Title: Requirements of a lifelong learning environment for executives and academics - the PETIS experience

Authors: L.M.S. Curson, C.M. Leigh, J.E. Dixon-Hardy, W.E. Lewis, C.M. Winnett, J.M. Lau, P.M. Dew

Addresses: University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of a lifelong learning initiative which was aimed at the executives of a specific industrial sector - the printing and packaging companies within the Yorkshire and Humberside areas of the UK. A supporting online learning environment has been developed within the Virtual Science Park at the University of Leeds. It has been the aim that such a learning environment should facilitate a bi-directional knowledge transfer between the industry and academe, and the dynamics of this interaction were supported by a series of face-to-face workshops and the online environment. The paper concludes with further work and challenges ahead.

Keywords: lifelong learning; case study; knowledge transfer; Virtual Science Park.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000384

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.79-94

Available online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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