Distance Learning in Hong Kong

Distance Learning in Hong Kong

Elvis Wai Chung Leung (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-939-7.ch014
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In response to the government’s push toward a “knowledge-based economy society”, the development and applications of e-learning technologies have become more and more popular in Hong Kong. E-learning provides a student-centered learning environment and delivers knowledge on-demand with up-to-the-minute information. However, a high student-dropout rate and low satisfaction with the learning processes remain to be the drawbacks currently. In this paper, we review several universities’ initiatives in launching e-learning programs and/or conducting projects in this direction. We also look at some of the trendy directions in addressing the current problems of existing e-learning systems.

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