Saturday, September 30, 2006

U.S. homework outsourced as 'e-tutoring' grows - Sep 28, 2006

Interesting article on the outsourcing of tutoring. With call centers providing support for all sorts of products and services in India, why not online/phone tutors?

I think that this will be a real challenge to English teachers internationally (not necessarily within the States) and rightly so. For years, English teachers abroad have really been overpaid and have consistently driven up the cost of English education in many countries.

For example, here in Korea, people are starting to attend more and more "English camps" in the Phillipines as well as hiring more English teachers from countries other than the usual U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.

I see this as being a significant future trend.

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