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Michigan State University

MSU is engaged in many projects to enhance connectivity, facilitate networking, and share information through the WWW. For example, MSU has helped to develop and provide caching servers to school districts throughout Michigan in order to compensate for low-level connectivity. One of 34 founding members of Internet2, MSU designs, develops, and delivers a wide range of Virtual University programs and courses, websites, CD-ROMs, and public television programs. MSU's Virtual University (VU) had more than 3100 enrollments in 113 credit- and non-credit courses (2000-01). MSU's VU offers 14 degree and certificate programs, and develops custom e-learning solutions. MSU has recently redoubled its commitment to the use of Internet technology for international development. The College of Education (COE) will offer a three-course program in educational technology in Chinese to 25-30 senior educational executives in China in collaboration with Beijing Normal University, and for the past five years, the African Studies Center and MATRIX: The Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences have spearheaded the African Internet Connectivity Project with activities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Ongoing projects include initiatives in Senegal, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia.