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More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An additional 3.12 million elementary and secondary students began the spring semester Thursday by participating in online classes amid the nationwide battle against the coronavirus, but the unprecedented tele-education was marred by network access problems at many places. Under the government’s three-step plan, first and second graders at middle [...]

Lack of Infrastructure, Experience Poses Hurdle to Online Classes

Lack of Infrastructure, Experience Poses Hurdle to Online Classes

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Are South Korean schools and students ready for online classes? The question is drawing rising public attention as elementary and secondary schools nationwide were asked by the government on Tuesday to begin the spring semester with online classes, in steps starting April 9, to prevent classroom infections of the [...]

S. Korea to Begin New School Year with Online Classes April 9 amid Virus Outbreak

S. Korea to Begin New School Year with Online Classes April 9 amid Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it will begin the new school year on April 9 with online classes for middle and high school senior students following repeated delays due to the novel coronavirus. The unprecedented move to introduce online classes at elementary, middle and high schools nationwide will be carried [...]

Government Pushes for Online Classes – Are Schools Ready?

Government Pushes for Online Classes – Are Schools Ready?

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education said Wednesday it is considering introducing online classes nationwide, if the ongoing spread of the coronavirus outbreak shows little sign of letting up or students and faculty members get infected. However, the education community is voicing concern that local school sites do not appropriate systems [...]

Gov’t Mulls Postponing Opening of Schools Again Until Early April

Gov’t Mulls Postponing Opening of Schools Again Until Early April

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is considering postponing the repeatedly delayed opening of schools by one or two more weeks until early next month as a precaution against the new coronavirus, government sources said Sunday. Kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools across the country are currently scheduled to reopen March 23, as [...]