ERIC Number: ED427747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
A Virtual University Model.
Whittington, C. D.; Sclater, N.
In developing any Virtual University it is important to clarify the differences between organizational structure, technical infrastructure, and content. This paper introduces a model for virtual universities that consists of three layers. The organizational layer defines the structure of the organization and addresses issues such as copyright and quality assurance. The infrastructure layer is concerned with the underlying technology necessary for the delivery of courses and assessments over a virtual university. The content layer defines the format of the learning materials themselves. Each layer of the model has associated with it a number of issues. Virtual Universities must address all of these issues if they are to prove effective. Other issues will emerge in each of the three layers as Virtual Universities develop. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WebNet 98 World Conference of the WWW, Internet and Intranet Proceedings (3rd, Orlando, FL, November 7-12, 1998); see IR 019 231.