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.
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.
In recent years, China's out-of-school training institutions have developed rapidly and gradually become an important role in the education ecosystem. However, due to its brutal development, related laws and regulations are not yet perfect, and scarce and uneven distribution of high-quality educational resources has led to an increasingly fierce competition environment and continuous market chaos.