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Selected Virtual Universities and Alliances

E-Learning Companies


Laws, Regulations & Standards

Open Source E-Learning Technology

Propriatary technologies are mentioned in e-Learning Companies, above. Examples of open source e-learning technologies are:

Open CourseWare


The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has prepared the State of the Industry Report, 2004 ( The ASTD Executive Summary for the State of the Industry 2003 Report is available at ( [pdf file])

Gardner, Howard, Frames of Mind, Basic Books, New York, 1983

Hepburn, Gary "Seeking an educational commons: The promise of open source development models" First Monday v. 9 (8), August 2004) (

Martinez, Margaret, and C. Victor Bunderson, "Foundations for Personalized Web Learning Environments", ALN Magazine Volume 4, Issue 2 - December 2000

O'Neill, Harry (ed.) "What Works in Distance Learning", Advanced Distributed Learning August 11, 2003. (,libAuthor,contentText) is a collection of findings in the effectiveness of design and development strategies for Distance Learning (DL).

The Sloan Consortium ( has prepared Entering the Mainstream: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2003 and 2004 ( [pdf file]). It is the second annual survey and is based on responses from over 1,100 colleges and universities. It presents the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education, showing online enrollments continue to grow at rates faster than for the broader student population and that institutes of higher education expect the rate of growth to continue increasing.

Wheeler, Brad, "Open Source 2007: How Did This Happen?" Educause Review, vol. 39, no. 4 (July/August 2004), pp. 1227 ( [pdf file])

Dr. James E. Burke is a Principal in Burke Technology Services (BTS). BTS provides business assistance to startup technology companies, or organizations planning or integrating new technologies; develops and manages technology projects; performs technology evaluation and commercialization, and assists in technology-based economic development.

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