This week, we highlight a recent post from TechNode, a leading international technology media platform in China. The article provides an overview of China’s edtech landscape:
China in recent years have aggressively pushed various educational initiatives and reforms such as the abovementioned revamped gaokao system, and also improving literacy rates amongst children and developing rural schools. One such initiative deserves special mention: the change in direction to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) content, as well as the method of delivery: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In light of these changes, progress and uptake in education technology (edtech) in China has been highly successful with no lack of local and international players in the highly competitive landscape.
The article offers a few examples of edtech work, including startups, preschool coding classes, and some of the drawbacks to China’s approach.