China Builds Cloud Learning Platform To Facilitate Locked-Down Students


Chinese government has launched an online cloud-based education platform to facilitate Chinese students under lock-down in corona-hit areas.

 Since 31st December last year, China has been battling the novel coronavirus that has affected the lives of thousands across the country, and beyond the Chinese borders.

Till date some 2500 deaths have been reported in China and the number of confirmed cases in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa the novel coronavirus is on the rise

Among many challenges faced by China due to coronavirus outbreak, keeping children in schools is proving to be a massive issue.

Schools were to resume in February, but the Chinese government has decided against it. Educational institutes are going to remain closed to limit the spread of the new virus. In order to dodge the bullet on this matter Chinese government has come up with a startling plan to use

Chinese government developed cloud based education platform with the help of three major telecom companies of China (China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom) and tech affiliates such as Baidu, Alibaba and Huawei.

According to the Chinese ministry of education, the platform is loaded with free education resources and can fulfil the needs of over 180 million students across china, who are limited to their homes over safety concerns.

The platform is equipped with latest Learning Management System technologies and has the bandwidth of 90 terabytes. Backed by 7000 servers, this online education platform can handle up to 50 million students and 600000 teachers streaming live at the same time. China’s state TV channels are also collaborating with this system to cover 12 subjects and 169 lessons with an option to update more lessons if needed.

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