Volume 2

Volume 2, Number 18

March 30, 2004

10 pages970 K bytes

Integrated Learning Nets: Applications to Business Education

Owen P. Hall, Jr.
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA 90263

Charles A. Morrissey
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA 90263

Abstract: Distance learning has come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first correspondence course in the early 1840’s. Today the number of working adults who are returning to the classroom is growing rapidly as a result of changing market conditions and technological developments. These dynamics call for new and innovative systems for providing instructional content to the business community. To meet these challenges the traditional classroom approach to business instruction is giving away to a more holistic learning paradigm where both the pedagogical and andragogical focus is on knowledge acquisition and management. The one-size fits all educational approach of the past is being replaced by customized learning systems. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a web-based learning system for delivering management education. This learning net replaces the three pillars of traditional instruction -- fixed time, fixed location and fixed learning pace -- with a more flexible and customized approach for meeting the demands of working adults enrolled in a business degree program.

Keywords: Business teaching strategy, distance learning, on-demand education, knowledge systems, Internet

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Recommended Citation: Hall and Morrissey (2004). Integrated Learning Nets: Applications to Business Education. Information Systems Education Journal, 2 (18). http://isedj.org/2/18/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §4131. ISSN: 1542-7382.)