ERIC Number: EJ846081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 6
A Review of the Short Life of the U.S. Open University
Krenelka, Lynette M.
New Directions for Higher Education, n146 p65-72 Sum 2009
This article presents the findings of a single case study of the United States Open University (USOU), including factors affecting its demise and success. Interviews were conducted with administrators, board members, associate faculty, and staff who played a major role in the planning and operation of the USOU, and pertinent documents were reviewed. By studying USOU's short life from 1998 to 2002, many lessons can be learned that may be relevant to other institutions of higher education entering new online endeavors.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Universities, Case Studies, Educational History, Interviews, Problems, Educational Finance, Competition, Virtual Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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