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What is Corporate University

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
A corporate university is a university-style campus set up by a company to provide tailored learning, training and development activities for its staff. Corporate universities typically offer qualifications at various levels.
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E-Learning Industry
John Gordon (John Gordon Organisation Ltd., UK) and Zhangxi Lin (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch119
E-learning is the process of teaching and learning using electronic media, generally distributed over a network. For a thorough coverage of e-learning, see Anderson and Elloumi (2004). The market for e-learning is the market for the provision, delivery and administration of learning services through the use of new media and network technologies. Following the success of e-commerce, e-learning provides an effective pathway to bring education and training beyond national borders. With the deployment of technology, e-learning can make education and training accessible to even more people and more places around the world. E-learning also is a large information industry that has shown continuous growth over the past few years and is now a key e-commerce-based market. The e-learning industry has gone through many of the development cycles as other high-tech industries, and suffered from the dot-com boom and bust of 2000. It has now entered a period of steady growth, and the future bodes well for its development as a key element in the support and delivery of education and training.
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Online Learning: An Examination of Contexts in Corporate, Higher Education, and K-12 Environments
A corporate university is the strategic tool of a corporation that is designed to accomplish goals through the development and delivery of learning important to the organization. This is accomplished through a variety of means, often including partnerships with institutions of higher education. Corporate universities began to be popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. By the 21st century, over 2,000 corporations had their own universities.
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Corporate - Higher Education Alliance
An organization usually associated with one large corporation and mandated to provide company-specific and other training and education to the company’s workforce, and possibly to employees of the company’s supply chain partners, with its own and third-party content.
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