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December 25, 2020

Adults turn to online learning and loving it

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am

Yang Meiping, Shine, Shanghai

The city’s adults are spending more time learning online, according to a survey report released by the Shanghai Open University. Those spending more than five hours a week on online learning increased by more than 15 percentage points to 16.51 percent, and those spending three to five hours a week increased by more than 11 percentage points to 32.98 percent. Those spending less than three hours a week dropped from 76 percent to about 50.5 percent.  The online learners also showed longer plan for personal development, said the researchers. Two years ago, more than 70 percent of those surveyed said they learned online to improve vocational skills, while the number dropped to less than 30 percent this year. Those choosing for professional qualifications increased by 26.56 percentage points, learning new things grew by 15.74 percentage points and acquiring academic degrees 14.08 percentage points. Those choosing for personal interests also increased by 3.49 percentage points.

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