metaCAMPUS 2020 – A Vision of the Future, Global Campus

Bellevue, WA – 5/16/2014

We will be making a white paper of our disruptive vision available to those of you on our mailing list. Please use the form below to contact us or if you would like to receive a copy!

metaCAMPUS MOOA White Paper – Available in April, 2014.

Bellevue, WA – 3/26/2014

On the heels of its recent success with submitting its first Small Business Innovation Research grant, provided through the US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, metaCAMPUS hopes to accelerate its progress toward developing the first globally marketable MOOA solution by designing and delivering its new corporate landing page, international affiliate pages, and the founding of its non-profit arm, the metaCAMPUS Policy Institute for competency based learning advocacy.

We will also be providing a public white paper for those people who might be interested in doing some light reading. The white paper will be a revised version of the metaCAMPUS SBIR grant submission, and will discuss the unique market opportunity to develop the metaCAMPUS MOOA network.

If you or someone you know has an interest in our grant submission, please fill out the form below or contact us by emailing

metaCAMPUS & SEA Usability Partnership

Bellevue, WA 3/12/2014 –  metaCAMPUS is pleased to announce that as part of its application process for SBIR Grant funding, that it intends to create a usability research study that will focus on mature, low-income and independent young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in partnership with Seattle Education Access,  a Seattle based non-profit group that is focused on assuring the attainment of higher education for under privileged urban youth.

If funded, metaCAMPUS & SEA will partner to design, develop and deliver usability and market research studies focused on the needs of this underprivileged demographic. The plan includes an incentive driven, monthly usability case study program focused on particular areas of need, as well as student interaction with the web. The study will be delivered via the web through simple survey tools and user interaction with the metaCAMPUS suite of applications.

A large sample of the market demographic will include single income, single mothers with GED and some college educational background as well as migrant youth between the ages of 18 and 25. By completing the study we hope to expose the daily struggles of these demographics by gathering data, and then developing and delivering solutions that meet the demographic’s immediate needs.

More information on the metaCAMPUS SBIR Grant project and its partnership with SEA  can be found by contacting metaCAMPUS through the form below or at 210.816.1601.

Media Contact: Marissa Wilson | Grant Coordinator, metaCAMPUS LLP –

metaCAMPUS to compete for 2014 SBIR funding

Bellevue, WA  – 2/5/2014

metaCAMPUS is pleased to announce its intent to participate in the 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition put on through the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

metaCAMPUS will be submitting a Phase I application for the purposes of developing a suite of prototype applications to its unique workflow solution. Phase I funding of $150,000 is awarded over a six month period with the the intent to complete prototype development, as well as usability & feasibility studies.

More information on the SBIR competition and past winners of IES awards can be found at:

Please use the form below to contact metaCAMPUS LLP for more information regarding its SBIR RFP submission.

metaCAMPUS, Experience API & Assessment Based Learning via Standards of Competency

Bellevue, WA  – 2/3/2014

To all you football fans, Go Hawks! Now on to things that are more important…

When we came into 2014, online education seemed to be on a precipice. MOOCs seemed to have some momentum.

Coursera had just announced a global expansion of its curriculum providers. Some basic business models  evolved. Coursera began to make revenue from its “verified certificates” and grew to over $1 million in annual sales. The future seemed bright when the accrediting bodies seemed at a phase where they were coming to understand competency based education, assessment and continuous improvement (which are much needed core competency knowledge bases to be learned from the private and “for-profit” sector). What happened to all that noise? Are we further along, falling behind? The truth is, no one really knows how to measure education except by budgets or by profits. And so it goes…

The tightening noose of venture capital began to have its sway on young MOOC companies in the transition to 2014. Other than “sequenced certificates” the year stayed mostly quiet for MITx, which followed after Coursera once it had showed verified certificates to be a viable business model; but probably the greatest shocker was: Sebastian Thrun announcing  the departure of Udacity from higher education.

The “god father of online education” could it be that you are frustrated with the system?  Is corporate training and professional development truly the path to follow? Would you follow the way of your local community college CE & Extended Studies department? The battle there is even more difficult – you compete with budget from the academics… who eat up fat contracts from legacy ERP’s that aren’t compatible with the web, with no basis in embracing the web, being open and available for web services etc. So what of corporate and customized training departments? How are they supposed to compete, or are they a dying breed?

The truth is, online education is still missing one big piece. How to differentiate itself when it comes to quality against the brick-and-mortar institution. How does a public online education business create a culture of continuous improvement for itself and in the broader context of the  higher education academy? Does that mean you accept standards? IACEE Standardized Score Cards? Is an international body part of the solution?

One thing seems clear. If we were to implement a common model and framework across all institutions to be able to accept and share tokens of branded worth that could cross reference the student learning outcomes to the curriculum of other such sources we would be closer to solving for the complicated technological challenges of articulation and transfer of students across State  and intra-State lines, as well as streamline a variety of other data driven, value adding capabilities like accreditation review, program review & assessment, etc.

In order to accomplish this, you would need to:

1. Define standards for competency in a mix of programs,

2. Define specific student learning outcomes you might be able to tie an assessment to,

3. Index the student learning outcomes against the courses and programs within an institution,

4. Index this against all institutions within a State,

5. Index multiple States.

6. Tie Student Learning Outcomes to tokens that can be synced with a unique Student ID

7. Allow the Student to be able accept those tokens into their own Store or Backpack

8. Students can Share Outcomes from their Store or Backpack to other sources.

Please use the contact form below for more information:

metaCAMPUS launches Admin Gateway Management Service

Bellevue, WA – January 19, 2014

metaCAMPUS launches its soon to be administrative gateway service for access to verified student competency data into development. will use Windows Azure active directory technology to create a single-sign-on interface to seamlessly connect with institutional and corporate single sign-on implementations.

metaCAMPUS LLP is excited to announce this new addition to its growing suite of nimble, web-based, service applications.

metaCAMPUS sets up Student Account & Mobile App Services

Bellevue, WA January, 18, 2014

metaCAMPUS LLP leverages Windows Azure, Visual Studio 2013 environment to place metaCAMPUS Student Account and metaCAMPUS mobile applications into development. In the future these can be found at: