Issues and Challenges of Providing Online Inservice Teacher Training: Korea's experience


  • Insung Jung



teacher training, cyber teacher training, flexible teacher training, inservice


To meet the need for flexible and interactive teacher training, the Korean government created a Cyber Teacher Training Center (CTTC) in the summer of 1997. The CTTC project developed a software platform for managing online inservice teacher training, eleven general training courses, with plans to add more courses each year. This article examines the needs met through the introduction of online inservice teacher training and the strategies that have been employed in the process. This paper also analyzes the major impacts of online teacher training and looks at the challenges facing online inservice teacher training in the coming years.

Author Biography

Insung Jung

Dr. Insung Jung has a B.A. in Education from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University in the USA. She is an associate professor of Educational Technology at Ewha Womans University in Korea and Director of the Multimedia Education Center. She is also an adjunct professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. Before joining the Ewha Womans University, Insung Jung was an associate professor at the Institute of Distance Education (Korea National Open University). For over ten years, she has researched the use of new information technology in education, instructional systems design for distance learning, and educational policy development in distance education and cyber education in particular. She is currently interested in the development and evaluation of virtual learning environments, the design of computer network for online distance learning, and the application of instructional theories to the development of learning materials.




How to Cite

Jung, I. (2001). Issues and Challenges of Providing Online Inservice Teacher Training: Korea’s experience. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2(1).



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