BORNEO OPEN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
True Democratization of Peace Education through Global Connections
Borneo Open International University (BOIU) is an American private business institution incorporated in 2007. The university is set to go into full operation in February 2013 after a six year phase of planning and self-manageability.
This is a virtual institution of higher learning for PEACE EDUCATION that is established to offer DISTANCE LEARNING, On-LINE and RESEARCH BASED PROGRAMS. Program would be designed, developed and delivered with inspirations from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the ideals of the International Association of Educators for World Peace ( NGO and Peace Messenger of the United Nations ).
This is purely a private institutional initiative and is NOT linked to the United Nations or its affiliated agencies.
At BOIU, on-line, distance and research based PEACE EDUCATION is to integrate self paced distance learning and on-line learning with real-life situations.The modality of teaching would be "learning by doing", not just sitting in classrooms and memorising facts for examination based paper qualifications. Peace Education is made available through student managed independent learning guides, online-tutorials and self-tests to demonstrate competencies from specially designed course-work books. Each semester has proctored examinations which can be taken in New Delhi, India or at embassies in the home countries of the students.
During the pre-launch phase, throughout 2012, BOIU would make available over 20 degree programs in the areas of Peace Studies, Enviromental Protection, Counselling and Guidance, NGO Management, Peace and Global Security, Disarmament Studies, Ecoturism, Disaster Management, Sustainable Development, Green Business, Green Technology, Mental Health, Anti Terror Laws, Intelectual Property Rights, at the graduate and undergratuate level USING THE STUDY materials developed by the regionally accredited THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NAGALAND, Dimapur, Nagaland, India. THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NAGALAND is a State University estabished by the Government of Nagaland; it is recognised by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY NAGALAND was established by the Government of Nagaland under the State Legislature ( Act 3 of 2006 ) and is an ISO 9001-2000 certified. Borneo Open International University is NOT affiliated to in anyway with The Global Open University Nagaland.
The Information and Communications Centre for Asia Pacific countries is set to be located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while the Curriculum and Intellectural Property of the University is being conceived in association with the Indian Institute of Contemporary Studies, New Delhi, India. IICS is also the Curriculum Research and Development Center of the University and is headed by the Honorary President of the University.
Borneo Open International University students also have the opportunity to access MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) to enhance their learning experience: http://ocw.mit.edu/help/get-started-with-ocw/
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