While the outbreak of Covid-19 has been disastrous for most businesses, one industry that is witnessing growth with people staying at home is edtech platforms for upskilling. Platforms that cater to college students and working professionals are seeing greater usage, more enrollments as well as a more diverse user base. Here’s a list of the leading ed-tech platforms that are witnessing a surge in usage:
BYJU’S has made the learning app free for all students till the end of April. The edtech platform has witnessed a 150 percent increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020, with 6 million new users learning on the app in March itself.
Great Learning has launched the Great Learning Academy, a free online repository that offers over 300 hours of high-quality content on career critical skills like Analytics, Programming, Data Science, AI, ML and Cloud Computing. The academy has witnessed a 100% increase in the learner base with total video watch hours going up to 2 hours/day on an average per user.
Toppr has announced free access to its live classes and video classes until the schools resume back. The company has seen a 100% month on month increase in the number of students attending live classes.
upGrad saw a 50% increase in registrations in the first two weeks of March. Moreover, the enquiries on the platform have also increased by 50% from 2,500 to 3,800 per day.
Vedantu has seen a 10x growth in the number of users signing up since the beginning of the outbreak. It has witnessed growth across all school grades with the highest growth being seen for JEE courses. It is witnessing a surge of customers from cities like Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur, Pune and Kolkata as well.Posted in National, News