Expert in Specialized Education, Korea Cyber University Sets Up M-Learning System
Without a doubt, the buzzword of the year is 'smart' and you cannot separate 'smart' from e-learning or m-learning. Korea Cyber University(KCU/www.kcu.ac) is leading the establishment of the m-learning system, advanced versions of e-learning, which enables students to watch video lectures and attend classes with their computers by offering lectures through Smartphones.
From 2002, KCU (President, Lee Woo-young) has pioneered Korea's ubiquitous education system, offering lecture files formatted for mobile devices including PDA and PMP, and from the end of the second semester in 2010, began test-operating the mobile campus where students can attend courses using smartphones. The university is also planning to launch a new service which will enable students to manage everything from entrance applications to class attendance in addition to other tasks via Smartphone, from 2011.
Moreover, KCU is the only cyber university in Korea that allows students to attend courses from 61 renowned Korean universities including Yonsei University, through cross registration. Graduates can also attend their major courses free of charge throughout their life time.
KCU is especially well known for specialized education. The courses are focused on practical theories and exercises that are required at workplaces in various fields, which helps students to become experts by the time they graduate from university. The departments with particularly promising prospect include the department of tax accounting, police/corrections, computer information communication, real estate, social welfare, business management, and information security, all of which provide internships and one-on-one mentor programs between professors and students, in order to improve professional competence at workplaces in various fields.
Also, the university offers special lectures for qualification certificates, promotes the network among students to help one other improve expertise and motivation, and supports the graduates in finding employment or continue their study at graduate school.
Regardless of age, creed, or nationality, students can attend various courses from liberal arts to vocational education, re-watching the lectures as many times as they want, at one third of conventional university tuition, thanks to cyber universities, which are leading the age of information in the education field, using state-of-art technology. For those reasons, the number of foreigners who attend Korea Cyber University is rapidly increasing.