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ERIC Number: EJ789816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Pioneering the Web Enhanced Learning between Taiwan and China (WELTaC) Initiative in Higher Education: Potential and Issues
Young, Shelley S.-C.; Ku, H. H.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v45 n2 p193-203 May 2008
This study pioneered an innovative project regarding the use of ICT for creating learning resources and opportunities for faculty members and adult learners on both sides of the Taiwan Straits--Taiwan and mainland China--that would not have been possible during the past five decades. This paper is based on a one-year in-depth study of an ICT initiative project in two established universities in Taiwan and China. This paper documents how the faculty members made this initiative a reality through collective efforts on designing, producing and delivering the digital learning materials by overcoming difficulties and challenges resulting from both distance and longtime political separation. The findings indicate that most of the learners gave positive responses to whether course content was current and of value and were satisfied with the instructors. This project develops a new and profound co-operative model and introduces a new business marketing opportunity for universities for the commercialisation of knowledge that critically meets the demands of working people in the high-tech arena and is driven by corporate need and the self-interest of learners in the Chinese and Taiwanese community. Some issues related to e-learning are identified and several suggestions are made in the conclusion for further reference. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan