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AbstractTraditional distance learning has tended to be an isolated and lonely process for its users. Students received study materials by `snail mail&apos; and then worked alone on these materials. As information technology improves, however, networked learning on-line learning and flexible learning (all of which can be considered eLearning components) have become popular and offer greater opportunities to connect with others. The impetus for eLearning has also been driven by the emerging emphasis on lifelong learning -- learning is now recognised to be essential for all people and at every stage of life. Learning arrangements today, particularly those concerning learning at a distance, rely more on technology, which requires expertise and money and also necessitates a more business-like approach. Courses and programs can be treated as products which can be seen as important resources for learners in a `networked learning&apos; arrangement. It is essential to have a business model for `networked learning&apos;. With all these elements in mind, we adapt Weill and Vitale&apos;s eBusiness model for virtual communities for networked learning in this paper.