China regulates online study amid epidemic
China's Ministry of Education (MOE) has issued a guideline, calling for efforts to ensure that each student can receive online education during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Schools are prohibited to force students to prove learning records by "logging in" for online study or uploading study videos, said the guideline, adding that education authorities should listen to opinions from teachers, parents and students to improve the quality of online education.
Primary and middle schools in China were required to open online curriculums by using official educational websites to ensure the study of 180 million students as the new school semester had been postponed due to the nationwide measures taken to contain the epidemic.
The MOE also demanded colleges and universities to offer online teaching and learning resources following the postponement of school semesters.