Worldwide University is unique.

1. Accreditable
From its commencement, WU has been able to facilitate accredited programs. However, many wholly on-line programs are not accreditable.

2. Competency-based
Few accredited programs are truly competency based. All WU units are defined in sets of objectives, which are course requirements that are expressed as something the student must be able to do.

When students have acquired unit objectives in ways other than by WU instruction, they may submit their work for assessment. WU assessment is based on the same standards and requires the same standard of performance. This is much better than offering general credit for prior experiential learning.

3. Open to the general public
Some accredited on-line institutions are not even open to all applicants. For example, one leading competency-based university does not accept students from outside the United States.

4. Asia
WU is a local Asian access point to an international education. WU deliberately offers its programs to prospective students in the Asian region, which has a significant proportion of the world's population and most of its fastest growing economies. In contrast, US universities try to attract applicants to an expensive campus experience in the US, even though it is financially out of reach of most people who would like to apply. Many other US universities only seek to attract US students.

5. Optimum automation
In the last few years, systems for giving online learning support have evolved very rapidly, dramatically reducing the costs to students. Most universities still use older kinds of technology that maintain high fees to students.

6. English
Worldwide University realizes that many prospective students across Asia need to improve their English language proficiency for admission to most US university courses. Consequently WU is working on a new approach to teaching English online.

7. Context driven
We understand that our students can come from many different places, with different cultures and even different employer organizations. As a result, Worldwide University guides you to explore your own environment and apply what you learn in your particular context. Besides being effective for you, it also enables you to understand how other students work in very different contexts.

8. Direct benefit
WU programs are designed to give direct benefit to the student and his/her current employment. In some cases, this gives employers an incentive to pay tuition costs for students.

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