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E-Learning in Taiwan's Higher Education: Policies, Practices, and Problems
Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (2006)
  • Ke Zhang, Texas Tech University
  • Jui-long Hung, Texas Tech University
Abstract
It has been three years since Taiwan started the comprehensive e-learning initiatives in 2002. What is the current status of Taiwan’s e-learning in higher education? What has been shaping and guiding the e-learning practices there? What are the problems in its e-learning policies and implementations? What can policy makers and higher education systems elsewhere learn from Taiwan’s experiences? With critical analyses on related policies and a thorough investigation on e-learning in all of the 147 four-year universities in Taiwan, this study investigated these questions, identified fundamental problems in Taiwan’s e-learning, and generated suggestions to address these problems. With 1.3 billion Chinese speakers worldwide and estimated 30 million people learning Chinese in non-Chinese speaking countries, this paper is of particular value not only for policy makers and the higher education system in Taiwan and elsewhere, but also for e-learning venders and developers who would like to extend e-learning business to the broader Chinese-speaking market.
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Ke Zhang and Jui-long Hung. "E-Learning in Taiwan's Higher Education: Policies, Practices, and Problems" Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andy_hung/8/