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Cyberlearning: The Korean Experience

A visitor to Seoul Digitech High School tries on a virtual reality headset. The Republic of Korea has a highly developed and integrated ICT system in its education sector. Photo credit: ADB.
A visitor to Seoul Digitech High School tries on a virtual reality headset. The Republic of Korea has a highly developed and integrated ICT system in its education sector. Photo credit: ADB.

The Republic of Korea’s successful shift to an information and communication technology-based education system provides useful lessons for other countries looking to make similar changes.

Introduction

Less than half a century after emerging from the Korean War, the Republic of Korea has transformed its economy into one of the most successful in Asia, supported by a state-of-the-art education system.

At a workshop in Seoul organized by the Asian Development Bank in November 2016, Dae-Joon Hwang, an information and communication technology (ICT) in education expert, outlined the steps taken to achieve this transformation and presented ideas for countries looking to go down a similar path.


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Meet the expert

  • Dae-Joon Hwang    
    Faculty, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Dae-Joon Hwang is on the faculty of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and a governing board member on UNESCO’s Institute for Information Technologies in Education. He was secretary general of the Korean Council for University Education, and president of the Korea Education Research and Information Service (KERIS). He has more than 15 years experience consulting on ICT in education.

   Republic of Korea, Education, Information and communication technology
   Last updated: December 2016

 




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