Changing the Business Model of a Distance Teaching University: The Case of the Open University of the Netherlands

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    Abstract

    In distance educaton teachers and students do not have classroom contact, but the educaton is mainly delivered through distance media. This dependency on technology makes these insttutes extremely sensible for changes in technologies: from tme to tme fundamental shifs in the business model are needed in order to maintain the quality of their ofering. In this chapter a case study is presented of a business model change of the Open University of the Netherlands in the period 2008 – 2013. The triggers for change and the new business model are presented. The implementaton of the business model is discussed in terms of adaptatons in course development (including the use of Open Educatonal Resources), course delivery, ICT infrastructure, and a revised model for the implementaton of innovatons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICT in Education in Global Context
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Trends Report 2013-2014
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Chapter11
    Pages185-203
    ISBN (Print)978-3-662-43927-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Educational Technology
    ISSN2196-4963

    Keywords

    • Distance Education
    • Open Learning
    • Learning Management System
    • Lifelong learning

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