There are currently 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for online education software has surged as a result. There has been significant demand for virtual tutoring, video conferencing, online learning software and language apps. Many education software companies have responded to the soaring demand for online education.
BYJU's have offered free classes on their learning app while Lark has offered teachers and students unlimited video conferencing time. In China, full time students were instructed to use Tencent Classroom to continue their studies in February while Zoho have offered their Zoho Classes app for free to government schools in India. Media organizations are also getting involved with remote learning to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. PBS SoCal has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to deliver local educational broadcasts while the BBC launched Bitesize Daily in April which will offer 14 weeks of curriculum based learning for children in the UK.
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