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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 12 | Oct. 10, 2002


We stand corrected

In the interest of historical accuracy, I wanted to clarify the claim made in the Sept. 5, 2002 issue of UBC Reports in the article “UBC Launches its First On-line Master’s Degree.” UBC actually launched its first two on-line master’s degrees this fall; which was “first” is arguable.

Both are innovative and both were developed collaboratively with partner universities in other countries. While the article focused on the Masters of Educational Technology (MET) developed by UBC and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, it failed to mention the new MEd in Adult Learning and Global Change (ALGC) that received Senate approval at the same time as the MET and also enrolled its first students this fall.

The ALGC program was developed collaboratively with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Linköping University in Sweden and the University of Technology, Sydney in Australia. The cohort enrolled this fall includes 40 students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Iceland, Mauritania, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Thailand.
More information about this program can be found at www.edst.educ.ubc.ca.

Thomas J. Sork, Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Educational Studies
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall, UBC

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