Istation | July 22, 2020
Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and approved to distribute instructional materials to be used in South Carolina public schools for K-5 math.
South Carolina's State Board of Education was tasked with researching and selecting top instructional programs and materials to use in multiple skill areas. As a research-based solution with proven results in accelerating student progress in understanding and comprehension, Istation Math is aligned with South Carolina College- and Career-Ready (SCCCR) Standards, which was a primary requirement for approval.
PR Newswire | August 18, 2020
As individuals and families across the country make decisions about safely educating their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, professional educator, author, and homeschool expert Anne Crossman has launched a new platform, HomeschoolExpert.com, designed to equip and encourage parents and teachers to embrace high quality homeschooling as a viable and effective option. Simply said, Homeschool Expert is here to teach parents how to teach. Based on decades of extensive research and work with psychologists, behavioral specialists, educators, and expert homeschool parents, this platform offers practical tools to help parents teach with excellence.There are currently 54 million students enrolled in school in the United States, 2.5 million of which were homeschooled prior to Covid. The latest numbers in some states show that 80% of traditional school parents are now considering homeschooling their children, which opens a significant need in the market for parents to get resources, curriculum, and training to help them quickly create an excellent education for their children during the pandemic.
Tencent | April 30, 2020
Education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, remotely and on digital platforms.
The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of classroom.
Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, & take less time.
While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the pandemic. In Denmark, children up to the age of 11 are returning to nurseries and schools after initially closing on 12 March, but in South Korea students are responding to roll calls from their teachers online.
With this sudden shift away from the classroom in many parts of the globe, some are wondering whether the adoption of online learning will continue to persist post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the worldwide education market.
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“In response to significant demand, many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services, including platforms”.
~ Highly valued edtech company
Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching US$18.66 billion in 2019 and the overall market for online education projected to reach $350 Billion by 2025. Whether it is language apps, virtual tutoring, video conferencing tools, or online learning software, there has been a significant surge in usage since COVID-19.;
To support large-scale remote work, the platform tapped Alibaba Cloud to deploy more than 100,000 new cloud servers in just two hours last month .
~ DingTalk CEO Alibaba
In response to significant demand, many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services, including platforms like BYJU’S, a Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutoring firm founded in 2011, which is now the world’s most highly valued edtech company. Since announcing free live classes on its Think and Learn app, BYJU’s has seen a 200% increase in the number of new students using its product, according to Mrinal Mohit, the company's Chief Operating Officer.
Tencent classroom, meanwhile, has been used extensively since mid-February after the Chinese government instructed a quarter of a billion full-time students to resume their studies through online platforms. This resulted in the largest “online movement” in the history of education with approximately 730,000, or 81% of K-12 students, attending classes via the Tencent K-12 Online School in Wuhan.
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