The Business of Online Education

The Business of Online Education

Dirk Baldwin (University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA) and Bradley Piazza (University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-204-6.ch013
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Abstract

Many observers have predicted a revolution due to online education. Opportunities exist to save money due to the lack of brick and mortar, and travel necessary to take classes in a traditional setting. Besides costs savings, several studies show that online education has significant benefits including support for self-paced learning and better discussion between learners and teachers. The opportunities for online learning have spurred growth in the business of online education. Entrepreneurs see opportunities for increased market share, while others perceive a threat. The design of an online program is not easy, however. This chapter summarizes pedagogical and business dimensions that must be addressed in order to develop an effective online educational program. The chapter also discusses tactics that will help organizations compete in the online education industry.

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Preface
Jayavel Sounderpandian, Tapen Sinha
Chapter 1
E-Governance  (pages 1-27)
Srinivas Bhogle
E-governance uses Internet and communication technologies to automate governance in innovative ways, so that it becomes more efficient, more... Sample PDF
E-Governance
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Chapter 2
Rajeeva Laxman Karandikar
The chapter introduces the reader to various key ideas in cryptography without going into technicalities. It brings out the need for use of... Sample PDF
Introduction to Cryptography
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Chapter 3
Kathleen Mykytyn, Peter Mykytyn
The emergence of e-business as a viable business model is unquestioned and global in its involvement and impact. Further, the value that... Sample PDF
E-Business Process Management and Intellectual Property: Issues and Implications
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Chapter 4
Nikos Manouselis
E-business processes are implemented through existing, as well as novel technologies. This book chapter focuses on the field of electronic markets... Sample PDF
E-Business Technologies in E-Market Literature
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Chapter 5
Stephen Hawk, Weijun Zheng
This chapter introduces XML-based e-commerce standards that have emerged within the past decade. The chapter describes the history of e-commerce... Sample PDF
E-Commerce Standards: Transforming Industry Practice
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Chapter 6
Giorgos Laskaridis, Penelope Markellou, Angeliki Panayiotaki, Athanasios Tsakalidis
This chapter is initiated by the continuously growing governments’ effort to transform their traditional profile to a digital one, worldwide, by... Sample PDF
Interoperability on the Road to Enhance Government-to-Business
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Chapter 7
Sundar G. Sankaran
This chapter provides a brief overview of wireless systems and standards. The evolution of wireless systems from voice-centric circuit-switched... Sample PDF
A Brief Overview of Wireless Systems and Standards
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Chapter 8
Rajendra V. Boppana, Suresh Chalasani
Multihop wireless networks based on WiFi technology offer flexible and inexpensive networking possibilities. Applications of multihop wireless... Sample PDF
Wireless Networks Based on WiFi and Related Technologies
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Chapter 9
Xin Luo, Merrill Warkentin
Consumer preferences, attitudes, and behavior concerning product choice can be of vital importance in the development process and implementation of... Sample PDF
Consumers' Preferences and Attitudes Toward Mobile Office Use: A Technology Trade-Off Research Agenda
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Chapter 10
Tapen Sinha, K. Subhadra
This chapter studies outsourcing from the United States to India. First, we show that outsourcing is not taking most jobs out of the United States.... Sample PDF
Sourcing and Outsourcing Arithmetic
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Chapter 11
Subrata Chakrabarty
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of business process outsourcing (BPO) strategies and analyzes related issues. The discussions in this... Sample PDF
Strategies for Business Process Outsourcing: An Analysis of Alternatives, Opportunities, and Risks
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Chapter 12
Jayavel Sounderpandian, Manohar Madan
Distance education, which started out with closed circuit TV technology, has evolved into completely online courses. Not surprisingly, online... Sample PDF
Developing and Delivering Online Courses
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Chapter 13
Dirk Baldwin, Bradley Piazza
Many observers have predicted a revolution due to online education. Opportunities exist to save money due to the lack of brick and mortar, and... Sample PDF
The Business of Online Education
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Chapter 14
Ganesh Vaidyanathan
In order to understand the different types of e-business risks, this chapter uses a framework focusing on five dimensions of e-businesses. This... Sample PDF
E-Business Risk Management in Firms
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Chapter 15
Tapen Sinha, Bradly Condon
Doing business on the Internet has many opportunities along with many risks. This chapter focuses on a series of risks of legal liability arising... Sample PDF
Electronic Risk Management
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