Canada was the First Nation to place all it’s Universities on the Internet. The project stared 10 years before the Internet exploded, the year was 1984, the Canadian initiative was to be completed the following year. By doing so all universities online on the Centennial Anniversary of the day the last railway spike was driven into the ground of the Cross Canada railway.
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- UFred becomes Canada’s first online university to deliver classes exclusively via Cisco WebExÆ
The University of Fredericton (UFred), an accredited and fully-online Canadian university, has announced the successful completion of its first full year using Cisco WebExÆ technology to deliver all its live, online courses to students.
- Wikipedia- Virtual university
A virtual university provides higher education programs through electronic media, typically the Internet. Some are bricks-and-mortar institutions that provide online learning as part of their extended university courses while others solely offer online courses. They are regarded as a form of distance education. The goal of virtual universities is to provide access to the part of the population who would not be able to attend a physical campus, for reasons such as distance ó in which students live too far from a physical campus to attend regular classes; and the need for flexibility ó some students need the flexibility to study at home whenever it is convenient for them to do so.