In recent days, Sony Global Education and ClassIn signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop an interactive online course platform for Japanese educational institutions. Based on ClassIn online education, the platform will provide high quality online education support for Japanese institutions during the current pandemic and isolation period. The collaboration will simultaneously explore the in-depth application of online education after the pandemic and into the future, establishing a bridge between China and Japan in online education.
Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, Japanese schools have been closed. Now, using the online course platform collaboratively developed by Sony Global Education and ClassIn, teachers and students can still communicate and participate in multiple interactive courses. The platform allows for students to answer in-class questions posed by the teacher through simple online operations such as the “raise hand” feature. Teachers can then send “trophy” encouragement to students who answer correctly or perform well. The interactive learning platform has allowed the Japanese education system to function during an extraordinary period, maintaining the benefits of a traditional offline teaching experience but utilising the augmented features of a digital classroom to stimulate students enthusiasm, allow them to learn with confidence, and causing a minimal disruption to the Japanese educational year.
Sony Global Education believes that the platform they have jointly built with ClassIn can provide a world class distance learning program to Japanese educational institutions. The new platform will not only help students overcome the barriers to learning during this extraordinary time, but will also assist in addressing problems such as insufficient educational institutions or imbalanced teacher resources after the epidemic.
Since its establishment in 2014, ClassIn has served the education market in China and around the world. Since March 2020, its online classroom platform ClassIn has served tens of thousands of schools from 70 countries, with more than 12 million students worldwide studying an average of 4.3 hours per month. ClassIn is used by Peking University, the University of Science and Technology of China, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, New Oriental, Good Future and other well-known domestic universities and educational institutions, as well as world-renowned universities such as Roland University and Alcala University, and international education companies such as Udacity and Pearson. ClassIn will continue to focus on technology and product development, maintaining innovation as its products evolve and using technology to improve online and offline teaching efficiency and the learning experience.
The current pandemic is not just a problem of one country, but one faced by the entire world, and it requires educators from all over the world to approach new ways of working with an open mind. ClassIn is working closely with educational organizations around the world to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the operation of the wider education system.