June 03, 2020

North Korea touts new remote learning tech as COVID-19 fears keep students home
State media promotion follows adoption of new law on "tele-education" back in April

North Korean state media on Thursday touted new technology aimed at providing real-time remote education from a number of different digital devices, as daily reports in the country's ruling party daily stress the importance of tele-education amid nationwide quarantine measures against COVID-19.

While North Korea has reportedly developed such technology for years, widespread school closures aimed at preventing the spread of the pandemic have seen state media increase reporting on the country's remote education capacities.