China's Online Education Users SOAR to 423 Million!

As of March, the number of online education users in China had reached 423 million, up 110.2 percent from the end of 2018, according to a report on China's internet development released Tuesday.

The online education users accounted for 46.8 percent of the country's netizen population, said the report issued by the China Internet Network Information Center, adding the industry saw an explosive increase due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Noting that the opening of schools across the country was postponed during the epidemic, the report said 265 million students switched to online courses, bringing the number of daily active users on multiple online education applications to more than 10 million each.

On January 27, China's Ministry of Education issued a notice postponing the start of the Spring semester in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

To avoid complete disruption, online classes have been arranged to ensure students would continue receiving education while the outbreak is being dealt with.

However, things didnt turn out quite as well as expected for many teachers assuming those classes.

For starters, most of them have never had to use live streaming platforms and methods to teach their lessons, which has led them to find creative yet inconvenient ways to host them.

For students...

Read more: Forced to Connect Online, Teachers & Students Are Going Nuts!

Source: xinhua

Editor: Crystal H

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