Online Learning Update

May 28, 2011

Online Learning Comes of Age in Asia

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By LIZ GOOCH, New York Times

Universities around the world have jumped on the e-learning bandwagon to varying degrees, from posting course materials online to making participation in online discussion forums an assessable course component. Yet some education experts say such programs are not a panacea in removing barriers to a university education. Poor Internet service in many parts of Asia, particularly rural areas, remains a problem, leaving many students unreachable. In addition, online universities, they say, face many challenges, from competing with the more established campus-based universities to building a credible reputation in an environment saturated with schools of questionable qualifications.

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