From press release on eCampus News website
"World Education University (WEU), the world’s first tuition-free, online, higher education institution, is excited to debut this year as the first MOOC 2.0; offering free, for-credit, on-demand education to learners worldwide. Want to start – or finish – a degree or certificate program or simply take one or more classes? WEU’s competency-based, higher education courses allow online learners to ring in new learning opportunities from anywhere in the world.
"WEU is proud to launch as a “MOOC 2.0” offering Free Education On-Demand. Unlike other Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), WEU is not a surrogate hosting service with a la carte coursework from other schools without credit. WEU offers a diverse, in-house PhD faculty, boasts multiple departments and, most importantly, has the power to grant higher education degrees. Rather than traditional MOOCs that simultaneously deliver study materials to a massive student audience, WEU offers courses that will be delivered in an open enrollment format through supported, independent study with ongoing guidance from professors"
Via Jim Lerman