The Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)
|Founded in 1987
Address : AAOU Secretariat, Wawasan Open University, 54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang, Malaysia
AAOU (AAOU: Asian Association of Open Universities) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with education at a distance, namely, education in which the systematic teaching and the communication between student and teacher or institution take place mainly by a variety of media. AAOU was founded in 1987 by a number of open universities in the Asian region who realized the significant contribution of distance education in democratizing the provision of learning opportunities to mankind.
The objectives of the Association shall be:
|Online education provides numerous choices
in degree programs offered by universities or colleges overseas.
Degrees obtained online are becoming more and more acceptable in the international job market and the quality of online education continues to increase.
Online learning (E-education) is a fast growing industry that currently enrolls more than twenty percent of all higher education students in the United States alone.
Several highly commendable universities worldwide have opened their courses online, allowing international students to complete their degrees from overseas schools, through Internet technology, without needing to leave their home countries.
|As in 2013, Malaysia has :|
|Asian Association of Open
Universities (AAOU) was founded in 1987 by a number of Asian Open
Universities in distance education democratizing the provision of
learning opportunities to working adults.
Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions. An influential academic organization for distance education and open learning in Asia.
Members of the AAOU take turns in hosting the Annual Conference as a focal point for updating on issues, ideas and developments in the field of Open Distance Learning (ODL) in the Asia and Pacific region.
Open Universities in Asia
|1||Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU)||Pakistan|
|2||Al-Quds Open University, Jordan (AQOU)||Jordan|
|3||Bangladesh Open University, Dhaka (BOU)||Bangladesh|
|4||Beijing Radio & TV University (BRTVU)||China|
|5||Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU)||India|
|6||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open Univeristy (BAOU)||India|
|7||Hanoi Open University (HOU)||Vietnam|
|8||Hanyang Cyber University, Korea (HYCU)||Korea|
|9||Henan Radio & TV University (HNRTVU)||China|
|10||Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMCOU)||Vietnam|
|11||Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)||India|
|12||Inner Mongolia Radio & TV University (IMRTVU)||Mongolia|
|13||Jiangsu Radio & TV University (JSRTVU)||China|
|14||Jiangxi Radio & TV University (JRTVU)||China|
|15||Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)||India|
|16||Korea Cyber University (KCU)||Korea|
|17||Korea National Open University (KNOU)||Korea|
|18||Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU)||India|
|19||National Open Univeristy, China Taiwan (NOU)||China, Taiwan|
|20||Netaji Subhas Open University, Calcutta (NSOU)||India|
|21||Open University of China (OUC)||China|
|22||Open University Malaysia (OUM)||Malaysia|
|23||Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)||China, Hong Kong|
|24||Open University of Israel (OUI)||Israel|
|25||Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL)||Sri Lanka|
|26||Payame Noor University (PNU)||Iran|
|27||Shaanxi Radio and Television University (SXRTVU)||China|
|28||Shanghai Television University (STVU)||China|
|29||Sichuan Radio & TV University (SCRTVU)||China|
|30||Shenyang Radio & TV University (SYTVU)||China|
|31||Singapore Institute of Management, Open University Program (UniSIM)||Singapore|
|32||Sukhotai Thammathirat Open University (STOU)||Thailand|
|33||Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning (SCDL)||India|
|34||Tamilnadu Open University (TOU)||India|
|35||The Open University of Japan (OUJ)||Japan|
|36||Tianjin Radio & TV University (TJRTVU)||China|
|37||U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU)|
|38||Universitas Terbuka (UT)||Indonesia|
|39||Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)||Malaysia|
|40||University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)||Philippines|
|41||Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU)|
|42||Wawasan Open University (WOU)||Malaysia|
|43||Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU)||India|
|44||Yunnan Radio & TV University (YRTVU)||China|
|45||Zhejiang Radio & TV University (ZRTVU)||China|