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Delivering SAP Information Systems Courses 9116 Kilometers From Home

Stein, Andrew (2009) Delivering SAP Information Systems Courses 9116 Kilometers From Home. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (39). pp. 3-8. ISSN 1545-679X

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Abstract

Australian universities have aggressively courted and created many partnerships with universities in the greater Asian region in the last 10 years. A typical Australia university will have between 10 and 20 partnerships with Asian Universities but over the last 2 years many have pared back their offerings into these Asian destinations due to concerns about profitability. Whilst the nature of the exchange between the universities can follow several models in almost all cases an Australian academic is required to travel and deliver course material into an Asian destination. This paper details the issues that one academic confronts in delivering a Masters level course into a Beijing based university. The masters program that is the topic of this paper uses SAP hosting centers, internal SAP servers for access to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and provides ERP visiting experts teaching SAP content with a combination of off-shore delivery using face-toface and on-line delivery. The issues that confront an academic delivering off-shore programs and courses 9116 kilometers from home are explored as well as the day to day tribulations required of the visiting lecturer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID17053, distance education, on-line delivery, enterprise systems, China, SAP
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 01:58
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 01:58
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4611
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