This page provides links to reports and articles looking at the the use of corporate universities and corporate learning portals within organisations.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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"In an attempt to align training and learning to business objectives, corporate universities have been created to deliver learning at the appropriate times, to a wide range of audiences, using a variety of methods. While executives pursue corporate universities for different reasons, their long-term viability has recently come into question. Many corporate universities have suffered severe budget cuts. Some have been disbanded. Still others have been outsourced." Jack J Philipps, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, February 2004
Added: 5 February 2004
"The success factors identified in this article are review points to judge the success of the corporate university and provide the impetus for sustained improvement, change and growth."
"Examining the differences between corporate universities and traditional training departments can illuminate many of the weaknesses that have often existed in a company's learning model. Becoming a corporate university can strengthen the focus on learning and challenge corporate executives to think about how learning can affect their organizations." Bonni Frazee, Chief Learning Office Magazine
Added: 5 November 2002
An easy-to-read survey of the advantages and disadvantages of using a corporate university model as well as some points on designing and running a corporate university
"Corporate universities are educational organizations established and operated by corporations. Their purpose is to enhance the competencies of employees and suppliers and to help customers use the company's products more effectively." Jim Morrison and Jeanne Meister, the technology source, July/August 2001
Added: 5 July 2001
a good interview with the leading name in corporate universities, Jeanne Meister
"The growing importance of CUs; an interview with Jeanne Meister, president of Corporate University Xchange."Paul DeVeaux, e-learning magazine, February 2001
Added: June 2001
"Just as a boom in pornographic videos fostered the explosive growth of the VCRs that training departments use to train their people, so the hypergrowth of the "portal industry" offers outsize benefits to corporate learning and knowledge management efforts." Jay Cross, Internet Time Group
"Without books or classrooms, virtual corporate universities promote learning among employees." 1 Sept 1999, CIO Magazine
"You might think that where there's a corporate university, there's a big company with an even bigger institutional ego bent on molding men and women into company clones. Not so fast. An increasing number of growing businesses are starting their own "universities"--ongoing skill-enhancement programs that draw on both internal and external resources to train new employees and keep veteran ones current with a rapidly changing business environment." inc.com