There is a huge space for the development of online education Virtual teaching will become a new trend Because of the outbreak, schools around the world have been closed to the use of telematics programs for online education, to achieve “stop-and-about learning.” The scale of online education is “unprecedented”.
In fact, prior to the outbreak, global investment in education technology reached $18.66 billion in 2019. On the one hand, the epidemic poses a major challenge to teaching, but on the other hand, it also brings opportunities for metamorphosis. As a result of the outbreak, the use of language applications, virtual coaching software, video conferencing tools, and e-learning software has soared. The global market for online education is expected to reach $350 billion by 2025.
To promote the long-term development of virtual teaching, the University Grants Committee and the Quality Assurance Board announced on 21 January that an additional USD $165 million would be allocated to support eight subvented universities in the development of different projects between 2021 and 2023, including the governance structure of virtual teaching, the way of evaluation and the quality assurance system. Using the virtual teaching tools of cutting-edge technology such as AR/VR to enhance the interest, interactivity and situationality of online teaching and classroom teaching will become a new trend of teaching mode in the future. According to Statista, virtual reality technology could be worth $700 million in education alone by 2025.
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