Virtual University wins global award

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Islamabad: The Awards Committee of the Open Course Ware Consortium has selected the Virtual University of Pakistan’s Open Course Ware site for the ‘2012 Outstanding New Site Award for Open Course Ware Excellence’, says a press release.

The Open Course Ware Consortium is a US-based collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organisations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.

The Outstanding New Site Award is conferred annually by the Committee and recognises an outstanding institutional or affiliate sites launched during the previous calendar year. The award was previously given to the University of Sumatera Utara Open Course Ware.

A representative of the Virtual University will attend the upcoming OCW Consortium meeting in Cambridge, UK, to receive the award at a reception to be held on April 16, 2012.

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