doesn’t even exist yet.
- 68% of American parents believe their child will need to learn to code no matter what field they choose to enter.
- Moreover, 77% of American parents believe that coding is the most important skill their child will need to succeed in the digital economy.
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