Nation-Wide On-line Network of ClassroomsThrough the actions of one high school teacher, an education site on the Internet will launch linking up more than 180,000 classrooms of primary and secondary schools across the nation.
The site's launch will be May 15, appropriately enough on 'Teachers Day,' and the site will allow teachers, students, and parents to access and exchange information and e-mail.
The network has two parts split into two sites - one for students at www.schooli.net, and the other for teachers at www.eteachers.co.kr.
At the student site, students will be able to post their thoughts and art. However, teachers and parents should be warned that they are prohibited from visiting the site, allowing for truer student interaction.
Besides, the site will provide a wide range of news, for example, entertainment and fashion. In addition to the site's chatroom, Netsurfers will find a hobby chatroom for those sharing the same hobbies, a study room, and an Internet broadcasting section. The site will also allow them to host competitions and contests like 'young model' search competitions and game play.
The teacher's site allows teachers, students, and parents to exchange e-mail, and offers an open forum for conversation.
Access to the network requires detailed student information such as school name and grade level, while parents are required to enter their real names.
by Jung Jae-Heon