Virtual University Wins International Award by OpenCourseWare Consortium

Islamabad: The Awards Committee of the OpenCourseWare Consortium has selected the Virtual University of Pakistan’s OpenCourseWare site as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding New Site Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence.

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a US-based collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations 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 recognizes an outstanding institutional or affiliate sites launched during the previous calendar year. The award was previously given to the University of Sumatera Utara OpenCourseWare.

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. Further detail may be obtained from

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412

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