From R&D Project to Virtual Universities

From R&D Project to Virtual Universities

Harald Haugen (Stord/Haugesund University College, Norway) and Bodil Ask (Agder University College and United Nation University/Global Virtual University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch137
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Four Norwegian higher educational institutions—the University Colleges at Agder, Stord/Haugesund, and Sør-Trøndelag, and the University in Trondheim (NTNU)—had all participated in a European collaborative project on open learning, that is, JITOL (Just-In-Time Open Learning, 1992-1994) under the Delta program of the European Community. Building on experiences from this and other related projects, representatives from the four institutions decided to propose a national experiment along the same principles. Support was granted from a governmental agency, SOFF, and NITOL (Norway-net with IT for Open Learning) was established in April 1994.

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