About Arab Open University
The Arab Open University (AOU) is a practical turn of events and instructive non-benefit project. It was established by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul-Aziz, Chairman of the AOU Board of Trustees. In September 2000, AOU was formally announced in the gathering of Arab clergymen of advanced education where five Arab nations offered to have the base camp of AOU. Among them was Kuwait that was picked to be the central command of AOU in December 2000. Today AOU has eight branches in Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and Sudan.
Countries contend in this period of information and science to accomplish unmistakable quality and the progression of their future. We as a whole realize that achievement requires arranging and difficult work, which basically relies upon information and abilities. This is the thing that we focus on at the Arab Open University: to furnish our understudies with the vital information and aptitudes to accomplish a superior future for themselves and their nations. We vow to give every single imaginable condition and offices to permit our understudies to accomplish their objectives.
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A spearheading Arab Open University committed to building the science and information society.
Create and disperse information, and construct ability as indicated by worldwide quality guidelines without time or topographical boundaries for contributing and getting ready labor for improvement needs, and to assemble science and information society in the Arab nations.
The AOU has in excess of 28,460 understudies in eight nations and has commended graduation of in excess of 20,690 understudies, over half of which are females.
Establishing a non-benefit Open University in the Arab world was started by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz President of the Arab Gulf Development Programe (AGFUND).In 1996 HRH Prince Talal formally reported the idea of setting up the Arab Open University as a non-regular scholastic organization and as an establishment which adds to directing advancement in logical, social and social spheres.This activity created to a full swore Arab Open University in 2002 out of an essential association with the Open University in the United Kingdom.
The AOU settle is situated in the province of Kuwait
Thinking about understudies looking for information.
Network administration and social duty.
Long lasting learning.
Obligation to add up to quality guidelines.
Obligation to polished methodology.
Having a place/Affiliation.
Dealing with HR.
Value and equivalent chances.
Opportunity of exploration and thinking.
An Open System of Education
The fundamental worldview whereupon the mainstays of an open arrangement of training stand lies in its adaptability to oblige a more extensive base of Higher Education (HE) searchers, in this way offering open chances of schooling to many qualified candidates. This is ascribed to scarcity of requirements of affirmation heretofore found in customary organizations.
AOU perceives that its open learning stage is fundamentally a mixed schooling approach with quality principles as first concern. AOU open learning stage depends intensely on the mentoring cycle, subsequently advancing proactive learning. AOU’s conveyance strategy depends on customized and reformist course addresses, other than other supporting types of conveyance, for example, web – based learning, mixed with different parts that mean to offer a climate of upheld mixed learning. Library and PC based assets are likewise conveyed all through AOU’s activities. These are increased by various Learning Centers (LCs) in the entirety of our different territorial branches. This methodology is unmistakably not quite the same as the customary instruction by correspondence idea.
Affirmation rules for undergrad programs at the Arab Open University spin around understudy’s giving an authority general auxiliary school declaration. Different standards, AOU considers for confirmation Community College (CC) graduates looking to acquire extra attributes to finish the prerequisites to move on from the CC. The AOU likewise considers understudies who have effectively finished “pertinent” courses at a perceived higher learning foundation.
Media of Learning
The AOU encourages an expanded number of fitting and most recent learning media including printed material, sound and tapes, CD-ROMs, and Internet-based help. Also, further instructional help is given by the Learning Centers (LCs) through a committed coordinated satellite organization that incorporates a large group of VSATs. A combination of autonomous investigation and booked coach helped meetings is given to contain the conventional configuration of the learning stage at the AOU.
Learning Centers are sent in each partaking nation as essential segments of the University branch. These LCs will be exceptional with neighborhood organizations of PCs, media workstations, and sight and sound offices
A Tutored System of Independent Study
The way of thinking of mixed learning frameworks rotates around mentored autonomous learning. Commonly, an understudy enrolled in a course would get a bundle that contains printed material, general media helps (video tapes, sound tapes), and maybe, minimized circles (CD-ROM). The written word involves a complete substance of readings and a timetable of term tasks. Topical term projects are modified over the whole term to measure and screen the understudies’ advancement. Each course finishes in an end of the year test weighted against different components in the course. Tests are held at all University branches simultaneously, and halfway constrained by the University Head Offices in Kuwait. Tests are weighted at half of the all out evaluation for the course, with the leftover half relegated to term work including TMAs and tests.
Significant segment of self-learning at AOU rotates on instructional exercises held consistently and as indicated by pre-reported timetables. Instructional exercises target building up correspondence among understudies and instructors/guides. They give stages to trading experience on the various parts of self-learning and distance schooling, just as encouraging ties among understudies themselves.
An Integrated Platform of Learning
On a basic level, for each 20 understudies, a course-specific guide is relegated. The time timetables of the instructional exercise meetings are completely masterminded preceding the beginning of the term. While these meetings take into consideration positive connection among coaches and understudies, they additionally lure them to investigate other calculated help assets accessible at the Learning Centers.
LCs, in various AOU branches are associated by a coordinated satellite organization upheld by a large group of VSATs.
PC and mixed media research facilities are additionally expected to assume a significant job in improving the learning experience. These research centers will be sent at the LCs as indispensable parts of calculated help for the learning cycle. Plans for using different types of data innovation (IT) assets including the Internet as a mode obviously conveyance and backing, in entire or to a limited extent, structure essential parts of the AOU’s essential arranging.