The Korea National Open University(KNOU) was established by Korea government in 1972 for people who had intense aspiration of university education but had lost the opportunity to participate in it. KNOU has delivered contents via various media and has been a mega-university with nearly 200,000 enrolled students.
According to the continuous development of educational media and the change of people’s educational needs, KNOU is requested to reflect over all of present practices.
First, has KNOU been trying to enhance the quality of education as a education-centered university?Secondly, has KNOU been coping with the rapid change of educational media flexibly as a university of distance education?Last, has KNOU been trying to induce all people’s and government’s concerns and aids as a national university for all people?In order to perform KNOU’s mission, first of all, KNOU must inform students concrete schedule of first grade to fourth one, professors and tutors and educational process of each subject matter in detail in the unit of department. Also, every information must be approached easily in each department’s homepage via KNOU web site. Last, the motive of welfare that KNOU has maintained must be duly appreciated and government must support the specialization of KNOU as the national mega-university.