Towards the development of a new model for best practice and knowledge construction in virtual campuses

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

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This paper reports on the work of a European Commission DG Education and Culture cofinanced
project PBP-VC, Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses, which is aimed at providing
a deeper understanding of the key issues and critical success factors underlying the implementation
of virtual campuses. The paper outlines a tentative model of issues underpinning best
practice in virtual campuses derived from an initial literature-based investigation of existing virtual
campus initiatives within the European Union. It is proposed that the tentative model will
build upon key principles that have been identified for the development of an online constructivist
learning environment based on problem-based learning and on a suitable model for knowledge
construction and evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-134
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Information Technology Education: Research
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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