International Christian University (one of the prestigious universities in Japan; ICU) in Tokyo.
Before joining ICU in 2003, she served as the Director of the Multimedia Education Center at the Ewha Women’s University in Seoul for three years. The Center was established to develop, deliver and manage e-learning programs for the University (http://global.ewha.ac.kr/). She established numerous collaborative relationships with national, regional and international institutions to develop and deliver web-based distance education (DE) programs to professional women in the region and throughout the world. Some of those programs include: a certificate program for e-learning professionals; international cyber university courses on Korean studies and Women’s studies; and a certificate program for women in e-business.
From 1992 through 2000, she was on the faculty of the Korea National Open University (KNOU, Korea’s premier distance learning institution), and managed several projects on the development and evaluation of distance education via print, video-conferencing, satellite broadcasting (TV and Radio), and computer network. And she conducted a series of staff training to improve effectiveness of instructional TV programs. A great number of her publications are related to distance education field.
She has also served as a consultant and technical advisor in DE including e-learning to numerous national and international institutions, including: UNESCO’s Open and Distance Learning Initiative for Higher Education Knowledge Base (ODLKB), World Bank’s Human Development Network, the APEC ICT Human Capacity Building and Facilitation of Human Resources Exchange, Asia Development Bank Institute, the Advisory Committee of World Bank’s GDLN project in Korea, the Committees of several Korean Ministries and higher education institutions; the judging committee for NHK’s Japan Prize, and the executive board of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-sponsored Openness and Quality in DE in Asia project. Moreover, she has been involved in Korea’s national policy development in DE including a recent ASEAN Cyber University project, and has evaluated a number of initiatives in which information and communications technologies (ICT) have been used in the K-12, tertiary, teacher training, and corporate education sub-sectors. She has conducted extensive research in DE and quality assurance. Also she has worked as the regional project leader responsible for developing e-learning courses for the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia.
Currently, she is serving as an advisor to the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi); a regional editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education (Athabasca University, Canada); an associate editor of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (USA); an editorial board member of Distance Education (Australia), Asian Journal of Distance Education, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (USA), and the Journal of Distance Learning (New Zealand); a critical friend of British Journal of Educational Technology (UK), and a reviewer of several other journals including Educational Technology Research & Development, Computers & Education, and Journal of Educational Technology & Society. She is also conducting research projects on the quality of Open Educational Resources, and design of future liberal arts education system and ICT integration. She is co-author and co-editor of recent publications, “Distance andBlended Learning in Asia” and “Quality, Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and E-learning: Models, Policies and Research”, both by Routledge, "Quality Assurance in Distance Education and E-learning: Challenges and Solutions from Asia" by Sage Publications, "Online Learner Competencies: Knowledge,Skills and Attitudes for Successful Learning in Online and Blended Settings (The ibstpi series)" by Information Age Publishing, and "Culture and Online Learning: Global Perspectives and Research" by Stylus.