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Chapter Ten: New Zealand: Is Online Education a Highway to the Future?
New Zealanders are often told that as citizens in a small nation they can expect to be buffeted by powerful global forces. In the area of online education, there are certainly such forces. For example, globalization, technology development, and the commodification of education continue to impact the way online education develops. The powerful internal dynamics of a country run alongside these global forces in shaping the development and practices of an education system. This chapter specifically focuses on some of those internal issues in relation to online education in New Zealand.
A combination of factors molds and raises issues about adoption of online education within New Zealand. ...