Our portfolio company Quizlet put out a “State of Remote Learning Report” this week based on what they are seeing across their global learning platform during the pandemic. Quizlet wrote a blog post about it as well.
There are some very interesting data points in the report:
Quizlet explains this chart in their report this way:
Although no country was prepared for the quick pivot to remote learning, most were able to not only return to their pre-COVID-19 online study levels, but actually became more engaged than before. In fact, across Quizlet’s top 50 markets, we saw a 200 to 400percent increase in new students and teachers signing up to use the platform as schools moved to distance learning models. This was especially true in countries, such as Singapore, where the national government mandated classes to resume and provided guidance on the structure and tools to use in a remote setting. The U.S. however, was far less prepared than many other countries to pivot and engage their students online through the rest of the school year. As shelter in place orders came into eﬀect, U.S. high school student visits dropped, and even as students tried to ﬁnishout the school year and regained some of their study habits back, the U.S. did not return to normal study engagement levels.
So the US has not reacted to the shift to online learning nearly as successfully as many other countries around the world.
It also seems that subjects like math tend to work better in an online environment.
These are just two of the interesting data points in the report. The entire report is worth a read and it is only ten pages. You can read it here.