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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 [...]

Students Taking Online Classes Easily Distracted by Other Content

Students Taking Online Classes Easily Distracted by Other Content

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Concern is growing over the deteriorating educational environment for students as schools continue to offer online courses at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Market researcher Nielsen KoreanClick reported a 5 percent increase in the number of teenage PC/mobile users this September compared to last year. Teenagers have spent [...]

Public Believes Online Courses Widen Academic Achievement Gap

Public Believes Online Courses Widen Academic Achievement Gap

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Most South Koreans believe that the expansion of online courses following the coronavirus outbreak has widened the gap of academic achievement among students as well as undermined the development of social skills. The Presidential Council for National Education conducted a survey of 24,656 people including students, parents, and teachers, [...]

With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

With Eased Attendance Cap, 1st Graders at Elementary Schools to Return to Classrooms Almost Every Day

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean students will take in-person classes more often starting this week, as attendance cap restrictions in schools have been eased amid a recent drop in new coronavirus cases. The Ministry of Education raised the attendance cap, currently at one-third in elementary and middle schools, and two-thirds in high [...]

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

Mandatory Masks, No Meals Together: Plans Unveiled for Safe Environment for University Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Students without face masks won’t be allowed to enter a testing site for the national university entrance exam slated for December, the education ministry said Friday, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the test. The Ministry of Education unveiled detailed guidelines to safely hold the College Scholastic [...]

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

English Fairytale Book Titled “Dokdo Gangchi” Available on Amazon

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of South Korean middle and high school students have published an English fairytale book about an extinct sea lion as part of efforts to promote South Korean sovereignty over the easternmost Dokdo Islets. The students of Cheongshim International Academy in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province translated a fairytale that [...]