1 Department of Information and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Videnssamfundet, Aarhus University, Aarhus University3 Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Arts, Aarhus University4 Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, Arts, Aarhus University
Have e-learning and virtual universities met the expectations?
Looking back, the integration of the WWW in the Internet has been a success within almost every area of society: news distribution, public information, self-service, public relations, advertising, etc. Similar high expectations were also related to the introduction of e-learning in the educational area. But, so far, the success seems only to be related to informal learning through just-in-time and just-in-place short courses available on the Internet. In this article, I will focus on the development of virtual universities and discuss some reasons for the lack of success.