ERIC Number: ED447832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
The Virtual Campus: Impact on Teaching and Learning.
This paper discusses the impact of the virtual campus on teacher and learning. It begins with a section that discusses what a virtual campus is and presents two models of the virtual campus. The second section summarizes factors that fuel the growth of non-traditional providers and drive major changes in the ways in which traditional universities fulfill their teaching role. The third section addresses student-centered learning, including characteristics of good courses from the students' perspectives. The fourth section describes advantages of technologies that enable the broadcasting of information to students independent of time and place. The fifth section presents a "virtual reality check" that examines the impact virtuality has on teaching and learning activities, including criteria related to cost, implications for traditional notions of academic work, accreditation and quality assurance issues, and legislative and policy issues. It is concluded that the ultimate determinant of the success of the virtual campus rests with the student. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Information Technology, Learner Controlled Instruction, Role of Education, Virtual Universities
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Virtual Libraries: Virtual Communities. Abstracts, Fulltext Documents and PowerPoint Presentations of Papers and Demos Given at the International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Conference (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3-7, 2000); see IR 057 942.