The Digital University Agreen U How to Build an Innovative Knowledge Sharing and Learning Project in Agribiosciences? Case Study

  • Caroline Martin
  • Camille Hervé
  • Philippe Prévost
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


The Agronomic, Veterinary and Forestry Institute of France (Agreenium), representing eighteen French public research and higher education institutions in Agribiosciences decided to create a unique portal to the digital university in Agribiosciences, agreen U ( Its objective is to encourage digital education in this sector to accompany the evolution of teaching practices but also contribute to the strengthening of the international visibility of French research and higher agricultural and veterinary education, and to develop the international attractiveness of the French training offer in the scope of Agribiosciences. The paper explores the identification of functional specifications necessary to attract learners in a such e-learning ecosystem by an international comparative analysis of fifteen universities and institutes and their online courses offers. The paper concludes that we can propose a framework of the functional specifications dedicated of an e-learning project.


Agribioscience Digital university Functional specifications e-learning Open education 



The authors would like to thank Nexize Company, who contributed to build this project and to gather the data that gave rise to this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caroline Martin
    • 1
  • Camille Hervé
    • 1
  • Philippe Prévost
    • 1
  1. 1.Agreenium, l’institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de FranceParisFrance

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