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Bringing the Internet on Campus: Lessons Learned from China and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

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IJEPRPRCS Volume 5, Number 4, ISSN 1528-3534


As one of the popular and promising instructional technologies, Internet is playing a more and more important role in educational field all over the world. Bringing Internet into classrooms is encouraged in many countries; however, their policy initiatives to achieve this vary. The present paper is an empirical and exploratory study, trying to explore the policy initiatives taken by Mainland of China and Taiwan to enable school classrooms to have access to Internet. The educational system and policy initiatives for bringing Internet into classroom are firstly addressed. Then, educational philosophies for these policy initiatives are discussed and are compared with that of in the United States (the E-Rate program). Challenges and recommendations for improving the policy initiatives are finally presented. (Contains 3 figures, 6 tables, and 15 notes.)


Gu, W., Liu, C. & Lin, H.F. (2005). Bringing the Internet on Campus: Lessons Learned from China and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, 5(4), 97-120. Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .

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