If a tutor is defined as providing assistance to a student on academic tasks such as homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research and personal development, one might consider Confucius one of the first tutors in China. Besides establishing ethical, moral, and social standards, Confucius impressed the value of education unto Chinese civilization for millennia to…
Last week was big for edtech fundraising news. Two of China’s largest edtech unicorns, Zuoyebang and Yuanfudao, both raised huge sums, pushing their valuations through the roof.
Chinese online education platform Yuanfudao has raised $300 million in a new funding round, bringing the overall funding of the Beijing-based company to $3.5 billion this year.
Internet tech giant ByteDance on Oct. 29 unveiled its a smart lamp priced at 799 yuan ($119) for the education sector as well as announced the new education brand Dali as part of its plan to diversify its businesses.
Bytedance has completed its acquisition of mathematical thinking platform NPY, which offers live-streaming and recorded video classes to kids aged 3 to 12 years old.
Should we be looking to online means to supplement, support and scaffold offline English-language education, rather than blindly wading towards total dependence?