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S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]

Gov’t Seeks to Promote Education of Critical Foreign Languages

Gov’t Seeks to Promote Education of Critical Foreign Languages

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has drafted a new mid-term plan to expand the education of 53 foreign languages that are less commonly taught but deemed increasingly important to the nation’s engagement with the world, officials said Sunday. Education, justice, gender and other ministers Wednesday discussed the education ministry’s proposal for the [...]

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

N. Korea Develops AI Robot for Children’s Education

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean kindergartens and elementary schools have started to use robots for education. Voice of Korea, Pyongyang’s state-run radio station, posted a video on its official website on Thursday in which students were seen speaking to a robot while looking up at the robot’s ‘face’, or scanning cards with the [...]

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, [...]

Pulse Secure Expands Global Education Partnerships into ASEAN

Pulse Secure Expands Global Education Partnerships into ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Trainocate to deliver Pulse Secure Authorized Training courses across ASEAN. “Our channel has been instrumental to Pulse Secure’s growth as a Zero Trust secure access solution provider,” said Gary Gee, Pulse Secure [...]

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom companies are beefing up their education content to ride on a trend of remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Saturday, as they release services using advanced IT solutions. The resurgence of COVID-19 has forced schools to suspend in-person classes. In the [...]

Daewoo Shipbuilding to Foster Ship-related Digital Technology Experts

Daewoo Shipbuilding to Foster Ship-related Digital Technology Experts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. said Friday that it will nurture digital technology workforces to improve the management and production procedure of its shipyards. A program to be run by the software education center of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) will train experts of ship-related [...]

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will allow online joint degree programs among universities at home and abroad beginning next year, education officials said Wednesday. During an inter-ministerial meeting on social issues, the Ministry of Education presented a series of measures to promote remote learning based on digital technologies in the COVID-19 era. [...]