Korean online education companies thrive

Posted on futurizekorea

Korean students are pushed on academics and it’s helped create a giant market for companies delivering online courses. The New York Times profiled one of those firms, Megastudy:

About 2.8 million students, including approximately half of all college-bound high school seniors, are members of Megastudy, which allows them access to some of the country’s most celebrated exam tutors. For a fraction of what they would pay at traditional private “cram schools,” students can watch video-on-demand tutorials on home computers or download them into hand-held devices for viewing in the subway or parks.

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