BestOfCourses Reveals Women More Likely To Choose Online Education During Pandemic

BestOfCourses Reveals Women More Likely To Choose Online Education During Pandemic

BestOfCourses Reveals Women More Likely To Choose Online Education During Pandemic
BestOfCourses, the leading global marketplace for online learning courses and teaching, launched a special data report today on its homepage showing how the pandemic could affect online learning and teaching globally. During the pandemic, women are less likely to choose online learning than men and more likely to choose an entirely online education option.

BestOfCourses released a report “The Value of Online Education During Pandemic” on Homepage recently. The report reveals that if the pandemic is not a threat, face-to-face learning is still the preferred method for respondents, accounting for 40%. Roughly 29% of respondents reported that they would prefer online learning to face-to-face or hybrid learning. 

The report of BestOfCourses also shows that there is a history of gender differences in the tendency to choose learning methods. While the pandemic is not a concern, both men and women show a strong interest in Hybrid learning accounting for 30%. 40% said they would study in person, 35% hybrid learning, and 25% entirely online among women. Among men, 40% said they prefer to meet in person, 32% hybrid, and 28% completely online.

However, the survey shows that the pandemic has affected the answers of both men and women when asked which method they would choose in the next six months. Men’s choices didn’t change much, with 35% reporting that they would choose completely online, 34% hybrid, and 31% in person. But women said they were more inclined to choose the online option entirely, with 49% choosing online, 29% hybrid, and 22% meeting in person. So, women’s choice for online learning has doubled in the context of the pandemic.

Sweet Natalya, research director at BestOfCourses, said Public interest in online learning will persist after the pandemic and is a trend she believes will continue. “We remain committed to providing learners around the world with affordable access to the skills they need now and in the future. The trends we’ve seen over the past six months indicate a significant acceleration in the transition to a way of learning of the future.”

Currently, more women than men attend higher education programs. Women are more likely to lose their jobs and more likely to have to look after children or family members at home, making it difficult to balance work, family life, and education. Women are disproportionately affected compared to men by the pandemic, which may be why they are unable to pursue direct education. This may cause an increase in women, especially single mothers, switching to online education, dropping out of school, or delaying schooling because they cannot afford it.

BestOfCourses is the leading online learning destination helping students especially women acquire the skills they need to compete in today’s economy. Millions of students are mastering new skills with online courses on BestOfCourses on topics ranging from programming and data science courses to leadership and team building.

With a mission to improve lives through learning, BestOfCourses on mission provides courses with the best deals, connecting students all over the world to the best instructors during the pandemic.

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