Globalization of E-Learning: Issues and Opportunities for International Collaboration
Tuesday, November 2 11:15-11:35 AM
Presider:Alejandro Peña, UPIICSA-IPN, Mexico
E-learning enables provision of higher education services beyond national boundaries. International trade in educational services is expected to be liberalized as the General Agreements in Trades in Services (GATS) negotiations will seek to promote these sevices . Providing higher educational services globally may appear possible with the prevalence of the Internet and the greater demand of higher education in many countries. However, it is still very difficult for any one institution to enter into the higher education markets of the various different countries. Thus, it is expected that many institutions will form alliances or consortiums to expand their student base globally. This paper discusses a few instances of such international collaboration to provide higher education services globally via the Internet.