Category Archives: Cyber and online education

Advising in the Digital Age

Fulbright Korea’s U.S. Education Center (link to Korean home page)  ( Link to English home page)  is part of a global network of more than 400 “EducationUSA”  advising centers supported by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the … Continue reading

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Foreign Language Institute and Online English Sales Soar in 2008

An article in The Korea Times today notes that many new service businesses are doing well in Korea.   In particular, it observes that foreign language institutes, primarily teaching English, saw sales increase by 25.2 percent in 2008.   Online … Continue reading

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New Category: Korea’s Information Society

As some of you who follow this blog already know, I author another blog called koreainformationsociety.com.   Quite frequently there are posts on that blog that I think might be of interest to people reading this one.  After all, education … Continue reading

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Megastudy.net: Private Test Preparation Online in South Korea

An online tutoring service started in the year 2000 was founded by a former tutor at a private education institute.  His inspiration for the company came while watching a home-shopping channel on television and he intended to help reduce the … Continue reading

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Web Boom in English-Obsessed Korea

There is an interesting report by Reuters today on the rapidly growing use of internet-based services that allow Korean students to talk with native-speakers of English.  The article notes that on any given day, students ranging from kids learning their … Continue reading

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Dokdo and Cyber Diplomacy

Dokdo is in the news again. (Click on the image at the left to see a more panoramic, full-size image.) References to the island as Japanese territory in newly published guidelines for middle school teachers in Japan provoked widespread anger … Continue reading

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Cyber Universities and Online Education

It is now reasonably well-known around the world that South Korea is one of the most, if not THE most networked countries in the world.  It leads the world in broadband internet infrastructure.  That fact, together with a deep seated … Continue reading

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