United States Open University
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The United States Open University (US Open University, USOU) supported distance and online education degrees. It was closed in 2002.
- Difficulty adapting UK courses for the US market
- Challenges unique to the US marketplace
- Flaws in the business plan
- Lack of US accreditation upon opening
See http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/TheClosingoftheUSOpenUniversit/157394 for an interesting Educause article about the closure of the USOU.