University-based education is facing direct competition from for-profit corporations over the lucrative lifetime-learning market. This is occurring primarily because universities have not adapted to advances in technology and changes in the educational needs of students. To correct this problem, a new curriculum solution is proposed. This solution is loosely based upon the model curricula generated by professional organizations. The solution utilizes personal learning plans tied to a global learning schema. The end result is a very flexible curriculum delivery model that effectively utilizes modern technology and is potentially superior to any offered by commercial education providers.
Lightfoot, Jay M.
"Modular Curriculum Design Using Personal Learning Plans and Reusable Learning Components,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol6/iss4/6