New Issues Arising from E-Education

New Issues Arising from E-Education

Johanna Klassen (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Doug Vogel (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-102-5.ch003


The Internet provides access to an unlimited wealth of resources, such as virtual libraries, databases, and electronic communities. In e-education, the World Wide Web and the Internet are the vehicles for information dissemination and retrieval, and also for networking and collaboration. Computer technology is thus broadening choices for the mode of delivery, content, and access, because information can be stored anywhere and transmitted anywhere. There is the danger that the tools of technology are used because they are the latest phenomenon. In this chapter, the focus is on sound pillars of ethics for the mass production of education. We deal first with knowledge processing and the implications for various changes that have arisen in e-education. We discuss ethical issues regarding student–student and student–faculty interaction. We then discuss assessment of learning and the potential problems and possible solutions. Finally, we address institutional management of e-education.

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