• elearning capability development fund - $28 million over 4 years 2004-7
  • 8 unis, 19 inst/polytechs, 3 wanaga (maori higher ed focus)
  • 4 million in whole of country, geographically equivalent to UK; most in Auckland
  • fund - had to be seen to be collaborative, yet fund was "contestable"
    • no framework at organizational level for high level execs to collaborate
  • proposals had to stress sustainability models up front

  • hubs as servicing "clubs" where the do consortial buys of programs or services
  • hubs are subject-based, defined by distinctive program/discipline competencies