Teachers in a classroom in Hong Kong are being asked to keep students’ online presence secret.
A group of teachers in a class of 15 students in the city’s Central Business District said they are asked to stay out of the classroom as they try to keep the students’ identity hidden.
They said they were asked to give students a fake student ID in a form which could be easily read by students.
The students are only allowed to enter the classroom for two hours at a time and they must use a computer to log in.
Teachers are also asked not to use their personal email addresses, phones or social media accounts to register for classes.
Online learning is seen as an important avenue for young people to learn and socialise online, as well as for learning new things in their own language.
In the past year, more than 50,000 students have enrolled in online education programs.