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Popularity of AI ‘Edutech’ Businesses on the Rise

Popularity of AI ‘Edutech’ Businesses on the Rise

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘edutech’ businesses that graft new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and big data into the educational space are enjoying rising popularity in South Korea. Kim Mi-kyung, a popular lecturer and dean of online university MKYU, recently joined hands with AI start-up MINDs Lab Inc. [...]

Education Ministry Plans to Use Supplementary Budget to Reduce Classroom Crowding amid Pandemic

Education Ministry Plans to Use Supplementary Budget to Reduce Classroom Crowding amid Pandemic

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education will use a supplementary budget to alleviate classroom crowding in order to bring more students back into school buildings come September amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry’s document has shown. According to the document shared with Yonhap News Agency by Rep. Lee Eun-ju of the [...]

Elite High Schools Retain Status in 10-0 Victory over Education Authorities

Elite High Schools Retain Status in 10-0 Victory over Education Authorities

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Elite high schools will be able to keep their status for the time being after the courts ruled 10-0 against the education authorities’ decision to cancel their licenses. On Thursday, Dongsan Christian High School in Ansan, 42 kilometers south of Seoul, became the tenth and last “autonomous private high [...]

Vaccine Program Leads to Rise in Applicants for Mock College Entrance Exam

Vaccine Program Leads to Rise in Applicants for Mock College Entrance Exam

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A vaccination program appears to have drawn applicants for a mock test for the college entrance exam, a major education company said Tuesday. According to Jongro Haneul Education Corp., a leading private education institution, a September mock test for the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) attracted nearly eight times [...]

Universities to Gradually Expand In-person Classes in Fall Semester

Universities to Gradually Expand In-person Classes in Fall Semester

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Universities and colleges in South Korea are planning to gradually expand in-person classes in the fall semester in line with the nation’s rising rate of vaccinations against COVID-19, officials said Saturday. The Ministry of Education recommended earlier this week that the proportion of in-person lectures be gradually increased at [...]

Students Perform Better with More In-person Schooling During COVID-19 Era

Students Perform Better with More In-person Schooling During COVID-19 Era

CHUNCHEON, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools into remote learning, a recent study showed that the academic performance of students at schools that have more attendance days deteriorated less. The Gangwon-do Education & Science Research Institute analyzed the second-semester academic performance (from 2018 to 2020) [...]