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ERIC Number: EJ874001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
The Changing Shape of Corporate Universities
Baucus, David; Baucus, Melissa
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v1 n5 Jun-Jul 2005
About seven years ago, technological innovation gave rise to the e-learning industry and the growth of corporate universities. Early in the evolution of the industry, corporate universities represented a reasonable deployment of learning technologies. They enabled companies to deliver the right content to target markets (e.g., employees, partners, and customers) and to reduce training costs by substituting technology for labor. Recent trends, however, suggest that human resource (HR)-based corporate universities have lost some of their luster. Chief financial officers (CFOs) and business managers are exercising more influence over the use of learning technologies in core business operations by employing enterprise, organization, and workflow models. In this article, the authors describe changes in the e-learning industry and corporate universities that serve to embed learning into the explicit activities of the workplace. (Contains 1 exhibit.)
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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