A Study on the Research of the Actual State and Strengthening Competitiveness for e-Learning Service Companies
-Primarily on the Services Companies Dealing with HRD-
Department of International Trade
The Graduate School of
Korea Maritime University
E-Learning(sometimes electronic learning or eLearning) is defined commonly as new multimedia technologies to improve the educational environment and the quality of learning based on internet or electronic equipment without face-to-face interaction. e-Learning means the educational method using electronic equipment such as new information and communication, wave and broadcasting technologies. It is essential to extensively shift paradigm in part of consciousness, utilization and access of e-Learning to make it newly real growth engines. It might be difficult to grow this industry continuously if it is regarded just level of a tool to cut cost and budget in respect of off-line education. To provide qualified contents, the fostering culture which selects companies with technological edges must be established throughout placing an ordering of project by government, organization and companies .
Throughout examining of this study, e-Learning industry and market base deeper and deeper on corporations and employment insurance refund system. Most of the e-Learning markets form mainly with corporation education, however, the portion of e-Learning investment by government and education-sector is poorer than that of corporations. The investment of education organizations have focused on strength to support facilities. The relevant parties have to make every to ready supply basement complex which can replace off-line contents with various kinds of e-Learning contents. In order to foster e-Learning for next generation knowledge based industry, not only the reform of relevant laws and systems in reference to e-Learning services are required by compulsory introduction of public organizations, copyright protection for relevant e-Learning but also joint efforts for long term development. Most of the e-Learning service companies are still small in capital and organization. On the other hand there are some e-Learning service companies having market share based on support of collosal capital and big companies, small and medium e-Learning service companies which have to be survived in yet small scale market independently need fair competition and improvement of subcontract system.
To share interior advancements between e-Learning service companies, it is required self-purification which is eradication of price dumping by the leading companies, right partnership for associates, improvement of supply and demand for manpower of instruction design and betterment of contents quality, etc. This study shows "business model on customized contents(BMCC) which small and medium e-Learning service companies can obtain independent competition at the same time of going side by side with self-purification. BMCC is thought as efficient business model which can maximize not only satisfaction with e-Learning service companies and educatee corporations but also accord regulation of Ministry of labor throughout an empirical study and analysis of research trend. E-Learning is an alternative to solve the problems of institutional education because of having destructive power to change educational paradigm. It is, therefore, indispensable for government and relevant companies to make every effort. The local e-Learning market has now matured from the point of view of infrastructure such as internet, information technologies, etc., however, it has still so many difficulties to be solved from the side of reforming regulations, various contents, motivating educatee for participating classes.