Finnish firm Sanoma Learning, the parent company of Flanders’ educational publisher Van In, launched a survey on the digitalization of education during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures show that, in the face of COVID-19, 89% of primary and secondary teachers in Flanders gave their students online tasks and exercises, compared to 87% in eleven European regions surveyed.
What’s more, over three quarters of Flanders’ teachers taught digitally to the entire class during the lockdown, a rise of 67% compared to pre-corona years. 93% of Flanders’ primary school pupils and 75% of the secondary school students received digital exercises at least once a week. Moreover, 22% had weekly online tests, compared to only 6% before the pandemic.
“This survey shows that, in terms of digital practice, Flanders was already ahead of the curve in Europe – and has maintained its leading position during the pandemic. It also demonstrates the efforts of Flanders’ education system to keep its students learning throughout the lockdown,” concludes Winfried Mortelmans, CEO of Van In.