According to data from iiMedia Research, China's K12 after-school tutoring market will reach 530 billion yuan in 2020 and is expected to reach 571 billion yuan in 2021. With the rapid development of the industry, the capital market has always maintained a high degree of enthusiasm for off-campus training and education and STEAM education product development technology. However, in terms of awareness, STEAM education still needs to be popularized. With a more complete integrated solution, it will be recognized by students, parents and schools to increase market acceptance. In the future, the STEAM education industry will continue to innovate and optimize technology, and use new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to promote changes in the teaching environment and learning methods.
Under the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, China has introduced a policy of "suspending classes and not stopping schools", which has accelerated the penetration rate of the online education industry. With the increase in national disposable income, the development of Internet penetration has brought a new round of growth in the online education industry. In 2020, the number of online education users is expected to reach 351 million, and the online education market is expected to exceed 480 billion RMB. Under the new growth, the online education industry has new innovative directions in the fields of teaching models, access channels, and technological empowerment. In terms of teaching mode, double-teacher live broadcast of large classes is the main course form of major online education institutions. On the basis of ensuring the scale of courses, efficient use of teacher resources has formed a good business profit model. Secondly, offline education institutions affected by the epidemic have also turned to online development and innovated the OMO model. With the vigorous development of artificial intelligence technology, the online education industry effectively uses AI technology to empower teaching, which not only improves teaching quality and experience, but also effectively reduces its customer acquisition cost through self-developed intelligent teaching hardware and intelligent answering services in order to acquire a nice operational efficiency.
Under the influence of Covid-19, the online education process accelerates. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, market scale of China online education market will reach 485.8 billion yuan in 2020, and the user scale is expected to increase to 351 million people. With the rapid development of the industry, the advantages of the small class mode are more prominent. There are well-known enterprises in various fields such as academic tutoring education, mathematical thinking, interest education, etc. In particular, the development of mathematical thinking track for children’s logical ability training has accelerated in recent years. The market scale is expected to exceed 10 billion yuan in 2021. In the future, online education industry will continue to innovate and optimize for technology, and provide more personalized and accurate services for students by using new technologies such as AI and 5G.
政策门槛的提升加速了行业的整合，疫情带来了新的发展机遇，中国在线青少儿英语行业迎来新发展，2020年中国在线少儿英语教育市场规模达到4858亿元，预计到2021年底市场渗透率将达到37%，2022年将达51%。iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，53.6%的受访者更倾向于选择AI趣味互动课，49.2%的受访者会选择游戏教学课，在线少儿英语教育用户倾向于选择兼顾互动性和趣味性的教学方式，从而提升少儿对于学习的兴趣和学习效果。未来，在线少儿英语教育市场格局将趋于纺锤形，行业分化愈发明显，头部机构将利用自身优势抓住机遇，迎来一波新的高速增长机会。随着在线教育下沉，本地化网校将迎来崛起，地域龙头布局本地化网校，OMO 混合服务模式将愈发普遍。
The increase in policy thresholds has accelerated the integration of the industry and the epidemic has brought new development opportunities. China's online English education for children industry has ushered in new developments. In 2020, China's online English education for children market will reach 485.8 billion yuan. It is expected that the market penetration rate will reach 37% by the end of 2021 and 51% in 2022. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 53.6% of respondents are more inclined to choose AI fun interactive courses, and 49.2% of respondents would choose game teaching courses, which implies that and China's online English education for children users tend to choose a teaching method that takes into account both interactive and interesting teaching methods, thereby enhancing children’s learning Interest and learning effect. In the future, the online English education for children market will tend to be a spindle shape, and industry differentiation will become more apparent. Head institutions will use their own advantages to seize opportunities and usher in a new wave of high-speed growth opportunities. With the sinking of online education, regional leaders will deploy localized online schools, and the OMO hybrid service model will become more common.
With the increasing number of students studying abroad, teaching strength is the primary consideration for those who intend to study abroad to choose a country to study abroad. However, with the frequent occurrence of international students being killed abroad in recent years, safety issues have also become a key consideration for international students. During the epidemic, the group of international students faced major problems. According to iiMedia Research data, 40% of international students believed that the epidemic would delay graduation and increase the cost of studying abroad; while 32.9% said they needed to solve the accommodation problem by themselves.
During the post-epidemic period, with the support of policies and the promotion of 5G, AI and other technologies, the market scale of China's online education is further expanded. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the market scale of China's online education is expected to reach 485.8 billion yuan in 2020. By April 2020, China's online youth English market has reached 26 billion yuan, with about 5.8 million users and a market penetration rate of 22%. After the explosive growth of online education during the epidemic period, it is estimated that the penetration rate of Online English for young children in China will reach 37% by the end of 2021 and 51% by 2022 under the background of the continuous formation of user habits. In recent years, the dividend of online education market has attracted more and more investment. In 2019, China's online education industry witnessed a total of 150 financing events with a total financing amount of 11.5 billion yuan. Thanks to the positive stimulus of coVID-19 in 2020, online education behaviors and habits become more and more popular in China. In particular, the market of K12 and vocational education will be greatly released, showing a huge market prospect. By 2025, the size of China's online education market is expected to exceed 800 billion yuan. According to the analysis of the report, the online education industry needs to improve product quality to attract users and promote efficient operation, seize the opportunity of potential sinking market and technological innovation to meet the development challenges of China's online education industry.
升学压力大和教育重视程度提升的推动下，K12在线教育需求激增。2020上半年中国K12在线教育用户规模将达3765.6万人，同比增长达23.2%。K12在线教育优势愈加凸显，少儿编程类等素质类教育兴起;行业下沉式发展趋势明显，三四线城市成新角逐场。疫情下，线下教培活动受限，资本抢占K12在线教育赛道，少儿编程获得资本青睐。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，60.8%的受访者需要各类学科辅导类教学，兴趣类以及编程类教育需求仍在逐步提升。教师资源是用户选择平台的首要影响因素。而行业内优胜劣汰，中小机构持续亏损，老牌教育机构蓄力K12在线教育，K12业务成为新东方营收增长的主引擎。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)分析师预测K12在线教育的未来竞争将是围绕产品与用户的竞争，以标准化、体系化产品着力于用户痛点，以个性化服务、创新性教学模式实现差异化内容供给能够释放品牌口碑价值。
Driven by the pressure of further education and the increasing importance of education, the demand for K12 online education has surged. In the first half of 2020, the scale of China's K12 online education users will reach 37.656 million, a year-on-year increase of 23.2%. The advantages of K12 online education have become more prominent, and quality education such as children's programming has emerged; the industry's sinking development trend is obvious, and third and fourth tier cities have become new protagonist. Under the epidemic, offline education and training activities were limited, capital seized the K12 online education track, and children's programming gained capital favor. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 60.8% of the interviewees required various types of subject tutoring, while interest and programming education are still in increasing demand. Teacher resources are the primary influencing factors for users to choose a platform. The survival of the fittest in the industry, small and medium sized institutions continue to lose money, old education institutions accumulate K12 online education, K12 business has become the main engine of revenue growth of New Oriental. Analysts at iiMedia Research predict that the future competition of K12 online education will focus on the competition between products and users, focus on user pain points with standardized and systematic products, and achieve differentiated content supply with personalized services and innovative teaching models. It can release the brand reputation value.
In 2020, the number of Chinese college entrance examination candidates reached 10.71 million, and the difficulty of applying for college entrance examinations has further increased. According to the survey data of iiMedia Research, over 40% interviewees regard professional choice as the primary consideration. iiMedia Research believes that with the continuous improvement of information technology and transportation facilities, off-site work and off-site internship are all possible, so the choice of major itself has the greatest impact on the future career development of students.
2020年5月20日，全球知名的新经济产业第三方数据挖掘和分析机构iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询) 发布《2020H1中国在线教育数据调研及典型企业案例研究报告》。报告根据艾媒数据中心、艾媒咨询商业情报数据库、艾媒商情舆情数据监测系统基础数据，对在线教育行业、行业细分领域（如K12、职业培训、少儿英语、素质教育等）进行宏观把控和商业模式分析，对VIPKID、编程猫、中公教育等典型企业的分析，并且结合用户行为和消费心理，判断2020-2021年中国在线教育行业的发展趋势。艾媒咨询分析师认为，2020年的新冠疫情为在线教育带来了新的活力，预计2020年中国在线教育用户将达到3.09亿人。后续随着中国各地陆续复课，在线教育的用户数量将有所回落，因此，如何保持用户留存率等问题是在线教育企业应当关注的。
The new crown outbreak has brought some benefits to online education, but it has also increased competition in the industry. iiMedia Research believe that the domestic online education industry is about to enter the knockout stage, many enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises are facing an existential crisis. How to make use of the current situation, improve the retention rate of enterprises, promote enterprise products out to sea is an important issue facing the development of the industry.
中国在线教育市场规模近五年来一直保持逐年增长的态势，iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年在线教育市场规模已突破4000亿元。疫情期间，教育部提出“停课不停学、停课不停教”，推动了教育产业信息化变革的同时，也激发和释放出在线教育的潜在市场需求。尤其在下沉市场领域，在线教育行业的认知和渗透进程得到加快。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，分地域来看，受访用户对各类在线教育服务的需求呈现出差异，一二线城市教育需求相对多元分散，低线城市用户需求更多集中在学科辅导和语言学习。且下沉市场用户群体对价格敏感度较高，整体付费能力以及付费意愿较一二线城市还有一定差距。艾媒咨询分析师认为，下沉蓝海市场空间广阔，但在线教育企业也面临诸多挑战，加大技术投入，利用AI赋能教育，降本提效，专注用户，将成为行业的主流趋势。拥有资金和技术能力的在线教育平台将更具发展优势。
The size of China's online education market has been increasing year by year for the past five years. According to data from iiMedia Research, the online education market has exceeded 400 billion yuan in 2019. During the Corona epidemic, the Ministry of Education proposed "suspended class, ongoing learning, ongoing teaching" ，which not only promoted the informatization reform of the education industry, but also stimulated and released the potential market demand for online education. Especially in the field of sinking market, the process of cognition and penetration of online education industry has been accelerated. According to the data of iiMedia Research, according to different areas, the respondents' demands for various online education services are different. The demand for education in first-tier and second-tier cities is relatively diversified, and the demand for users in low-tier cities is more concentrated in subject counseling and language learning. Moreover, the user groups in the sinking market are highly sensitive to prices, and the overall payment ability and willingness to pay are still far from those in first- and second-tier cities. According to iiMedia consulting analysts, the sinking blue ocean market is vast, but online education companies also face many challenges, using AI to empower education, reducing costs and improving efficiency, and focusing on users will become the mainstream trend of the industry in the future. Online education platforms with financial and technical capabilities will have more development advantages.