The Government-backed distance e-learning initiative, UK eUniversities Worldwide (UKeU), has appointed a new corporate business development team which aims to create and deliver degree content courses for companies in the public and private sector.
UKeU's first course will be launched in January, and the team is in discussions with a number of organisations to create content specifically matched to their needs.
"Much e-learning to date has been supply-led, poorly delivered and touted as a universal solution," says Michael Smith, who leads the UKeU team. "What sets UKeU apart is its flexible approach to working with corporations to facilitate the integration with other training methods, while delivering high-quality, postgraduate degree-level training."
Based on its own research, UKeU says it will be developing programmes in business management, finance, e-commerce, nursing, bio-sciences, media and IT management.