The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives.

Mark Stansfield, Thomas Connolly, Antonio Cartelli, Athanassios Jimoyiannis, Hugo Magalhães, Katherine Maillet

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This paper explores a number of key issues that have been identified as being important in the identification and evaluation of best practice within the context of e-learning and virtual campuses. The "Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses" (PBP-VC) project is a two year European Commission Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) co-financed project that is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the key issues and success factors underlying the implementation and sustainability of virtual campuses. The PBP-VC project team have been working with stakeholders from a number of large virtual campus projects across Europe in identifying and exploring key issues relating to best practice and sustainability. The importance of developing a practical framework for identifying, evaluating and promoting best practice in virtual campuses and e-learning can be demonstrated by the significant number of high profile e-learning and virtual campus failures both within Europe and globally. In many cases their failure has been quite spectacular with millions of dollars being wasted as a result some quite basic errors in overlooking key best practice issues that have occurred across several large-scale projects. This paper will provide a description of the different issues relating to models for best practice and sustainability that has been developed by the PBP-VC project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalElectronic Journal of e-Learning
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Stansfield, Mark ; Connolly, Thomas ; Cartelli, Antonio ; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios ; Magalhães, Hugo ; Maillet, Katherine. / The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives. In: Electronic Journal of e-Learning. 2009 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 155-164.
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Stansfield, M, Connolly, T, Cartelli, A, Jimoyiannis, A, Magalhães, H & Maillet, K 2009, 'The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives.' Electronic Journal of e-Learning, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 155-164.

The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives. / Stansfield, Mark; Connolly, Thomas; Cartelli, Antonio; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Magalhães, Hugo; Maillet, Katherine.

In: Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2009, p. 155-164.

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