ERIC Number: EJ615240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Other Infrastructure: Distance Education's Digital Plant.
Boettcher, Judith V.; Kumar, M. S. Vijay
Syllabus, v13 n10 p14,16,20,22 Jun 2000
Suggests a new infrastructure--the digital plant--for supporting flexible Web campus environments. Describes four categories which make up the infrastructure: personal communication tools and applications; network of networks for the Web campus; dedicated servers and software applications; software applications and services from external providers. Identifies characteristics of a good teaching/learning infrastructure. Compares/contrasts the digital plant with the physical plant. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Information Networks, World Wide Web
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