A Reference Model for Sustainable E-Learning Service Systems:Experiences With the Joint University/Teradata Consortium
Many e-learning service systems fail. This is particularly true for those sponsored by joint industry/university consortia where substantial economic investments are required up-front. This article provides an industry/university consortia reference model validated through experiences with the 8-year-old Teradata University Network. The reference model addresses basic and advanced sustainability capabilities that integrate partner, application, faculty, student, and e-learning service system issues. Our validation of the reference model includes a mapping to the literature regarding recent advances in e-learning service system infrastructures and supported capabilities. One outcome of that validation step is a comprehensive set of capability assessment questions to be used by consortia.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education
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Demirkan, Haluk; Goul, Michael; and Gros, Mary, "A Reference Model for Sustainable E-Learning Service Systems:Experiences With the Joint University/Teradata Consortium" (2010). Business Publications. 33.