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Presentation Recording as a Means to go Virtual for Campus-Based Universities

Presentation Recording as a Means to go Virtual for Campus-Based Universities
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Author(s): R. Muller (imc GmbH Freiburg, Germany), T. Ottmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)and H. Zhang (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch148
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Distance education is no longer a monopoly for specialized Open Universities, such as the OU [1] in the UK or the FU Hagen [2] in Germany anymore. Traditional universities have also begun to virtualize parts of their curricula by offering Web-based courses. In particular in computer-related fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology and parts of Business Administration the use of computers in daily work is so common that it is quite natural to use this instrument also for knowledge mediation in these fields. Traditional universities, however, have little or no experience in distance education. In this paper we start with an analysis of the reasons why it is difficult for campus-based universities to virtualize parts of their curricula. Then, we propose a technological solution to overcome many of the difficulties, known as presentation recording or electronic note-taking. Our arguments are based on experiences gained over the last couple of years in several large-scale joint projects which have the ambitious goal of allowing students enrolled in a campus-based university to study Computer and Information Science as a mixture between traditional on-site and Web-based distance education.

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