Purdue forms global online education initiative

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Purdue University has an ambitious plan to extend the power of I-Light. One of the original partners of I-Light, Purdue is forming PurdueHUB-U, an online education initiative expected to extend from Purdue classrooms to around the planet.

Based on HUBzero, PurdueHUB-U will augment Purdue Extended Campus, the university's central resource for distance education activities for credit and continuing education. HUBzero is a web-based platform that allows scientists to share research modeling tools, presentations and experimental findings.

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The new effort, called PurdueHUB-U, will serve up modular online courses with video lectures, interactive visualizations, and tools for students to interact with their peers and the professor. The project’s leaders hope it will improve face-to-face classes and bring in revenue by attracting students around the world.” (See: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/purdue-kicks-off-global-online-ed...)

For more on this story, see the Purdue news release at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2012/120511CordovaHubU.html.