Classrooms are starting to look a lot different than they were pre-covid-19. In Seoul, some schools have gone away from the traditional chalkboards and have moved on to digital whiteboards. Many classrooms also have iPads for their students. Technology and especially the internet has had a major impact on teachers’ ability to access content, resources, and materials for their classes. Now Edtech SaaS startups in Korea are looking to disrupt the industry even more by bringing in classroom management solutions for both public and private learning institutions in Korea.

COVID-19 showed the importance of online education and the integration of technology into existing curriculums. Teachers were able to use a variety of digital learning tools in their classrooms to increase student engagement. In addition, many tools have helped teachers in Korea improve their lesson plans and facilitate a more personalized learning approach. Most of all by incorporating these technologies, students were able to build essential 21st-century skills. Virtual classrooms, augmented reality, robots, and other technology tools can make the class more lively. In addition, they can also create more inclusive learning environments that foster collaboration and inquisitiveness and enable teachers to collect data on student performance.

Here are some Edtech SaaS startups in Korea offering innovative class management solutions using the latest technologies.

Edtech SaaS Startups in Korea

Classting

ClasstingKorean Education Technology Startup Classting uses AI deep learning technology and big data to create an education social community platform. Therefore their app allows for easy communication between students, parents, and teachers. The platform supports study management, effective communication, and personalized service that offers tailored information and functions. The Classting app is now a common app in the public education sector in Korea. They currently have over 4.5 million users in over 15,000 schools and educational institutions worldwide.

Classting has partnered with UCLA, Boston College, and the University of Washington on using AI and big data for better-personalized education for students. They have already raised over $5.5 million dollars. With that, they will look to expand into other Asian markets such as Taiwan in 2022. Furthermore, the Classting app supports 12 different languages and will look to addSEA countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. They will focus on the Asian market before moving on to the United States and the European market.

“Classting uses IT technology, including Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, to create a new educational service that connects teachers, students, and parents. We will continue efforts to create a more pleasant learning environment and a more reasonable education market as an ed-tech company in Asia and beyond,” said CEO of Classting Cho Hyun-gu.

CLASSUM

Edtech SaaS startups in Korea

CLASSUM offers an integrated solution for education in Korea that promotes active communication and participation both inside and outside the classroom. They offer instructional formats including online, in-person, hybrid, and flipped courses. They also offer live sessions featuring Zoom to enhance student engagement during online courses. CLASSUM is an official reseller in Korea of Zoom. This means that Korean institutions and corporate buyers who had a hard time paying via overseas payment methods can now simply buy directly through CLASSUM which is based in Korea. Furthermore, they will collaborate together to deliver enhanced online and hybrid learning experiences to users on CLASSUM.

TagHive

TagHive

Edtech startup in Korea TagHive offers clicker-based classroom response systems and AI-powered at-home learning apps under the “Class Saathi” brand in India and under the “ClassKey” brand elsewhere. They were accelerated by Samsung C-Lab. They now cater to over 400 schools in South Korea. Last year they were able to enter the Indian Market by collaborating with the Indian Government.

After a Series A investment from Joon Hyon the Managing Partner at Korean VC Firm Complement Capital. The valuation of the EdTech startup stands at $10 million. Joon Hyon saw that going forward teachers and students will need to embrace e-learning due to social distancing measures since COVID-19. Class Saathi is intuitively designed. It creates an interactive and immersive learning experience for the students, making them confident about their subjects.