acquire information and knowledge will be maintained but the way we process the same 
information will change. 
   <8> From what I ve seen there are a lot who want to use the web, both students and staff. I 
have just done two evaluations and it works. The trouble is that staff are not getting the 
training and staff have real problems teaching on the web without the necessary training. 
This is seen in the context of further rationalization in Australian higher education in 
which most universities have lost a lot of staff. Students have serious problems of access 
and staff do not know how to use the web. 
   <37> As a prerequisite we develop a web based qualification program for online tutors. 
Collaboration 
Several institutions stated intentions to collaborate with other international and national 
institutions: 
   <58> We expect to increase collaboration with other institutions, especially in Norway, 
but also in Scandinavia, Europe, and North America. 
   <87> We also see a need for collaboration on various levels within the educational system, 
both in Sweden and international. 
   <132> The future is in the collaboration, in the exchange of contents, technology and 
pedagogical methods. The key is in networking. 
   <38>As communication costs will decrease we will use WWW more to deliver 
multimedia training materials, which support the learning process. We also intend to 
cooperate with publishers supplying high quality multimedia (web based training 
materials). 
   <60> Concerning ODEL network (dependent on project support), one plans to integrate 
other continuing courses as part of the network. These plans include offering a web 
service for students who are not able to follow local part time studies. This service will 
distribute learning some learning materials and services to distance students registered at 
one of the four co operating colleges. This service is planned administered by Bergen 
College. One will also co operate on arranging face to face seminars. Thus, some part of 
the courses will be organized in a common web service in the consortium. The consortium 
will probably be extended to include Health subjects and Technology subjects in time. 
   <62> We also plan to establish in co operation with the University of Oslo and Agder 
College the so called  Realfagsuniversitetet  (The Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
University), with a web based infrastructure with integrated administrative functions. 
   <74> The promotion of strategic networks will constitute, in the near future, a key for 
success. 
Policy and Organization 
Web based education may have policy and organizational consequences for the institutions. 
Some of the institutions raised these issues: 
   <54> ELO is the future way to go. Next to the systems design we also develop new 
organizational and procedural structures to implement the innovation and to support the 
transition phase. At this moment the use of StudieNet could be called a perfect solution for 
the transition of a second generation towards a third generation approach towards distance 
education. Especially the educational changes implied with the ELO system (competency 
based education) put forward the biggest problems and challenges. 
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