Online Learning Center for Women in the Republic of Korea
A new hub for cyber learning entitled "Online Learning Center for Women (OLC)" has now been established in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The purpose of OLC is to promote gender equity by means of computer use in the knowledge-based information society. In its first phase of operations, OLC aims at facilitating the development of women and ICT communities.
The project is being supported by UNESCO through the Asian Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC) and the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APCWNSP).
OLC is made of various workspaces representing autonomous groups (publishing teams, project collaborators, trainers and trainees, etc) within a collaborative environment The workspaces, private or public or a combination of both, are interfaced by a web-based tool, or templates.
The second phase of OLC has been launched by APWINC and the APCWNSP with support of the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality (MOGE). This phase of the project is aimed at developing contents for women IT trainers utilizing the workspaces of the OLC system. This initiative is considered to be the first step towards developing gender-sensitive ICT contents and enhancing the development of women and ICT communities in the region.