Distance Education: A Global Perspective

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THANKS TO A 72 percent increase in the number of distance education programs between 1995 and 1998, the U.S. Department of Education calculates that 1.6 million students are enrolled in 54,000 on-line classes. But how widespread is distance education outside the U.S.? How global is the World Wide Web when it comes to on-line education? In Hong Kong, on-line education within the country is limited mainly to the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), which is the government-established provider. About 28,000 students in Hong Kong study on-line under the auspices of the OUHK, but tens of thousands take distance education […]
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