An Overview of Virtual University Studies: Issues, Concepts, Trends

An Overview of Virtual University Studies: Issues, Concepts, Trends

Joseph Barjis (The University of Reading, UK)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-739-1.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of virtual university studies pertaining to issues, concepts and trends. Although numerous papers, reports and booklets are published with respect to that, there is still lack of an overview of virtual universities. In this chapter, the author tries to draw basic directions of the virtual university studies and developments. These basic directions grasp virtual universities’ issues, concepts and trends in general, model, definition and basic characteristics of virtual universities in particular. The author goes on giving some educational and financial features of future higher education. It is discussed that virtual universities and distance learning are currently lacking in some areas that need to be paid attention to in the future. The chapter concludes with some recommendations for the future designers of virtual universities and distance learning programs.

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