in foreign countries, the impact of the Internet has created a huge gold mine, investors heard the voice of change, ambitious entrepreneurs have heard the voice of change. However, when the Internet collision of China’s exam oriented education, the status quo is not optimistic, and many foreign models are difficult to copy.
for the past one or two years, online education now is a hot field, a number of online education companies financing news keep coming, almost every time there will be an online course to venture company announced the acquisition of millions of dollars in investment, and the website user activity is very high, is a hugely popular.
, according to incomplete statistics, the scale of over $10 million financing amounted to nearly ten, such as the United States online education service providers 2tor get huge financing $26 million, to make online education and school education on an equal footing, challenge the Harvard Yale and other Ivy League schools; startup TheMinervaProject $25 million huge seed investment intentions create an online version of Harvard University". In addition, UniversityNow received a total of $17 million 300 thousand investment, Codecademy funds raised $10 million, Echo360 $33 million financing, Coursera total raise about $20 million in funds……
online education may be a learning revolution. Knowledge as a privilege, only a small number of people can get; today, through the network of education, excellent content to spread widely. In foreign countries, the impact of the Internet has created a huge gold mine, investors have heard the voice of change, ambitious entrepreneurs have heard the voice of change. However, when the impact of online education in China’s exam oriented education environment, the status quo is not optimistic, and many foreign models are difficult to copy.
look at the domestic online education website, in fact, only the traditional teaching mode of digital, but in the teaching method and no great breakthrough, it is easy to bring the traditional teaching of the ills of the online. We are more concerned about the new age model, contains rich media effect, social, game mechanism, real-time interactive elements such as educational websites or applications on the PC or mobile client.
model innovation and diverse, difficult to copy
it is worth noting that, ten years ago, some American universities online education project was a failure. In 2001, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and other universities to participate in the commercial online education project Fathom Columbia University started, but two years later died. Yale University, Princeton University and Stanford University jointly developed non-profit online education project AllLearn was also forced to end in 2006.
, however, there are still a lot of American education experts are optimistic about the new online education programs. Laurence, current member of the board of directors of Harvard University, · S&mi>