Author: stofficeseoul

Korea : An Example for Successful Government and Private Industry Driven MOOCs

The Republic of Korea (Korea) is the most advanced country in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) worldwide. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annually publishes its ICT Development Index and Korea has been ranked 1st in 2011 and 2012. Korea is a global leader in home and mobile internet access per capita and already rolled out a nation-wide 4G LTE mobile internet network in 2011. In October 2013, almost 27 million Koreans were 4G LTE subscribers according the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (a majority of the population). Taking into account the almost record-high tertiary education rate (OECD: 69 %) in addition to the intensive use of mobile Internet technology, Korea would be in the perfect position to be a global leader in digital education. Written by Christian Schneider, STC, swiss Embassy in Seoul