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ERIC Number: EJ839300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
E-Learning and International Education in The Netherlands
Frencken, Henk; Jacobi, Ria; Jager, Karen
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v29 n2 p72-73 2006
European education today is characterized by two dominant trends. First, e-learning has made impressive advances in the past five years. Second, European higher education has become increasingly internationalized. The authors wanted to determine how e-learning is used in higher education in The Netherlands, their home country, to increase and improve the internationalization of education. On the surface, the two trends appear to have developed independently. The authors started from the assumption, however, that e-learning could be a prime tool for new and better forms of international education. Their research methodology consisted of a survey aimed at selecting case studies or good practices that would confirm their assumption. Their final goal was to formulate a number of lessons learned from these good practices. Their study suggests that institutions in The Netherlands have many different reasons to pursue the internationalization of education. E-learning is used in creative ways to attract foreign students and to develop international competencies among all students. However, clear and overarching internationalization policies, explicitly incorporating e-learning as a tool, are still lacking in many institutions. (Contains 1 figure and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands