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Growing Number of Students Studying Online Due to Coronavirus

Hunet's online class. (image: Hunet)

Hunet’s online class. (image: Hunet)

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire)With the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, offline lectures in the education industry are rapidly being replaced by online lectures.

Online education company Hunet Co. reported that the number of students visiting its online classes more than tripled this month compared to the same period a year earlier.

On the other hand, a number of offline lectures scheduled for February and March were canceled.

A forum on human resources development, which was scheduled for next month, will also be broadcast online without spectators. At first, about 400 people were planning to attend the event.

In addition, a growing number of universities are postponing the start of the new semester or replacing classes with online lectures.

Accordingly, the government recently decided not to apply a regulation that limits the ratio of remote classes to 20 percent of all credits in the first semester of this year.

“Since offline education requires many people to gather in one place, there are many people seeking online education, which is free from restrictions on time and place,” said a representative of Hunet.

Educational service company Eduwill Co. also decided to replace its planned “Test Strategy Meeting for Public Arbitration” with a real-time online briefing on YouTube for the first time.

Earlier Tuesday, Eduwill also decided to cancel all offline classes at 20 former vocational institutes and replace them with online lectures.

Yoons English School, an English-language education company, introduced an online video management learning system Monday to existing classroom-based lectures in the face of growing parental concerns.

Although there was a separate brand that was only used for video management, this is the first time that it has been applied to classroom-based classes.

“In the beginning, there were many parents who postponed visiting classes, but as COVID-19 showed signs of prolonging, we decided to introduce a video management system because we cannot postpone the classes forever,” said an official of Yoons English School.

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