iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，中国在线教育市场规模逐年上升，预计2020年达到4538亿元。2019年中国中小学在校学生数达到17802.6万人，基于巨大的学生体量规模，以及疫情期间政府关于“停课不停学”等政策为中小学在线教育提供了快速发展的契机。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，49.6%的受访中小学学生家长认为在线学习方便、安全，但有46.7%的受访中小学学生认为在线学习难以集中注意力，52.4%的中小学教师认为在线学习效果一般。目前，中小学在线教育市场迎来发展契机，但产品体验仍有较大提升空间，市场竞争格局未定，能够在用户体验方面具备优势的企业存在突围机会。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of online education market in China has increased year by year, and is expected to reach 453.8 billion yuan in 2020. In 2019, the number of students in primary and secondary schools in China reached 17.782.6 million. Based on the huge student scale and the government's policy of "Closed non-stop learning." during the novel coronavirus pneumonia, it provided an opportunity for rapid development of online education in primary and secondary schools. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 49.6% of the parents of primary and secondary school students thought that online learning was convenient and safe, but 46.7% of the primary and secondary school students thought it was difficult to concentrate on online learning, and 52.4% of the primary and secondary school teachers thought that the effect of online learning was average. At present, the online education market for primary and secondary schools is confronted with a development opportunities, but there is still increased potential for improvement in product experience, the market competition pattern is uncertain, and companies that have advantages in user experience have opportunities to break through.
The market scale of K12 online education will be further expanded in the future, where there existed the supporting policies and advanced AI technology. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, online subject tutoring is still the main demand of K12 online education users. Over 80% of online education users were subject tutoring users. Among all the subjects, English and Math were the two most popular subjects. More than 60% of K12 online education users were satisfied with the achievement enhancement effect of online subject tutoring. In spite of online subject tutoring, online education industry started to pay attention to the market segment of the quality education. K12 programming was the most popular extracurricular lesson, accounting for 22.8%. The followings were painting and vocal music. Although the online education industry was growing to be gradually mature, there were still differences in the cognitive level of K12 online education in various cities. The proportion of K12 online education users in first-tier city (50.4%) was significantly higher than the proportions of the second and third-tier cities (35.6% and 21.1% respectively). Facing the large amounts of development opportunities in third-tier and fourth-tier cities, the industry is showing a downward trend. At the same time, K12 online education industry was adjusting itself to cooperate with the offline education, and trying to solve to the pain points of having difficulties in following up the progress and lacking of real class atmosphere.
Although the state has carried out a major rectification of the education industry in 2018, problems such as uneven distribution of educational resources, single teaching methods and uneven off-campus tutoring still exist. In 2018, the academic pressure on Chinese primary and middle school students is still heavy, and the pressure on parents is increasing. The holiday has become the “third semester“. According to the data of iiMedia Research, half of the students spend 3-4 hours on homework during school, most of the primary and secondary school students have academic tests every week during school, most of the parents of primary and secondary school students insist on off-campus tutoring, and the off-campus tutoring takes up nearly half of the time in holidays. In the future, the “Internet + education“ and virtual reality will help the inclusive education. The ministry of education will continue to issue policies to relieve pressure. Schools and parents will work together to help students grow up healthily and happily.