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1 Open Learning is a Gateway to Future Opportunities Dr. Sara Al-Oraini

2 AOU goals AOU goals : Offering opportunities of quality higher education Offering opportunities of quality higher education to a large community of students. to a large community of students. Providing special opportunities of higher Providing special opportunities of higher education to women and those residing in remote education to women and those residing in remote areas. areas. Providing continuing education in various Providing continuing education in various disciplines of knowledge. disciplines of knowledge.

3 AOU goals AOU goals : Providing opportunities of professional training in Providing opportunities of professional training in response to market needs. response to market needs. Participating, as a contributing partner, in research Participating, as a contributing partner, in research and scholarly activities in areas of immediate and scholarly activities in areas of immediate developmental interest to Arab countries. developmental interest to Arab countries. Fostering humanistic values and ethics as integral Fostering humanistic values and ethics as integral components of its learning and education processes. components of its learning and education processes.

4 Licensing of Materials Consultancies Accreditation and program Validation Partnership with the UK Open University

5 The agreements with UKOU provide AOU with opportunities to tap into learning resources of high quality standards for certain programs of study, offered by the institution. In addition, they allow the AOU, via consultancy arrangements, to benefit from vast accumulated experience at the UKOU.

6 Academic Programs B.A inEnglish Language and Literature B.A in English Language and Literature B.A inIT and Computing B.A in IT and Computing (Information Technology & Computing (Information Technology & Computing )

7 Academic Programs B.A in Business Administration B.A in Business Administration Program: Business Administration/Systems Program: Business Administration/Systems Program: Business Administration/Economics Program: Business Administration/Economics Education Education Elementary Education (128 Cr. Hrs Elementary Education (128 Cr. Hrs ) BA Qualifying Program ( 72 Cr. Hr BA Qualifying Program ( 72 Cr. Hr ) Higher Diploma in Education Higher Diploma in Education (35 Cr. Hrs)

8 Student Learning Pack Tutorial Sessions Teleconferencing Office Hours Computer and Multimedia Laboratories AOU System of Open Learning

9 Courses Online Lectures via Satellite Links Residential Schools The Digital Library Learning Resource Halls AOU System of Open Learning

10 Educational materials online Faculty of Language Studies EL 111 online 2006/2007 Study Calendar Course Guide Support Grammar Notes Answer Key SEPSEP and Answer KeyAnswer Key Tutor Briefing Booklet Online References Faculty of Computer Studies Faculty of Business Studies Faculty of General Studies

11 1- ACES - Arab Campus E-learning System Tools of ACES fall within four broad categories : Content Tools Content Tools Communication Tools Communication Tools Evaluation Tools Evaluation Tools Management Tools Management Tools E- Learning Systems

12 2- First Class (UKOU) A powerful set of integrated applications that enables businesses and learning organizations to create collaborative online communities that create collaborative online communities that securely connect people and resources via any Internet-accessible device. Internet-accessible device. E- Learning Systems

13 1- E- Library 2- Language labs 3- Multimedia & Life long learning Plan Centre Learning Resource Centre

14 E- Library: 1- UK 1- UK Open University s online library service 2- ROUTES :Resources for Open University Teachers and Students. (http://routes.open.ac.uk/ROUTES/infosheet.html)http://routes.open.ac.uk/ROUTES/infosheet.html : Online library that provides access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. 3- Questia: Online library that provides access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.

15 Learning Resource Centre Language labs It provides the students the opportunity to listen and follow the story at the same time; this certainly develops their listening to the target language. Their understanding of native speakers gradually improves. It gives students exposure to English culture through story telling activities.

16 Multimedia & Life long learning Plan Centre It is a way to deliver the information as attractive content for better understanding.It is a way to deliver the information as attractive content for better understanding. The vision built in students, teachers, marketers andThe vision built in students, teachers, marketers and developers needs. developers needs. To establish a multimedia library that contain all useful M.M stuff (books – websites- software – applications).To establish a multimedia library that contain all useful M.M stuff (books – websites- software – applications). To be a production M.M Centre that provides all others needs in the field.To be a production M.M Centre that provides all others needs in the field. To be internal M.M training centre that improves staff's skills in using M.M applications that needed in developing their own courses.To be internal M.M training centre that improves staff's skills in using M.M applications that needed in developing their own courses. To be a media Centre that covers all events held in AOU.To be a media Centre that covers all events held in AOU.

17 Educational Materials & Educational Technology (EMET)

18 Responsibilities: 1- Direct supervision of educational materials used by the university as providing printing, shipping, storage, and the follow-up in coordination with various departments and the central pillars and all branches of the university, according to university academic plans.

19 2- The production of the Arab Open University educational materials in terms of graphic design, text layout, language editing, and oversee high quality of printing. 3- Reprints educational materials of the British Open University, which has been licensed to be used by the Arab Open University with outstanding quality, and update supporting material indexing it in the form of student studying packages.

20 4- Contracted and supervise manufacturing requirements of studying packages and tools such as different kinds of files, dividers, plastic boxes, and any other tools according to precise specifications.

21 5- Provide University branches with all courses supplementary material that been done by the program's dean in electronic format to be reproduced locally, except Kuwait branch where, the supporting material printed and packaged within the courses packages.

22 6- Contracted and supervise coping and supply of multi-media materials including video, audio, CD, DVD, and computer applications, to support self- learning taking into account the differences of individual learning style and abilities.

23 7- Produce multi-media support to the Arabic language programs (audio and visual materials) in high standards of quality control.

24 8- Completing the educational materials and (indexing) in the form of student packages, stored centralized, and then transfer the quantities required for each branch (by air, sea and land) according to the academic plan every semester.

25 9- The application of quality standards and procedures on the steps followed in the preparation, production and printing and packaging, shipping, and storing of educational materials in different kinds of patterns, each stage prior to use by students.

26 10- Supervision and follow-up on the processing of learning resource centers at the university branches in order to meet the needs of the implementation for effective application of the University's programs in the context of human and material resources available, in a way that guarantees benefit from technology in the organization of education and learning resources.

27 11- Supervision of the central system of educational materials warehouse and associated stores at university branches to ensure that materials stored in safe, organized, and documented way in order to determine the quantity of educational materials required for each branch to be reprint, import, and manufactured, in order to be distributed to students on dates and quantities required on the highest level of accuracy.

28 12- Cover all educational material and technology requirements for Kuwait branch in terms of copy and binding supplementary materials and TMAs, and support testing by coping and autocorrecting, throughout the semester.

29 Management Structure

30 1- Printed Materials Department graphic design, text layout, language graphic design, text layout, language editing, control printing standers. editing, control printing standers.

31 2- Educational Technology Department Studio for visual and audio production,Studio for visual and audio production, Multi-media and Internet material production,Multi-media and Internet material production, Technical support and engineering.Technical support and engineering.

32 3- Supporting Services Department Shipping Handling Storing: (warehouse, branches storage )

33 Follow-up with University branches Following up on the progress of work on the Educational Material Unite, ( supply of guidance, training personals, updating supplementary educational materials, ensure quality of production, and support the Educational Resource Centers.

34 Thank you Dr. Sara AL-Oraini


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