Institutional Transformation through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing E-Learning Policies, 1st Edition

  • Mark Stansfield
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  • ISBN-10: 160566359X
  • ISBN-13: 9781605663593
  • DDC: 378.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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The Internet has had a monumental impact upon higher education with the development of e-learning and virtual campus initiatives. This has provided significant opportunities in terms of enhanced access to courses, knowledge, learning experiences, and information for a wide range of different learners from across the world. "Institutional Transformation through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing E-Learning Policies" provides cost effective and sustainable learning procedures vital to ensuring long term success for both teacher and student. This book provides the latest research and findings in relation to best practice examples and case studies across the globe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Advancing E-Learning and Virtual Campus Policies.
2: The E-Learning Phenomenon: A New University Paradigm?.
3: Linking Self-Directed Lifelong and E-Learning: Priorities for Institutions of Higher Education.
4: The Online Seminar as Enacted Practice.
5: Is E-Learning Used for Enhancing Administration or Learning? On the Implications of Organisational Culture.
6: Advancing E-Learning Policy and Practice: Influences on Academics’ Adoption, Integration and Development of Multimodal E-Learning Courses.
7: Flying Under the Radar: The Importance of Small Scale E-Learning Innovation within Large-Scale Institutional E-Learning Implementation.
8: Matching Technology, Organisation and Pedagogy in E-Learning: Looking for the Appropriate Balance Leading to Sustainability and Effectiveness.
9: E-Learning and Virtual Campus Development: From Innovation to Sustainability.
10: Virtual Campus Best Practice Experiences.
11: An Analysis of European Megaproviders of E-Learning: Recommendations for Robustness and Sustainability .
12: Guiding Principles for Identifying and Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses.
13: Reviewing Traces of Virtual Campuses: From a Fully Online Virtual Campus to a Blended Model.
14: Virtual Campus Development on the Basis of Subsidiarity: The EVS Approach.
15: From Virtual Mobility to Virtual Erasmus: Offering Students Courses and Services without Boundaries.
16: Blending Virtual Campuses Managing Differences through Web 2.0 Experiences in Transnational Cooperation Projects.
17: Network Organisation to Improve Virtual Campus Management: Key Factors from a French Experience.
18: Developing and Managing an Effective Virtual Campus: The eLab Experience in the Swiss Higher Education Context.
19: A Business Model for the Exchange of E-Learning Courses in an International Network.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.