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Virtual Universities: Issues, Concepts, Trends

Virtual Universities: Issues, Concepts, Trends
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Author(s): Joseph Barjis (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
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.ch017
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


In this paper, author tries to draw basic directions of the virtual university study. These basic directions grasp virtual university’s issues, concepts and trends in general, model, definition and basic characteristics of virtual universities in particular. Author goes on giving some educational and financial features of future higher education. It is discussed that virtual universities and distance learning have some lacks at the current stage that to be paid attention in the future. The paper is concluded with some recommendations for the future designers of virtual universities and distance learning programs.

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