Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Michael Burgos, Jul 16, 2023.

  1. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    Thoughts on this institution and its construal?

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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I've never heard of it and know nothing about it, but this is what you're first greeted with:




    Which isn't a good start. But then, seriously, what does this page even mean???

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    Without these thermals, I'm not competent for the evaluation of the equivalence of this school belonging to the European area.
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  3. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    It looks like Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon has some competitors.
  4. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out what language(s) that was auto-translated from. There are usually some tells that give some indication. I don't think Swiss German is THAT different from Germany-German that the auto translate would choke...

    Maybe it's gone around a few times and we're seeing the result of multiple levels of auto-translation? German->French->English, perhaps?
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  5. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    Their email and postal address both appear Swiss, but then their opening times mention Lun-Sab, which could be the Spanish Lunes and Sábado or the Italian Lunedì and Sabato.

    What a strange site!

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  6. tadj

    tadj Active Member

  7. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    Great detective work, @tadj.

    I had to use GoogleTranslate as my Italian is rather poor, but it appears that they're simply selling degrees. You send in your CV, pay the fee, and then receive your qualification in 10-20 days.

    If that's not a mill, I don't know what is.
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  8. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Note: I've removed links to their website in this thread, including from my own post. You can still find the site easily by Google search if you would like to see for yourself.
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    They've obviously had a skirmish or two with the um... other "VAE providers." Google translation of Italian on their FB page:

    "Further proof of our existence, above all the first victories arrive! yes because finally those responsible begin to close pages created by ignorant people (often owners of other VAE institutes) contradictory pages, made by obviously false profiles, which only serve to defame and discredit with words of hatred, which find no logic.
    Fake Unisu-Campus reviews..."
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    If I wanted a "Bachelor of Bafflegab" or "Doctor of Double-Talk," I'd seriously consider this school. Otherwise... No grazie, Non, merci, Nein danke, No, thanks -- whatever it takes.
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    ECI Education site shows their membership certificate in AAHE (American Association for Higher Education.) This appears to be part of AAHEA, which is a purveyor of non-CHEA and non-USDE recognized accreditation. Lots on AAHEA here at DI. ECI Education's cert is membership in AAHE - not accreditation by AAHEA.

    Whole thing - no surprise. Same pond. The fish all know each other.
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  12. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Official languages in Switzerland are German, Italian, Romansh, and French.

    This is not Romansh. The days of the week do not match.
    French is close, but no.
    It does match Italian, as you've pointed out.
    But not German.

    The email address is Italian.

    Site language options are: Italian, French, Spanish, and English. No German.

    Looking at the Italian version, I believe that is the original language. They're just using straight up Google Translate. It makes a lot more sense if you Italian to English via DeepL.
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Grazie. Lo ricorderò. :)

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