ERIC Number: ED453796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Virtual Classroom for Business Planning Formulation.
Osorio, J.; Rubio-Royo, E.; Ocon, A.
One of the most promising possibilities of the World Wide Web resides in its potential to support distance education. In 1996, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria developed the "INNOVA Project" in order to promote Web-based training and learning. As a result, the Virtual Classroom Interface (IVA) was created. Several software tools for developing Web-based training were analyzed, and WebCT (World Wide Web Course Tools, University of British Columbia) was chosen as the main development tool. IVA is a WebCT-based common interface that works as a rapid online course development tool. It provides an organized set of educational and administrative tools to make it easier for faculty to implement online courses. One supporting computer application developed on this platform is called SISTRAT. SISTRAT methodology aims at formally supporting the strategic planning process, aiding students in the business administration curriculum in simulating strategic analysis and guiding the students on a continuous basis through the different stages that conform to a strategic plan. The SISTRAT course is organized around one main homepage that is the entry point of the course. The SISTRAT course incorporates not only the general IVA features, but also a set of specific items pertaining to strategic planning. IVA educational tools included in the SISTRAT course include: course bulletin board; electronic mail; chat tool; student self-evaluation; glossary; page references; and progress tracking tool. (Contains 10 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Classrooms, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Online Systems, Strategic Planning, World Wide Web
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Identifiers - Location: Spain