Despite the different rates of corona infection, school closures due to epidemics have infected at least 1.2 billion children worldwide. In Denmark, after the first door was closed on March 12, they returned to kindergarten and school until they were 11 years old. However, in South Korea, students can answer teachers’ calls online.
With the rapid evacuation of classrooms in many parts of the world, some people wonder whether online learning will continue to be introduced after the epidemic, and how this change will affect the global education market.
Before COVID-19, educational technology has also been rapidly developed and recognized. Edtech’s global investment in 2019 is US $ 186.4 billion, and the total online education market is expected to reach US $ 350 billion by 2025. Since the use of COVID, whether it is a language application or virtual tutoring, the use of video conferencing tools or online learning software has greatly increased. -19.
How does the education department respond to COVID-19?
In order to meet the high demand, there are a number of online learning programs offered for free, including the 2011 education technology-based in Bangalore. But the real issue is that not all families have access to the internet. Even with a simple computer set up, a laptop, a keyboard, and a reliable mouse (CS GO mouse), this could be far from possible considering each family’s economic stand.
Since mid-February, the Chinese government has instructed 1 billion full-time students to continue learning through the online platform. So far, 10 classrooms have been widely used. This makes Wuhan ’s Tencent K-12 online school the largest “online practice” in the history of education, with approximately 730,000 students or 81% of K-12 students attending classes.
Other companies are enhancing their skills to provide everything from a single source to teachers and students. For example, the Singapore collaboration kit Lark developed by ByteDance is an internal tool to achieve exponential growth. The kit began to provide teachers and students with unlimited real-time video conference time, automatic translation functions, and collaborative project work. The most important thing is intelligent scheduling. Lark has expanded its global server infrastructure and technical capabilities to ensure reliable connections to achieve this goal in a fast and crisis situation.
Some school districts form unique partnerships, such as the partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and PBS SoCal / KCET, which provides regional education programs with separate channels based on age and numbers. Media organizations such as the BBC have also promoted virtual learning. The “Bitesize Daily” will begin airing on April 20th, and the target audience is those who teach children in the UK for 14 weeks with celebrities like Manchester City football player Sergio Aguero.