Distance learning in Hong Kong

E.W.C. Leung, Qing Li

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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. Copyright © 2006, Idea Group Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Distance Education Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Distance education
  • E-learning
  • Web-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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