ERIC Number: ED183034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Universidad Nacional Abierta of Venezuela. A Case Study in Distance Learning Systems.
Friedman, H. Z.
A brief description of the country of Venezuela (geography, population, economy, internal communications, and politics) and its educational system introduce a description of the Universidad Nacional Abierta (UNA). The UNA was opened in July 1978 to expand the national system of higher education by the use of distance learning techniques. These elements of the institution's history and operations are outlined and briefly described: origins in history and legislation; intended clientele; curriculum plan; course distribution; student admission, registration, and records; regional resource centers and facilities; student examinations; administration and organization (including governance, policy formation, academic units, financial control, and educational research); staff; and budget. Appended are maps of population distribution in the country and the proposed regional network of the university, and charts illustrating the course and credit structure and the management structure. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission (School), Budgets, Case Studies, College Administration, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Educational History, Educational Research, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Governance, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, State Universities, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers: Open University (Great Britain); Universidad Nacional Abierto of Venezuela; Venezuela
Note: For related documents see HE 011 968, HE 012 015 ; Prepared at the Centre for International Cooperation and Services.