LINC is a consortium
of educators from around the world who are interested
in using distance and e-Learning technologies
to help their respective countries increase
access to quality university education for a
larger percentage of the population.
The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) was a huge success.
Thank you to all who participated.
Find the following on the LINC 2013 Conference website:
Virtual Universities Abroad Say They Already Deliver ‘Massive’ Courses
Cambridge, Mass. — Since long before anyone uttered the word “MOOC,” virtual universities in many countries have been using technology to teach thousands of students at a time. Even so, leaders of those online institutions, who gathered here this week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said they were watching massive open online courses closely.
One key takeaway from the event, though, was that virtual universities in other countries have no plans to add lectures from famous professors at MIT or other American colleges to their own online institutions.
“Transferring education from the United States to Africa wouldn’t work,” argued Bakary Diallo, rector of African Virtual University. “Because we have our own realities,” he added, “our own context and culture.”
Read more of this article taken from Chronicle of Higher Education.