Gong Haiyan, the founder of US-listed online dating service Jiayuan, unveiled another online education program, a platform for K-12 education, she is working on. Earlier this year she released 91Waijiao, an online English teaching service that connects Chinese students to native speaking teachers via a video communication tool.
The site is named Tizi that means ladder in Chinese. It’s a full-round platform for teachers, students and parents to do all kinds of educational activities besides school hours.
Teachers can organize and share educational materials, check students’ homework and interact with students. Students can ask teachers questions there or interact with them in other ways when not at school. Parents will be able to follow their children’s learning progress, receive analysis reports and course recommendations for their kids.
The Dashboard for Teachers
Mr. Gong’s online education effort has raised $4 million funding from Chinese Internet company NetEase which is running an online course platform and operating the Chinese version for Coursera, one of the largest MOOCs worldwide.