Working in the field of distance education is a challenging one. Not simply because we are now debating the nature of what DL means or has to offer in a highly connected world where open access to a variety of rich data sources are available but also in terms of the kinds of business models we deploy. Being innovative in curriculum design is important yet this does not mean that we need to lose control of development and delivery costs. A lean business model approach that lets the users pull value from the system requires a backend development process that is flexible and agile. In this presentation - from the EADTU conference 2011 - I explore some of the features of the University of London International Programmes' response to these contradicting forces.
Lean business models http://www.slideshare.net/PeterHines/the-principles-of-the-lean-business-system