I'm just returning from a 2.5 week trip to Asia learning more about e-Learning there and trying to teach them more about the type and quality of e-Learning that is going on in the states. I visited Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, and Korea. Suffice it to say that pretty much everything I heard falls into one of these categories, in decreasing order of commonality:
- questions about how e-Learning could possibly be any good (same questions we faced 8-10 years ago when things were just starting to get serious in the U.S.)
- outright dismissal of the idea as something that doesn't merit serious consideration
- shock and surprise that so many American students are choosing e-Learning as an option
- a genuine curiosity about e-Learning as a delivery method and how it might impact international students who desire to earn U.S. degrees.
1 - Korea
2 - Vietnam
3 - Indonesia
4 - Macau
5 - Hong Kong
Time to board the plane in Seoul. More later.