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    Paper (refereed)     Internet Course and Curriculum Delivery

Developments in Learning Networks

Owen P. Hall, Jr.    [a1] [a2]
Graziadio School of Business and Management
Pepperdine University    [u1] [u2]
Malibu, California, USA    [c1] [c2]

Distance learning has come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first correspondence course in the early 1840's. Today the demand for students who can compete in the expanding global marketplace and the number of working adults that are returning to the classroom is growing rapidly. These dynamics call for new and innovative systems for providing instructional content. Internet-based learning systems, often referred to as asynchronous learning networks (ALN), have reached the state of development for significantly improving the quality of business education. Operations management has emerged during the 1990's as one of the core areas in the business curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an Internet-based distance learning system that is designed to improve the delivery and effectiveness of graduate level management courses.

Keywords: teaching strategy, distance learning, knowledge management, Internet

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