The critical issues and challenges for education systems in the globalisation age will be analysed. The theoretical background for the improvement of the micro- and macro-education systems based on the theory of the competence transfer by networks will be explained and applied for the diversification of education systems. It is related to the particular relevance of individualisation and diversification as strategic success factor. The application of diversification is essential for improving the access to the educational markets. The future effects of synergy and prognostic development based on diversification in networks of higher education will be derived from special case studies realised by educational organisations and networks such as GUIDE.
The University of Zwickau is a medium-sized university, with a significant regional orientation. Because of globalization of knowledge transfer, it will be forced to become a part of national and international networks of training and education. The Institute of New Kinds of Education developed different models for opening the university to global co-operation and competition. Especially the Faculty of Management and Business Sciences will strive for the realization of a MEM-Multichannel Educational Model, in order to be prepared for the challenges of next decade. The analyses of the existing activities and opportunities are the precondition for the development of special models. Especially the adaptation of course offers to the requirements of the markets, in accordance with the future potentialities of the faculty, is necessary. Multichannel educational models have to be developed. The opportunities of the multi-level modelling strategy will be explained both, in the first approach, as an abstract modelling theory, and, in the second approach, as a case study, by the Institute of New Kinds of Education, in the Faculty of Management and Business Sciences, at the University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany.
Received: October 15th, 2007 – Revised: October 30th 2007
E-learning is characterised by the latest forms of technology and methodology. The future development of e-learning will find its expression in the transfer to the knowledge based e-learning. Especially technology and methodology will influence the further process by many innovations balanced with the improvement of the organisation and social life. The future development will be focused on networking, in order to be able to control efficient solutions of very complex problems. The future networks for distance education will be driven by the latest methodologies and technologies and based on knowledge transfer for e-learning in the framework of the systemic approach.