With the rise of the internet a great many institutions are now offering distance learning packages. Aside from the ‘degree for sale’ crowd there are quite a few high quality courses available from respected institutions.
I’ve discussed this approach with a few adult students and none of them seem to be familiar with the concept. Has anyone come across Taiwanese that are pursuing qualifications this way?
My guess is that there will be a perceived quality issue and, of course, many students use the study as an excuse to spend a year or more away from the parents.
But all the same, is there a market for something like an MBA by correspondence? It’s a very common procedure in western countries. It would also be a far cheaper alternative than actually going overseas, and losing your job, to study.
And (a question for Brits) what do you think of offering a GCSE - I’m thinking of Law - as a form of advanced English study that also prepares students for western teaching methods? I’m thinking of high-school age students specifically here. It’s a career-orientated study program with a certificate at the end of it. It teaches you to read and think critically, and to write a decent essay. And it familiarises students with the environment in which they hope to take further studies.
All comments gratefully accepted, especially those identfying the flaws in this plan.