Asian Association of Open Universities


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News Update from the Secretariat

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, an action has been taken to meet this challenge. The Secretariat of AAOU at Universitas Terbuka is applying working from home policy to limit spread of COVID-19 until 12 July 2020. Hence, there might be some delays in responding any enquiries delivered to the Secretariat of AAOU at Universitas Terbuka. Thank you and stay safe everyone!

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is launching a new program of learning in order to encourage everyone to still be able to study, regardless of current difficult situation of COVID-19. COL is sharing its expertise and resources to enable stakeholders to keep the doors of learning open for all. Head out to their website to be able learning further about it!

Educating the World through Asia

Founded in 1987, the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education. It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching and research. It promotes education by distance teaching systems, as well as professional and ethical standards; develops potentialities of open and distance education; cooperates with official bodies and others directly or indirectly interested in education at a distance; and facilitates cooperation with other similar regional and international bodies.

The AAOU membership consists of Full and Associate members. Our members share a common belief that the development of distance education can be obtained through friendship and close exchanges among institutions of open higher learning.

The AAOU Annual Conference, hosted in turn by member institutions, is a stimulating forum for all those associated with open and distance learning in Asia, particularly academics, administrators and students. It provides a focal point for bringing everyone up to date on the issues, ideas and developments in the field of open distance learning.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ON the 34th AAOU Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The 34th AAOU Annual Conference which was initially planned to be held on 21-23 October 2020 has been rescheduled to 1-3 June 2021 in the same venue Colombo, Sri Lanka, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

AAOU Annual Conference 2021 Poster

Other relevant dates including submission dates for paper would be announced in due course of time. Keep up with them on their website!

Online Learning Videos by The Commonwealth of Learning

The Commonwealth of Learning has produced a new 12-part video series featuring insights from Dr Tony Bates, renowned leader in the field of online and distance education. This video series is a key resource for educators facing the forced transition to online teaching caused by COVID-19.

Topics covered range from the choice of teaching methods to ideas on how to implement online learning to understanding different learner needs and providing targeted supports to the use of emerging technologies, and much more.

Click here for further learning videos!

Asian MOOCs Portal

Asian MOOCs are open online courses offered by member institutions of the
Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). The Asian MOOCs website serves as a portal
for the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focusing on open enrollment, massive
registration, learner-centered,flexible, multilingual, multimedia support, multi-platforms,
open license, and quality assurance of online courses.

Visit the Asian MOOCs Portal
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About the Secretariat
Universitas Terbuka (UT) is established on 4 September 1984 as the 45th state university. UT is entirely using distance education mode of learning. Visit Website
AAOU Secretariat, Universitas Terbuka

Jalan Cabe Raya, Pondok Cabe, Pamulang, Tangerang Selatan 15437, Banten - Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 7401585