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Requirements for Operating Models of Virtual Educational Networks

Requirements for Operating Models of Virtual Educational Networks
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Author(s): Oliver Bohl (University of Kassal, Germany) and Udo Winand (University of Kassal, Germany)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch035
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


In order to illustrate requirements of virtual educational networks (VENs), operating models and their structure, the functions and roles in VENs along with their value creation processes will be identified in the following. This article furthermore provides an overview of experiences that have been made with the establishment of WINFOLine, an interuniversitarian e-learning VEN in Germany. First requirements for the extension into a self-contained, efficient, and open network are presented. The focus of this article is on organizational changes in traditional universities which occur if they wish or are urged to act as suppliers or customers in VENs.

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