Nowadays, online education has become an important method for people to pursue their studies. But whilst the learning resources are plentiful and easily accessible, how many of us can keep up the motivation to finish courses that we’ve begun?

The average retention rate of online education platforms is just 5%, says Toby Hoenisch, CEO of Japanese startup StudyPact, at DreamPlus Day 2014. Only five out of a hundred people finish courses they sign up for.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.