EBS Response to the Unprecedented National Disaster... Urgent Schedule for Special SchoolCourses Live Streaming for 1st to 12th grade.

Published : Friday, March 20, 2020, 1:32 pm
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⁃ EBS has urgently organized for 1st to 12th grade from March 23rd(Mon) ~ April 3rd (Fri)
⁃ With company-wide capabilities fully mobilized, 150 crews providesimultaneous live broadcasting of 472 classes across 10 studios
⁃ EBS provides the same online live broadcasting with thetimetables from the schools and you can download the EBS texts for free
⁃ In response to COVID 19, we are providing the largest ever onlineeducation model in our history

With the opening days of the school term ofelementary, middle and high schools postponed for another two weeks until April6th, EBS (President Kim Myung-joong) mobilized 12 E-learning studios at theirfull capacity and organized the 'EBS 2-Week Live Schooling Courses’ for all 12grades of elementary, junior, and high school.

From March 23rd to April 3rd, ‘EBS 2-Week LiveSchooling Courses’ will be provided for two weeks following the timetables ofschools on the EBS elementary, middle and high school sites in order to keep upschool progress for the new semester.

The existing Special High School Live Lecture targetedhigh school students, drawing attention from the public, and so EBS hasexpanded this new Special Live Lecture to all grades of students in elementary,middle and high school, as well as organized an unprecedented combination ofsimultaneous live streaming on the Internet using ten studios.

In terms of production scale, 150 crew members willspecially produce 472 classes in ten studios and broadcast them in real time.To this end, EBS also introduced other devices for internet live streaming. EBSplans to mobilize company-wide capabilities such as disinfection and diseasesurveillance during the broadcast period by organizing a special team dedicatedto COVID-19 in order to prevent daily live broadcasting from needing to pause.

‘EBS 2-Week Live Schooling Courses’ is anunprecedented and organized system not only in Korea but also amongst foreignbroadcasters. In order to overcome the temporary paralysis of school functionsaround the world, EBS decided to fulfill its role as a designated “NationalDisaster Education Broadcasting Company” in close cooperation with the Ministryof Education and the Korea Communications Commission.

On the other hand, EBS textbooks that are used aslecture materials for two weeks can be downloaded free of charge from each EBSelementary, middle, and high school site. In the case of first and secondgraders, taking their development into account, EBS will broadcast “Adapting toSchool Life” and “Basic Course Contents” through the EBS Plus 2 Channel insteadof live streaming it on the internet.

The 3rd to 6th graders can take classes from the EBSelementary site ( from 9 am to 12 am, 7th-9th graders from 9am to 1 pm on the EBS middle school site (, 10th graders from 9am to 1 pm, and 11th-12th graders from 9 am to 4 pm on the high school site( in the same way as school classes. In addition, all live speciallectures and related learning materials will be available through a ‘Replay’service at EBS elementary, middle, and high school sites. (*For the detailedschedule of each grader, see the attachment below)

‘EBS 2-Week Live Schooling Courses’ are expected tosignificantly resolve the learning gap caused by the additional postponement ofthe new semester through interactions with EBS's lecturers in real time throughcomments. ‘Special Lecture for 5 Days Live,' which was urgently formed on March9 due to the unprecedented postponement of the new semester, attracted morethan 250,000 comments (as of March 17). On this online platform where teachersinteracted with students, we found the possibility to succeed in new forms oflearning.

EBS President Kim Myung-joong states, “As our advancedsystem to combat the epidemic is praised by people around the world, EBS'sonline live broadcasting can become a new education model in response todisaster in a global emergency where schools are closed.”

* EBS : Korea Educational Broadcasting System

As the one and only educational broadcasting channel in Korea, EBS provides top-notch programs for children and high quality documentaries for all age group. It not only complements public education, reducing the unnecessary private education cost, but it also functions as a driving force for enhancing equality in education. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, moreover, it is now offering the interactive E-learning system that anyone can access at any time with any device, along with the customer-oriented services.

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