Imagine being able to study at The UWI from anywhere in the world, without leaving your hometown. The future is here, with the Single Virtual University Space (SVUS) - https://www.uwi.edu/svus/: A technology- enabled environment that allows students to access the University’s best teaching and learning resources, without having to leave their home countries. This development not only lowers costs to both students and the University, but it also aims to make The UWI’s world-class programmes available to students from diverse backgrounds, enabling them to apply new knowledge and expertise to their respective communities.
So far, three SVUS pilots offered students remote access to courses in Telemedicine, Development Studies, and Teaching. Through the Telemedicine project at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit at The UWI Mona Campus, medical students on other campuses were able to attend lectures on Sexual and Reproductive Health, view live operations, and interact with surgeons, using state-of-the-art videoconferencing facilities.
The UWI has received funds from the Caribbean Development Bank to do a cost-benefit analysis and business plan for the SVUS, toward expanding its range of offerings. Soon English as a Second Language (ESL), Business, Tourism and Nursing courses will be available via SVUS - taking UWI programmes to a growing network of students in Guyana, Haiti, Latin America, and Ghana.