Nearly 80 pct respondents watch "study live streams": survey

BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 79.6 percent of 1,652 respondents have watched "study live streams," according to a recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily.


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Of those surveyed, 44.5 percent were born between 1980 and 1989, 38.3 percent between 1990 and 1999, 10.3 percent between 1970 and 1979, with the remaining born between 1960 and 1969 or after 2000.

More than half of the respondents think "live streams of people studying" allow others to feel less lonely, while 46 percent believe that live streaming their study process helps relieve learners' pressure.

Meanwhile, nearly 53 percent voice concern that "study live streams" may easily become a distraction for learners themselves.

China saw rapid growth in online education in 2018, with the number of users of such services rising 29.7 percent year on year to 201 million, accounting for 24.3 percent of total Internet users, according to a statistical report on Internet development.

Around 194 million people in China accessed online education via mobile phones, up 63.3 percent compared with 2017, said the China Internet Network Information Center report.