Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Giant Google Apps Client in Pakistan: Virtual University

Virtual University of Pakistan is the only successful online university model in Pakistan. Surprisingly it is one of the biggest Google Apps client in Pakistan.

The VU has been using the Google email service and has more than 50,000 email accounts distributed to its students, faculty members and other university staff.

The university offers a wide range of courses from diploma and certificates to the graduates and post graduates degrees.

The most striking thing about this university is that it has done the thing which the other academic institutions have failed to do. And that is it has truly extended its reach. Now its campuses are present in the far flung towns and villages. It's not just big cities students who are benefiting from the Virtual University lax online courses.

Not only this the institution breeds technology trends in its students who use a sophisticated online learning management system to complete their degrees.

The exams are conducted online and there is no paper work which makes it a paper-less academic institution. However, the quality of education is a thing which the university would have to improve.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Answers.com offers scholarships to those who answer simple questions on their site


Answers.com is a popular site where people can ask simplest of questions and get answers from other users of the site. The site has been so far successful in providing useful answers as well as to maintain quality. And now it offers generous scholarships to the undergraduate students applying in seven different countries.

The scholarship funds amount to 20,000 US dollars while these funds have been divided as follows: one $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.

The students who are applying in the universities of the following countries are considered eligible for the scholarship grants:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or India.

However, there are few conditions which a student should fulfill before trying to win the available scholarships.

The students would have to register on the answers.com site and answer 50 questions of their choice. It shall be kept in mind that there are hundreds of categories and subcategories and a student can easily pick one or more of his choice and provide the most smart answers. These answers will be reviewed by the qualified panel of judges.

The deadline to apply in this program is March 31, 2010.

While the site has been called as a global site there are many other developing countries which have not been included in the list.

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