ERIC Number: ED474312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting E-Learning for Human Resource Development in Korea.
In Korea, e-learning is becoming increasingly prevalent and spreading into various aspects of human resources development. Korea's Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MOEHRD) and Ministry of Labor (MOL) have been especially active in establishing the legal basis and institutional framework to make e-learning a reality. E-learning in Korea revolves mainly around cyber universities, which are supported by the MOEHRD, and around e-learning programs targeting workers to develop their vocational potential, which are sponsored by the MOL. Both forms of e-learning suffer from the following problems: (1) programs are designed and provided for a limited target group; (2) quality control of programs' content and methods of instruction is insufficient and inefficient; and (3) the roles of the different actors involved in e-learning have yet to be clarified sufficiently. Although Korean adults are generally well aware of e-learning and have high expectations of it, they remain relatively uninformed about the various support systems and government policies promoting it. The following recommendations were presented: (1) foster participation in e-learning by expanding and diversifying the base of e-learning participation; (2) enhance the quality of e-learning, including by strengthening institutions' autonomy and accountability; and (3) maximize e-learning's potential through networking, informalization, and standardization. (Seven tables/figures are included. The bibliography lists 25 references) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Attitude Change, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Definitions, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Marketing of Education, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Quality Control, Strategic Planning, Trend Analysis, Universities, Vocational Education, Web Based Instruction
Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, 15-1, Chungdam 2-Dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-949, Republic of Korea. Tel: 82 2 3485 5144; Fax: 82 2 3485 5048; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.krivet.re.kr/krivet-htm/eh/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Korea Research Inst. for Vocational Education and Training, Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: South Korea