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.
Book of ODE in Asia Launch Video
The 35th AAOU Annual Conference
Staff Exchange Fellowship Programme – Open University of Sri Lanka
The Virtual University of Pakistan to Sign a Historic Memorandum of Understanding With Three Universities of South Baluchistan
Training of Journalists in Islamabad and Lahore by VUP
UPOU Professor Publishes Chapter in the Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization
UPOU Ties With International Partners for Workshop on Learner Centered Learning
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.
About the Secretariat
Universitas Terbuka (UT) is established on 4 September 1984 as the 45th state university in Indonesia. UT is entirely using distance education mode of learning.
AAOU Secretariat, Universitas Terbuka
Jalan Cabe Raya, Pondok Cabe, Pamulang,
Tangerang Selatan 15437, Banten - Indonesia
Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +62 21 7401585 | ext. 1356 or 1103