Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2018

Department 1

Globalization Studies


This paper illustrates that distance education is a useful mechanism of education for students living in remote areas or those who desire a native English-speaking teacher to improve their own language skills. However, it will also show the ways in which distance education is not the perfect solution. This paper will overall find that distance education improves future economic opportunities, causes changes in teacher/student power dynamics, and does, to some extent, increase access to schooling for children living in rural, remote areas.


Written for GS-440: Globalization Studies Capstone. Presented at Gettysburg College's Celebration (Colloquium on Undergraduate Research, Creative Activity, and Community Engagement) in Spring 2018.

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