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Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide in Education between South and North Korea after Unification PROCEEDINGS

, , , Seoul National University, Korea (South)

World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The paper explores ways of bridging the digital divide between the two Koreas and applying ICT to educational development that will be mutually beneficial to North and South Korea on the way towards and after unification. It compares thinking and developments on both sides of the peace line and identifies the different priorities and programs that are currently under way. The study suggests that there should be a collaborative approach to addressing these issues and that this should be embarked on as soon as possible. It argues that this should be needs-based and built upon mutual understanding. It is also envisages that there will be need for a cross-sector approach, legal, regulatory and policy changes, expanded access to ICT, enhanced capacity to utilize ICT and professional development and it suggests how these might be achieved within a framework of peaceful coexistence and cooperation in education.

Citation

Rha, I., Park, M. & Lee, H. (2008). Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide in Education between South and North Korea after Unification. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (pp. 6297-6307). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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