Austin Peay State University

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Mac Juli, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    I have never heard of them, but apparently, they are RA and certify courses from Shaw Academy. See here:
    So, you can get a diploma that is certified by a RA university AND the at least somewhat doubtful IAO we have already mentioned several times here. Weird.

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    For some reason, I am always confused "Austin Peay State University" with "Stephen F. Austin State University"
  3. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    Arrangements like this kind of confuse me. The certificate clearly says Austin Peay State University, but I'm not sure anyone would accept "Diploma in Project Management, Austin Peay State University" for something with "Shaw Academy" plastered on the top
  4. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Same here. This is something like a yin-yang-bomb... which might not erase all life in a 5km-radius, but all credibility within the borders of the diploma!

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Same here! I really like the specialty certificates at Columbia, Harvard, Oxford, and MIT. But adding Coursera, edX, Emitirus, GetSmart makes me feel it does not have any value in it.

  6. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    OK, while I get your point, I think the thing is even worse with the Shaw Academy thingy. At least coursera, edX etc. are somewhat reputable, but I am absolutely not sure if this can be said about IAO!
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  7. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    It's even not the main Columbia, but the executive education one.
  8. mbwa shenzi

    mbwa shenzi Active Member

    No, IAO is most likely an Axact invention, and rather good at marketing their product, the unique Points Profile System. Shaw Academy is not the first legitimate school with IAO accreditation.
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  9. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Shaw Academy also has its own issues, so neither of these are a good combo.
  10. mbwa shenzi

    mbwa shenzi Active Member

    Thank you. Since I didn't actually do any research on Shaw Academy, I'll take your word for it. As for Axact, I've been following them for more than 15 years now.
  11. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Good thing. If it's not too personal - is there a special reason for it? Were you fooled by them, or are you a prosecutor or something similar?

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