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A methodology for design and development of an electronic learning (E-learning) network at the Regis University School for Professional Studies
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, Nova Southeastern University, United States

Nova Southeastern University . Awarded

Abstract

E-learning networks are used by academic institutions such as Regis University to support synchronous and asynchronous delivery of online courses and programs. An e-learning network supports a wide range of applications and services and facilitates access to diverse e-learning implementations including virtual laboratory (V-lab) environments, knowledge repositories, storage area networks (SANs), and content delivery networks (CDNs), as well as metropolitan, regional, and international research and education configurations. As demonstrated in this dissertation, an e-learning network eliminates campus boundaries by providing infrastructure for information flows regionally, nationally, and internationally.

A systems development life cycle (SDLC) methodology enables academic institutions to design and develop e-learning networks that meet educational goals and objectives and provide access to current and next-generation research initiatives. The goal of the research was to assess the capabilities of the SDLC in enabling academic institutions to design and develop new e-learning networks and/or upgrade and enhance in-place e-learning networks.

In this dissertation, the author applied the SDLC methodology for design and development of an e-learning network based on findings of a chronological case study of the e-learning Academic Research Network (ARN) at Regis University between 2001 and 2005. The outcomes of this investigation demonstrate the role of the SDLC methodology as an enabler of design, development, and deployment of an e-learning network capable of meeting current and projected institutional goals and objectives.

Citation

Conn, S.S. A methodology for design and development of an electronic learning (E-learning) network at the Regis University School for Professional Studies. Ph.D. thesis, Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .

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