What is Second Life? Exploring and Discovery Travel with friends to thousands of beautiful and exciting places — all created by the Second Life community. Join Now Filled with Friends Millions of people have already joined Second Life. Self-Expression Dress up and design a new 3D you. Endless Fun Every day there are thousands of new experiences and events created by the Second Life community. Artistic Bliss Discover your artistic t a lents and share them instantly with friends. History of the OU | About the OU "What other nation in the world could have given us William Shakespeare, pork pies, Christopher Wren, Windsor Great Park, The Open University, Gardeners' Question Time and the chocolate digestive biscuit?" Bill Bryson, author and honorary graduate of the OU The Open University was the world's first successful distance teaching university, founded on the belief that communications technology could bring high quality degree-level learning to people who had not had the opportunity to attend traditional campus universities. The OU's mission The early years: a vision of inclusiveness In 1926, the educationalist and historian J C Stobart wrote a memo, while working for the infant BBC, advocating a 'wireless university'. In an article for Where? Harold Wilson appoints Jennie Lee "That Easter Sunday (1963) I spent in the Isles of Scilly. When Labour won the election in 1964, Harold Wilson appointed Jennie Lee as Minister for the Arts and asked her to take over the University of the Air project.
Gamestar Mechanic Formal Governance Structure | About the OU The Open University was established by charter on 23 April 1969. The OU's Charter The University is governed by three statutory bodies: the Council, the Senate and the General Assembly. Council The University's main governing body is the Council, which is supported by a number of sub-committees. The Council has the ultimate authority within the OU, but it has to respect the views of the Senate in academic matters. Council constitution and membership Senate The Senate is the academic authority of the University which, subject to the powers of the Council, is responsible for promoting the academic work of the University, both in teaching and research. Senate constitution and membership General Assembly The third statutory body, the General Assembly, consists of elected representatives of the nations/regions together with representatives appointed by the Senate. General Assembly constitution and membership
Second Life Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir SL. Second Life (SL) est un métavers (ou univers virtuel) en 3D sorti en 2003. Linden Lab édite le programme informatique open-source gérant la connexion et le rendu graphique de l'univers virtuel, et assure la maintenance du matériel requis pour l'hébergement des données. Second Life est à la fois un jeu et un réseau social. Principe[modifier | modifier le code] Second Life est une simulation de vie un peu comme les "Sims" qui lui est un jeux vidéo. Les utilisateurs peuvent modifier leur apparence autant qu'ils le désirent et créer des objets, des vêtements, des bâtiments, des sculptures, des véhicules de toutes sortes, des plantes, des animaux, des gadgets, etc. Il est possible d'importer dans le monde virtuel des images, des sons, de la modélisation Blender et des animations au format BVH, qui peuvent ensuite être partagés avec les autres utilisateurs qui pourront en faire usage.
The OU Outside the UK | About the OU The Open University offers programmes in countries around the world, both taught directly from the OU, and delivered through local partners. Studying with the OU in Europe The university operates in two ways across Europe. In many countries in Western and Central Europe students register directly with the OU for its courses and programmes. Our students in Europe include many working for government and NGOs as well as global businesses. There are currently more than 9,000 people studying OU courses in English in mainland Europe. The Open University in Europe Events in Europe The OU partners with education providers in Eastern Europe Additionally, in a number of countries in Eastern Europe the OU operates in partnership with local providers. OU partnerships in Romania, Russia and the Czech and Slovak Republics Russian partnership International Institute of Management (LINK) The OU's International Development Office Programmes include: The Arab OU Other international programmes
Facts and figures | About the OU The Open University in facts and figures Since the OU's launch in 1969 almost 1.8 million people worldwide have achieved their learning goals by studying with us. The OU is the largest academic institution in the UK, in terms of student numbers. It has: more than 240,000 students close to 7,000 tutors more than 1,100 full-time academic staff more than 3,500 support staff The UK university that is also European and worldwide Open University students are not just in the UK. In 2011/12 16,125 students studied directly with the University overseas and more than 37,000 students on validated programmes The Open University has 15 curriculum partnerships established in 23 countries The OU outside the UK Who are the OU’s students? Our students come from the widest possible range of backgrounds. The average age of new undergraduate OU students is 31 Only 9% of our new students are over 50 27% of new OU undergraduates are under 25 this year (19,982 students) Over 31,000 students are under 25
Teaching and learning at the OU | About the OU "The support I got from my tutor was fantastic, and now the degree will help me change career." Naomi Clarke celebrating her degree at the OU's Birmingham ceremony Supported Open Learning The OU has developed its own style of distance learning called 'supported open learning'.Open learning means our students work wherever they choose - in their own homes, workplace or at a library or study centre - and can plan their study around their other commitments.Supported open learning means our students have: support from a tutor or online forum to help with module material, activities and assignments student advisers and study facilities in their own region, and contact with other students at tutorials, day schools or through online conferencing,online social networks, informal study groups, and events. How we deliver supported open learning Five key elements underpin the OU's success in delivering supported open learning: Read our Learning and Teaching Strategy (pdf). National and regional centres
Nomination and Selection of Peace Prize Laureates Nominations for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received 278 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. 47 of these are organizations. 278 is the highest number of candidates ever. The previous record was 259 from 2013. 278 is the highest number of candidates ever. From the statutes of the Nobel Foundation: Proposals received for the award of a prize, and investigations and opinions concerning the award of a prize, may not be divulged. A prize-awarding body may, however, after due consideration in each individual case, permit access to material which formed the basis for the evaluation and decision concerning a prize, for purposes of research in intellectual history. Such permission may not, however, be granted until at least 50 years have elapsed after the date on which the decision in question was made. Process of Nomination and Selection The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Qualified Nominators
Nomination Database - Peace Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates The Nomination Database for the Nobel Prize in Peace, 1901-1956 Share this: Share on facebook Share on google_plusone_share Share on twitter More Sharing Services0 Share on email To cite this pageMLA style: "Nomination Database - Peace". Recommended: The Legacy of Alfred Nobel On 27 November 1895 Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris. Play the Blood Typing Game Try to save some patients and learn about human blood types! Unlocking the Secrets of Our Cells Discover the 2012 awarded research on stem cells and cell signalling. Contact E-mail us Press Sitemap A-Z Index Frequently Asked Questions Terms Follow Contact | Press | Sitemap | FAQ | Terms Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2014 Follow us: Follow us: Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Nobelprize.org Monthly Nobel Prize App
The Will On November 27, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his third and last will at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. When it was opened and read after his death, the will caused a lot of controversy both in Sweden and internationally, as Nobel had left much of his wealth for the establishment of a prize. His family opposed the establishment of the Nobel Prize, and the prize awarders he named refused to do what he had requested in his will. It was five years before the first Nobel Prize could be awarded in 1901. The Establishment of the Nobel Prize In this excerpt of the will, Alfred Nobel dictates that his entire remaining estate should be used to endow "prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind." Text version of Alfred Nobel’s Will Slide Show of Alfred Nobel's will Ragnar Sohlman – Executor of the Will To cite this pageMLA style: "The Will". Recommended: All you need to know about the Nobel Prize!
Nomination and Selection of Peace Prize Laureates Nominations for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee has received 278 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. 47 of these are organizations. 278 is the highest number of candidates ever. The previous record was 259 from 2013. 278 is the highest number of candidates ever. From the statutes of the Nobel Foundation: Proposals received for the award of a prize, and investigations and opinions concerning the award of a prize, may not be divulged. A prize-awarding body may, however, after due consideration in each individual case, permit access to material which formed the basis for the evaluation and decision concerning a prize, for purposes of research in intellectual history. Process of Nomination and Selection The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Qualified Nominators Candidacy Criteria Selection of Nobel Laureates How Are the Nobel Laureates Selected? February – Deadline for submission. Submission or post:
Open Learning Australia - Open Universities Australia Established in 1993 as Open Learning Australia, OUA has remained at the forefront of higher education throughout its history, identifying, developing and delivering new and innovative learning opportunities to students from all walks of life. Company History Open Universities Australia is no stranger to the idea of leveraging technology to deliver education and training in unusual ways. In fact, OUA was using a web-style educational model before the advent of the web. Open Universities Australia was originally established in 1993 as Open Learning Australia to provide distance education using printed courseware and non commercial television. A history of educational innovation Open Universities Australia was formed as the Open Learning Agency of Australia Pty Ltd (OLAA or OLA) in late 1993 as a private company. In 2004, OLA changed its name to Open Universities Australia (OUA) in order to keep up to speed with the changing demands and expectation of its online students.