E-commerce, E-business, and E-learning in Higher Education
Volume 2 of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies Series
Organizations worldwide have embraced electronic commerce as one of the most important evolving trends. The shift from paper-based commerce to commerce across electronic networks will significantly change the ways in which higher education business is conducted. This transformation is likely to impact core delivery systems and institutional strategies, ultimately requiring new approaches to supporting and fulfilling institutional missions through e-business and e-learning. Second in the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies series, this volume outlines major opportunities and challenges for colleges and universities as they take steps to: * Evaluate their readiness to conduct business online * Build technology infrastructure and expertise to support e-business * Rethink campus and national data systems in an e-learning environment * Establish online relationships with suppliers, partners, and consumers * Address network access, security, and privacy challenges Writing for leaders, administrators, and policy makers, the authors strive to clarify the nature of doing business over the Internet and help campuses develop sound policies and practices for a networked future.