ERIC Number: ED183035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan. A Case Study in Distance Learning Systems.
Kaye, A. R.
A brief description of Pakistan (physical setting, population, economy, government, communications, and rural development program) and its educational system introduce a description of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in Islamabad. AIOU was established by the Pakistani government primarily to provide adult and continuing education through mass media. Brief descriptions are given of these elements of the institution's history and operation: policy and legal origins; intended clientele; curriculum offerings and organization; media and methods of instruction; course creation, production, and distribution; student admission, registration, and records; regional offices, support services, and student financial aid; student evaluation; organization and administration; governance; financial control; institutional research; and staff and physical facilities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Ancillary Services, College Administration, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Facilities, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Mass Media, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Student Evaluation, Student Financial Aid, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).