Market vs. Academic Models

Market vs. Academic Models

Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 3
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch189
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Abstract

In recent years much has been written on the link between distance learning and the commercialization of higher education (Berg, 2002). Particularly in the United States, this debate has been described as a conflict between open and traditional academic-market models. As various government, nonprofit, and for-profit ownership of these nontraditional universities are present worldwide, it is important to understand the market-model issues and how they influence university mission and implementation of educational programs.

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