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Strategies for Revitalizing E-Learning Through Investigating the Characteristics of E-Learning and the Needs of Distance Learners in the Domestic Universities in Korea

국내 대학 e-러닝의 운영 특징 및 수강자 요구 조사를 통한 활성화 방안

  • 민경배 (경희사이버대학교 NGO학과) ;
  • 신명희 (에이엠피알 M&C연구소) ;
  • 류태호 (퍼듀대학교 교육공학과) ;
  • 곽선혜 (경희대학교 언론정보학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.26
  • Accepted : 2013.12.10
  • Published : 2014.01.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to suggest the feasible strategies to vitalize e-learning through investigating the characteristics of e-learning and the evaluations of distance learners on online courses in the domestic universities in Korea. First, in order to accomplish this, 10 Universities and 17 Cyber Universities were selected to explore their characteristics and main projects of e-learning for the administration level investigation. Secondly, content analysis of the bulletin board systems(BBS) and in-depth interviews on distance learners in Cyber Universities were conducted for the user level investigation. The results revealed that Universities in Korea were focused on establishing mobile or smart campuses, diversifying online educational contents, enhancing online interactive systems, and educating e-learning system and smart device utilization. However, distance learners reported that mobile e-learning lacked stability when taking online courses despite its convenience for purpose of academic administration. In addition, distance learners requested the social application workshops to improve on their learning experience as well as the interactions among peers. Therefore, it is important to focus more on how to establish the education-oriented e-learning environment rather than how to implement the administrative projects to animate e-learning in the domestic universities in Korea.

Keywords

e-Learning;Interaction;Education Contents;Mobile Campus;Smart Media

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