High Tech of High Touch High Tech: Future of Online Learning in STEM Education

Over the past decade, the popularity of online learning has seen significant and rapid growth. More than 30 percent of higher education students in the U.S. are taking at least one online course, but in the age of COVID-19, online learning has become prevalent at all education stages.  A revolution in education is occurring as conventional classrooms are abandoned for flexible, online courses. High Touch High Tech is fully prepared for this online adaptation, welcoming the future of education.

High Touch High Tech has passionately believed since our foundation in 1992 that learning takes place anywhere learners gather, whether that be a science birthday party, onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise, or at the kitchen table. Schools and universities had to quickly pivot to remote learning in response to the current global pandemic. The suspension of on-campus learning forced education leaders to drastically change the educational experience, and High Touch High Tech shifted alongside.

Online learning is a flexible option, offering students a wide variety of lessons while being fully customizable.  Students can learn where, when, and what they want. Children across cultures have a natural curiosity of science, and when provided with a choice, choose more science! Science is exciting, and by igniting that curiosity early in the educational experience, a passion is born! Research has shown that teachers in traditional education settings are uncomfortable with science, rarely teaching it. High Touch High Tech’s online programming model fits perfectly to correct the STEM literacy gap.

A survey of teachers showed that only around 42% of them are working with students on science once a week. As remote learning students have the flexibility to learn the lessons they choose, High Touch High Tech’s online programming serves students and teachers alike. Students now have more time than ever to learn things they are genuinely interested in. Online courses with High Touch High Tech provide students with an exciting, educational experience they are eager to learn while addressing and improving the historically low STEM achievements of U.S. students.

High Touch High Tech and its franchisees across the world have brought High Tech education to students in an online learning setting. By delivering all supplies directly to students, the same totally participatory experience is had from the comfort and safety of students’ homes. Our franchisees inspire students, before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic!