Veteran of California Virtual U. Blames a Flawed Business Plan for Its Demise

Stanley A. Chodorow, the former head of California Virtual University, says it was a lack of grassroots campus support and a flawed business plan that led to the demise of the university, which closed its doors about a year ago. The failure of the institution -- which was in business for only about eight months -- was a sobering reminder of how hard it is to run a successful "portal" for online education.

The well-publicized institution served as a clearing-house for distance-education