Shorelight CEO Tom Dretler recently spoke with China Daily about the impact that COVID-19 is having on the online education sector.
“The novel coronavirus outbreak has accelerated people’s acknowledgment and acceptance for online education in China and around the world. It has moved up the sector by at least 10 years,” said Tom Dretler.
With our online platform, Shorelight Live, students learn in a real classroom, with real professors, using real-time instructional technology.
It was designed and developed as a product for students that wanted to stay in their home country but also wanted a high-quality education from a top-tier US university.
“When we designed this product, we never thought that we would encounter an epidemic outbreak globally. The original intention was to enable students around the world to enjoy the quality education from the US,” Dretler said.