[link] e-Learning to Become Strategic Industry
By Seo Jee-yeon
With the introduction of a special law on the development of e-learning businesses on Friday, the nation will support the knowledge-based online education industry in becoming one of the nation’ core industries, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) said Thursday.
``The global e-learning market grows 30 percent a year. Given the nation’s world-famous information technology infrastructure, Korea could lead the global e-learning market in technology,’’ the MOICE said.
Under the law, representatives from the eight ministries, including the MOCIE, the Ministry of Human Resources & Education, the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Ministry of Planning and Budget, will set up a committee for the e-learning industry development. The committee will map out the industry development plans and implement them.
As part of steps to promote e-learning businesses, state-funded educational organizations will be encouraged to raise the e-learning ratio to 20 percent of their total educational programs, the MOCIE said. (leer más...)