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Seoul Education Office Bucks Opposition from Conservative Groups with Student Rights Plan

Seoul Education Office Bucks Opposition from Conservative Groups with Student Rights Plan

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite strong opposition from some conservative groups, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education has stipulated the protection of sexual minority rights in the student rights plan, the first in its history, that it unveiled on Thursday. In accordance with the Seoul Metropolitan Student Human Rights Ordinance, the student human [...]

U.S. AP Curriculum Distorts Korean History

U.S. AP Curriculum Distorts Korean History

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), a civic group promoting the country and its history online for an international audience, said Wednesday that an Advanced Placement (AP) textbook published in the U.S. this year severely distorts Korean history. “AP World History: Modern” for 2021 published by McGraw-Hill lists [...]

State Institute Unveils New Korean Language Datasets for AI Learning

State Institute Unveils New Korean Language Datasets for AI Learning

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute of the Korean Language said Tuesday that it had unveiled eight kinds of new Korean language datasets, essential learning data for artificial intelligence (AI) to improve Korean language processing capability through its website. In August 2020, the institute released Korean language corpus for AI learning on [...]

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

Despite COVID-19, Gov’t Seeks to Expand In-person Classes Due to Challenges of Remote Learning

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean school kids are expected to attend more in-person classes this year, as concerns are growing over the widening education gap and child care among working parents. “The ministry is planning to expand in-person instruction this year, either by giving schools more leeway, or expanding exceptions” to the [...]

University of Cambridge Opens Graduate Programs in Korean Studies

University of Cambridge Opens Graduate Programs in Korean Studies

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to growing interest about South Korea in Britain, the University of Cambridge has opened master’s and doctorate degree programs in Korean studies. The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University recently opened master’s and doctorate programs in Korean studies. The university is scheduled to [...]

LG Electronics Teams Up with Naver for Remote Learning Service

LG Electronics Teams Up with Naver for Remote Learning Service

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. on Friday said it has signed a partnership with South Korea’s top internet portal operator Naver Corp. to enter the remote learning service business amid the pandemic. Under the deal, the two sides will develop a notebook dedicated to Naver’s online education platform Whale Space. Tentatively [...]