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.
As the data of iiMedia Research showed,It is estimated that the scale of online education users in China will reach 296 million in 2020. The outstanding advantages of online education are flexible and convenient, rich in resources, and combined with AI, VR, AR and other technologies to meet the diversified and personalized needs of users, making up for the shortcomings and shortcomings of traditional offline education. 84.9% of online education users recognize the online and offline education model. In the future, the development and application of artificial intelligence technology will promote the popularization of personalized online education.