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Michigan Virtual takes e-learning expertise to Nigeria

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With the support of Michigan Virtual, college students in Nigeria will be learning online this fall using a video content management solution called Mediasite.

Michigan Virtual has been using Mediasite to create online learning materials and record and stream events since 2007. Through a partnership with Venture Garden Group, Michigan Virtual is taking its e-learning expertise to Nigeria. Michigan Virtual and Venture Garden Group designed an e-learning solution based on Mediasite lecture capture for the Center for Distance Learning at Obafemi Awolowo University in southwest Nigeria.

“Aside from this project, e-learning is not happening in Nigeria. It’s starting to evolve as a discussion, and there is great demand for college-level education. E-learning is the only practical way to bring a significant new group of learners into the fold,” said Kirby Milton, Vice President of Operations at Michigan Virtual.

In just three weeks earlier this year, Nigerian lecturers recorded more than 500 hours of content — including 13 complete courses in accounting, 19 in education and four in nursing. That’s about half of the course modules they plan to convert to video this year.

Michigan Virtual became involved in the project over two years ago. You can read more about it by clicking here.

About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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