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Toward an Electronic Marketplace for Higher Education
June 2005 (vol. 38 no. 6)
pp. 66-75
Magda Mourad, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Barbra Bied Sperling, Center for Usability in Design and Assessment
Jack Gunther, IBM Education Industry Solutions
Digtial content's availability has created opportunities for universities and publishers to improve the marketplace, motivating the development of an education electronic marketplace and reshaping how academic institutions view information discovery, evaluation, and acquisition. As a first step toward designing such a system, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) and IBM collaborated in developing a framework that IBM designers used to build a prototype ede-marketplace. Evaluation in a field test indicated that this framework offers a trusted environment that is suitable for use in the secure creation, management, and delivery of digital content. Testing in real situations helped the researchers understand business rules and services that the system must provide for each user.
Index Terms:
education, ede-marketplace, information discovery, e-learning, virtual learning environment, digital content delivery
Citation:
Magda Mourad, Gerard L. Hanley, Barbra Bied Sperling, Jack Gunther, "Toward an Electronic Marketplace for Higher Education," Computer, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 66-75, June 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.205
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