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Entrepreneurship Series

The Internet and Higher Education:
Silicon and Fiber replacing Bricks and Mortar

Professor Burks Oakley II, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of Illinois

March 18th, 1997

The MITCNC and alumni of the University of Illinois College of Engineering held a joint meeting where the featured speaker was Professor Burks Oakley II of the University of Illinois. Professor Oakley is a pioneer in putting higher education courses and courseware on the Internet. Prof. Oakley discussed the program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in which networked computers are used to implement innovative teaching and learning environments.

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning Environments at UIUC offers more than eighty courses that have been restructured to take advantage of the ability of networked computers to provide increased access to learning materials and to people. This new approach to teaching and learning has been termed "Asynchronous Learning Networks" (ALN).

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Prof. Oakley Introduction Prof. Oakley What is ALN?
Prof. Oakley Faculty Involvement Prof. Oakley Results
Prof. Oakley Evaluations Prof. Oakley PPP at the U of I
Prof. Oakley Visualization Prof. Oakley Authoring Tools
Prof. Oakley Collaboration Prof. Oakley Online Courses
Prof. Oakley Conferencing Prof. Oakley Lifelong Learning
Prof. Oakley About Lectures

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Updated September 12, 1997

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