Will The Virtual University Kill The Physical University?


As the global leader in distance learning, the Open University is in an unusual position to observe the changing trends in online access to higher educational services. In Knowledge Media we are trying to define a new subject which explores the relationship of the semantic web to learning. One of our recent studies has been to connect a mega-university such as the OU with micro universities, like those operations which style themselves as corporate universities. I will give a brief snapshot where we are and how the emerging e-universities at a micro; macro and mega level will change the nature of our business.