Sineva Laupepa describes her experiences from Fiji,  with co-ordinating an online course an how to engage students and encourage interaction.  She wonders about the use of English in online learning amongst Pacific Islands.

Catering for dependent learners will be challenging given that these learners went through an education system where they are ‘spoon-fed’ and dependency on the teacher is high. This type of system breeds passive learners who in their tertiary education are required all of a sudden to be active and independent learners.

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