Booming demand for online courses

Updated 2018-02-07 09:45:01

Online courses covering language learning, psychology, photography, design and those that help prepare candidates to sit for civil service examinations are booming in China, Shanghai-based online education platform Hujiang said yesterday.

In 2019, China's online education market is set to generate 272.7 billion yuan (.5 billion) in revenue, up from 194.1 billion yuan in 2017, according to research firm iResearch.

More than 30,000 "cyber teachers" have opened online courses on Hujiang's platform which serves around 10 million users now. About 20 percent of the teachers — some working part-time — are able to earn over 100,000 yuan annually, according to a Hujiang report.

Hujiang, which used to focus on online language learning, found a "huge market potential" for non-language courses. On Hujiang's platform CCTalk, courses on Korean, Japanese and children's English now take up less than half of the total courses, said Fu Cairui, CEO and chairman.

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