Creating a Successful Virtual University


The Provost, Vice President of University Relations and CIO of Weber State University present an overview of WSU Online, a highly successful online university. WSU Online has grown from a few selected course offerings to many accredited courses and several full programs which can now [Fall 1998] be completed entirely on the Internet. This paper discusses principles underlying the success of this effort, lessons learned, important issues that were addressed (including faculty and course selection, funding, and faculty expectations), and some of the major challenges that were overcome to make WSU Online a successful, functioning reality.

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