ERIC Number: ED351998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Distance as a Factor in Face-to-Face Communication: A Case of Andhra Pradesh Open University.
Mouli, C. R.
Andhra Pradesh Open University (APOU), the first university in India modeled on the British Open University, provides opportunities for higher education through the use of multimedia systems to supplement correspondence education; offers equality of educational opportunities; allows flexibility with regard to eligibility for enrollment; complements the programs of existing universities; promotes integration within the state; offers degree courses and non-degree certificates; and offers opportunities for research and the dissemination of knowledge. This description of APOU provides information on: (1) academic programs, which include undergraduate programs in Arts/Commerce/Science, postgraduate diplomas in Public Accounting, Public Relations, Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences, Certificate Programme in Food and Nutrition, and research programs leading to doctoral degrees in Development Studies; (2) organizational structure, i.e., it is centered in the state capital with a network of 60 study centers throughout the state; (3) student support services, i.e., support for lessons, which are in a self-instructional format, are provided by library, audiovisual, and laboratory services at the study centers; (4) face-to-face components, i.e., the contact-cum-counselling classes for students; and (5) the distance factor in face-to-face communication, which is accommodated by use of the study centers as a base where students, tutors, and counselors can come together. (Contains 8 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Andhra Pradesh Open University (India); Open University (Great Britain)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (4th, Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 17-18, 1991).