The examination times are approaching and most students have become dependent on EdTech apps; thanks to the pandemic that forced students to indulge in online classes. Earlier students would go to teachers and knowledgeable seniors to gain knowledge about education-related issues but now they’re taking the help of the internet to solve the same problems. Is it a good indication or a bad one?
Nearly 9000 students took part in the survey
The survey conducted by Brainly suggests that about 59% of the 9029 students claimed that they are taking the help of various EdTech platforms to carry on with their day-to-day education works. While 10.9% of the students claimed that they are ‘proactively’ using the platform, 33.3% claimed that they did rely on other options as well. Almost 20.2% said that they have a high dependency on these EdTech platforms.
Besides the EdTech platforms, students depend on the most on their peers
Apart from the 59% of students who said they dependent on the EdTech platforms for solving their educational queries, a huge chunk of the students revealed that they depended on their fellow classmates and friends for solving such queries. The survey reveals almost 23% of students depend on their peers whereas 17.5% of students went to their teachers for any help. The retraining 15.2% claimed that they took the help of their parents for solving such issues.
Brainly head questions the survival of these platforms after schools and colleges reopen
No wonder the ongoing pandemic has put us all in a state where we have somehow become accustomed to the digital platforms for executing our life issues. But the dependency may fade out as soon as things become normal like the pre-pandemic times again. The Brainly CPO, Rajesh Bysani said, “A sizable chunk of students believe that EdTech platforms have now become an integral part of their academic progression. It will be interesting to witness the confluence of such platforms with the regular classes in the near future.” He pointed at the right indication as these platforms only have students’ attention because they have ample time at home. Once they start going to classes, their popularity may come down.
TPT policy advocacy and recommendations
- The influence of the EdTech platforms is so extensive because the physical classes are off due to the pandemic. If these platforms need to keep the same aggression alive then they must ensure they shell out engaging content to the students.
- The digital evolution that the world is facing now has a huge effect on today’s youth. To curb its negative influence amongst them, the government must bring out policies that would restrict the usage and utility of the internet by the youth as it did in the case of banning popular apps like tik tok and PubG.