Learn from their colleagues through conversations and discussions
Solve problems in a collaborative way.
The UV at the moment has three satellite channels that connect it with 8 countries. They offer
150 courses by semester and 500 hours of satellite transmission per week. This system allows
the UV to have 29,887 students in the American Continent.
The tools provided for the students and teachers in their courses are:
World Wide Web
discussion groups (hypernews, Netscape news, etc.)
online conferences (chat)
Interaction Remote Systems
The UV network is composed by 14 emission sites at the following campus: The Monterrey
Technological Campus and the Universities of Carnegie Mellon and Thunderbird (USA),
Universities of Waterloo and British Colombia (Canada) and the Universidad Pontificia
Catolica de Chile.
There are 730 receiving sites:69 that offer degree level courses and Pos graduate, 95 offer
programs for the development of teachers, and 566 use programs from Aula Virtual
Empresarial ( Entrepreneurs Virtual Class)
The UV counts also with 18 associated sites: University of Texas, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, University of Wisconsin,
Mount Royal College, Purdue University, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, George
Mason University, Simon Fraser University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
University of British Colombia, Brown University, University of California, Universidad de
Belgrano, Universitat de Aalaborg.
In their competitive analysis of key international providers of online post secondary
education, Massey and Curry (1999, iii) state:
Most institutions or consortia have not identified international markets as an initial
priority. For U.S. institutions, this may be the result of a large domestic market. For
Stanford Online, TechBC, Illinois, and Indiana, the local area was considered the
prime geographical market. The danger in thinking locally is that a provider may be