Sunday, December 02, 2007

Cyber University

SideLines, Nov.-December 2007

Y. Kageyama (Japan Times 1. Dec 2007) reports that Cyber University is the only university in Japan to offer all its courses on the internet, and that it has recently started offering classes on mobile phones.

For mobile viewing, the handset screen can only offer Power Point images and sound. So it will be more of an adjunct to full internet access.

Online studies are of course second-best to direct interactions with teachers and other students in live classes - but potentially can reach many people who would otherwise have no chance at all to study.

Are students going to become great writers if they try to send in essays written on mobile phone handsets?!

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