Why the future of an International British School may be online | Sophia High School
It is a well known fact that for many decades, that International British School have been widely held as some of the best in the world. Earlier this year however, the UK Department of Education released their findings from the latest round of international tests – the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
The results showed that British schoolchildren have slipped down the rankings, with students now ranking below average in maths, reading and science. This is a worrying trend, and one that must be addressed if Britain wants to maintain its place as a world-leader in education.
As International British Schools look to solutions and try to address a global teacher crisis in recruitment and retention, one possible solution that is fast emerging is moving more classes online.
In this blog post, we’ll explore why this may be the future of International British schools, and look at some of the benefits that come with learning in an online environment
The International British school sector is turning to online solutions to supplement their traditional curriculums.
It is no secret that the future of education is online. The trend that the International British School sector is exploring in order to address a global teacher shortage, increased competition with regards to student admissions and intake figures and changing needs of more mobile families is a movement towards online education and hybrid models of learning.
With technological advancements making it easier than ever for students to learn remotely, more and more schools are turning to online solutions to supplement their traditional curriculums. There are many benefits to this type of education, which is why hybrid learning solutions are becoming increasingly popular among International British Schools.
Students who receive an education that combines online learning with traditional in-classroom instruction perform better academically
According to recent studies, students who receive an education that combines online learning with traditional in-classroom instruction perform better academically than those who only receive a traditional education.
There are many reasons for this, but the main one is convenience. With everything moving online, it just makes sense for schools to do the same. Plus, with so many different types of technology available, students have access to a wealth of resources that they wouldn’t have otherwise and schools are able to adopt a more accessible, affordable and sustainable model of education.
There are a number of advantages to this type of education. Firstly, it is more cost-effective than traditional methods as there is no need to pay for expensive resources or buildings. Secondly, it is more flexible and convenient as students can study at their own pace and in their own time. Thirdly, online education can be tailored to the individual needs of each student, meaning that they can receive a more personalised education. Finally, online education is more sustainable as it requires less resources than traditional methods.
So, what does the future hold for online education? Well, it is predicted that by 2025, 50% of all courses will be delivered online. This means that International British Schools will need to invest in good quality digital infrastructure and resources in order to stay ahead of the competition. They will also need to ensure that their teachers are properly trained in how to deliver online instruction. However, it is clear that online education is here to stay and that it offers a number of benefits for both students and schools.
Sophia High School is a leading British Online School currently working with a select group of partners on a consultancy basis in order to help support their vision and strategic development with the adaptation of online models of education and hybrid learning.
If your International British School or organisation is considering online education and would like support, please arrange a call with our Educational Leadership Team and Director of New Projects, Vanessa Temple .
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