A new way of education that integrates online and offline learning has become a “new normal” in basic education. [Photo/CFP.CN]

A new way of education that integrates online and offline learning has become a “new normal” in basic education, as technology is quickly revolutionizing the future form of schools worldwide.

“Classes that are digitalized and integrated are playing an increasingly important role in the field of education, which also reflects the integrated teaching model we support and is quickly becoming a new normal,” said Gao Han, vice-president of ClassIn Interactive Class.

Gao said that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the basic education sector just transformed from offline to online, where ClassIn has helped to reproduce offline scenarios to online as much as possible.

“But a more important goal is that we can leverage our innovation to cultivate students’ creativity, innovation ability, and ability to solve complex problems in the future,” Gao noted.

Gao made the remarks during the 2020 Future School Ecology Conference, where EEO, the parent company of ClassIn, announced that it cooperated with Beijing 101 Middle School to donate a ClassIn X smart classroom to Liangshan Minzu Middle School in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Founded in 2014, EEO’s ClassIn is the world’s first online interactive classroom product. During the pandemic outbreak this year, ClassIn has helped over 10,000 offline education institutions to transform from offline to online.

The company launched the ClassIn X smart classroom recently, which aims to provide simple but powerful online and offline integrated teaching solutions to the education sector.

According to Xiong Yongchang, vice-dean of Beijing 101 Middle School, there exist systemic barriers or technical barriers for social resources to enter schools.

“But the integrated learning scenarios leverage new technologies to break that wall. With the integrated mode, learning and teaching methods become flexible and diverse, and the ways schools are organized also are more flexible than in the past,” Xiong said.

“It is not just about taking a class and doing homework online. It is important whether they can make the platform a normal part of student life,” he added.