Monday, 19 March 2012

chapter two virtual vs electronic


e-campus is a simple abbreviation of electronic campus. similar with the concept of e-commerce and e-business, e-campus incorporates the use of electronics into the whole concept of a regular campus. there are a few differences between a regular campus and an e-campus and its advantages. the differences include the physical structure of the campuses and the ways of learning for students who are studying in them. the advantages of e-campus is it is the appropriate platform for students to be involved in peer group interaction and student-staff exchanges. on top of that, it also provides more flexibility for students to arrange their time accordingly. as for the  campus's interests, the e-campus concept helps to achieve rapid return on investment of resources.


taking for example the University of Phoenix that were established in by the Apollo Group Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. with a total of 600,000 students enrollment in 2010, University of Phoenix or UOPX shows great success in utilizing the concept of e-campus in the prospects of education. with more than 200 campuses worldwide, students are not only provided with the access for the university's website but they are also given the softwares needed to carry out their coursework in order to aid their learning process. by doing this, the time and process of learning has become more efficient and reliable.