Teachers in the countryside are often left behind in terms of new developments and classroom equipment.
To celebrate Teacher's Day, a local startup and several universities have come together to make latest courses available online. The courses cover everything from English and math through art, music and science, often neglected in rural parts.
East China Normal University signed an agreement with Hujiang, an online education provider, to support a new-technology program the Hujia Project, which serves teachers and students in poverty-stricken counties in Henan and Gansu Provinces.
“Information technology is the best way to boost teaching equality,” said Yan Hanbing, director of the school of open learning and education at the university.
At present, more than 100,000 teachers have taken online courses through the Hujia Project.
The new courses will make Internet resources more balanced, said Fu Cairui, chairman and CEO of Hujian.