An Exploration of Critical Success Factors of the implementation of Cyber University ¡V A Case Study from "National Sun Yat-Sen Cyber University"
In the recent era, the popularity of Internet and multimedia has displayed technical progress, which has enabled E-learning environment to be even more perfect than before. E-learning has two-way interaction and the characteristic of unlimited time and space, which has become an important tool for initiating learning for life in the modern society. Among which Cyber University has become an example of E-learning applications.
Because our national law has not allowed setting up a purely virtual university, therefore, the Cyber University of our research is pointing to the virtual school designed by a real university on the Internet. Cyber University is not purely a single organization, instead, it combined different educational provider on the Internet to actualize the objective of teaching and learning, as well as letting a learner to depend on the differences in his personal time, place, and learning condition to choose appropriate learning resource. Nevertheless, How to go about setting up a Cyber University based on the possession of administration resource, faculty, and the college of the student? What are the critical success factors that can be applied to evaluate the important items prior to establishment? How does Cyber University operation mode operate? These are all the important factors that must be considered to establish a Cyber University. The objective of research is to provide a soluble proposal as reference for the above stated questions.
Our research utilized case study. The objective is National Sun Yat-Sen Cyber University (NSYCU) of National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYU). Jung-Chun Su (2002) had once used NSYCU as case study to simulate cash flow and risk analysis. The result has shown that NSYCU case is worthy to invest in, which possess ability to make a profit. Chia-Ming Liang had used operation model and financial planning model to research, which showed that ¡§Population of students¡¨ is a critical factor that affects the operation of E-learning Company. Currently, NSYCU has already been set up for more than five years and the enrollment has shown increased. Despite the effective of literature review or enrollment, it can be shown that NSYU is definitely one of representative of our domestic Cyber Universities. Our research will interview with key figures of five different aspects from areas such as marketing, administration, system, faculty, and student of NSYU. Then, to use professional questionnaire to further confirm the viewpoint of the interview. Finally, to combine the related literature review with NSYCU history data analysis, to categorize the critical success factor that set up Cyber University and to provide some suggestions for other schools domestically that have proposed to set up a Cyber University as reference.
Advisor:Yue-shan Chang; Jen-Her Wu; Nian-Shing Chen
School:National Sun Yat-Sen University
School Location:China - Taiwan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:case study research critical success factor online learning e cyber university
Date of Publication:06/25/2003