Main Nav

Moving Towards the Virtual University: A Vision of Technology in Higher Education

Saturday, January 1, 1994


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is exploring several cost-effective technology solutions aimed at improving learning productivity, reducing labor intensity, and providing new ways to deliver education and better services to students while enhancing the quality of instruction. Strategic planning and partnerships have been key to their progress to date. This article describes Cal Poly's Mega Server approach, potential applications for the virtual university, partnerships that are enabling their progress toward this goal, and plans for the future. This paper was also presented at the 1994 CAUSE annual conference and is part of the proceedings of that conference as document CNC9436.

Download This Resource

Tags from the Community


Annual Conference

October 27–30
Save the Date

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.