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Creative Commons 'School of Open'
http://bit.ly/XWxTC8
Creative Commons Announces “School of Open” with Courses to Focus on Digital Openness
Developed by the collaborative education platform Peer to Peer University (P2PU) with organizational support from Creative Commons, the School of Open aims to spread understanding of the power of this brave new world through free online classes.
These free courses are open for you to take at any time:
-Get a CC license. Put it on your website
-Open Science: An Introduction
-Open data for GLAMs
-Intro to Openness in Education
-A Look at Open Video
-Contributing to Wikimedia Commons
-Open Detective
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Walden University [Online]
http://www.waldenu.edu/
Walden University [Online]
Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.
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Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It
http://tcrn.ch/10OjgCK
How California’s Online Education Pilot Will End College As We Know It
In Jan 2013, the largest university system in the world, the California State University system, announced a pilot for $150 lower-division online courses at one of its campuses — a move that spells the end of higher education as we know it.
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The Free Technology Academy
http://ftacademy.org/
The Free Technology Academy consists of an advanced virtual campus with course modules that can be followed entirely on-line.
The learning materials are Open Educational Resources that can be studied freely, but learners enrolled in the FTA will be guided by professional teaching staff from the participating universities.
The full master programme can be concluded at one of the three universities.
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Virtual University of Pakistan
http://www.vu.edu.pk
Virtual University of Pakistan
After aiou.edu.pk pakistan lanched its second distance education university and first virtual university in 2001
Virtual University of Pakistan is very much a Government University. It was established by the Government of Pakistan to provide extremely affordable world class education to aspiring students all over the country.
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Survey of the Virtual Universities (USA)
http://oregonone.org/virtualUsurvey.htm
Survey of the Virtual Universities (USA)
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Virtual University of Edinburgh
http://vue.ed.ac.uk/
Virtual University of Edinburgh
The Vue group is a virtual educational and research institute bringing together all those interested in the use of virtual worlds for teaching, research and outreach related to the University of Edinburgh.
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Virtual Universities (List) .. USA
http://www.adec.edu/virtual.html
Virtual Universities (List) .. USA
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Canadian Virtual University
http://www.cvu-uvc.ca/
Canadian Virtual University
Canadian Virtual University (CVU) is a group of leading Canadian universities specializing in online and distance programs.
Our universities offer over 300 degrees, diplomas or certificates, and 2,500 individual courses completely online or through distance education.
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Virtual University
http://vu.org/
Welcome to Virtual University, the Internet's oldest learning community and a pioneer in Web-based education!
Since 1995, more than two million learners from 128 countries have attended classes at our global village campus!
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Virtual university : Wikipedia Entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_university
Virtual university : Wikipedia Entry
"The term "virtual university'" characterizes an organization that provides higher education on the Internet. Some of these organizations are truly "virtual", existing only as loosely tied combines of universities, institutes or departments that provide together a number of courses over the Internet."
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The Virtual University : Unintended Consequences
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_8/resnick/index.html
Advocates of the Virtual University assume that the Internet can be used to replace the bricks and mortar campus. Even if the academic course work of higher education can be replicated online, what cannot are the organized extracurricular activities which have been a crucial component of a traditional college education. These activities create social capital, prepare students for civic engagement and combat the self-absorbed individualism which undermines democratic society. We would do well to think about their loss, and the unintended social consequences which flow from adopting the Virtual University as a model for higher education in the twenty-first century.
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The Virtual University Models and messages
http://tinyurl.com/2kg6px
The Virtual University Models and messages Lessons from case studies
The virtual university warrants examination as it represents an important development in the use of ICT to increase flexibility and extend provision of higher education in both developed and developing countries. The virtual university can be seen as "a metaphor for the electronic, teaching, learning and research environment created by the convergence of several relatively new technologies including, but not restricted to, the Internet, World Wide Web, computer mediated communication ...
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Evaluation: The Finnish Virtual University
http://tinyurl.com/2tcqo8
Evaluation: The Finnish Virtual University
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Research on virtual universities
http://www.unesco.org/iiep/eng/focus/elearn/elearn_1.htm
Research on virtual universities from UNESCO: IIEP International Institute for Educational Planning
The virtual university is an important example of both the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the provision of higher education and the phenomenon of cross-border education.
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San Jose State (Virtual) University
http://www.sjsu.edu/
Since he started teaching at the virtual campus of San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, students have also appeared as robots and giant bowls of Jell-O.
San Jose State is one of a skyrocketing number of colleges and universities across the country to make the leap into the virtual frontier using Second Life, the Internet-based world created by Linden Lab of San Francisco.
Some 300 schools, with about 4,200 educators from around the world, are now taking part, said Claudia L'Amoreaux of Linden Lab. Stanford University recently developed a new Second Life site that includes a virtual library. Stanford's School of Education and the humanities lab also have sites.
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