WELCOME TO THE FUTURE!
Online and distance learning is the future of education. Even though we live in a global village the concept of a global university – not rooted in a particular country – such as AUOL – is occasionally misunderstood by the dinosaurs of brick and mortar education especially in countries where online education is still a novelty.
AUOL’s formula has proven a great success over the years. It is efficient, student-oriented, and can be transmitted from any computer terminal anywhere in the world. That is why this formula is now being championed by numerous online educational institutions around the world.
WHY DISTANCE LEARNING?
Very few people can afford to give up work to start studying, and with university fees at an all-time high, learning via traditional methods is beyond reach for many.
This exciting alternative in higher education holds for you the promise of professional and personal growth without any limits or boundaries.
AUOL was originally founded in 1984 as the American College of Science & Technology. AUOL, the international distance learning center, which was subsequently incorporated as an independent Online and Distance Learning University in 1999 has six Schools: Business, IT, Law, Education & Liberal Arts, Humanities, and English.
AUOL is a private international institution; we are not a British University (nor are we in any way associated with the University of London) and we do not award British qualifications. AUOL Online is specialized in Distance Learning education (in other words an “open” university).
Distance learning is rapidly becoming the preferred alternative, and AUOL has quickly become established as one of the pioneers in the field.
The University‘s academic staff are highly qualified and experienced. They are accustomed to working with executives, managers and consultants employed in both the private and public sectors.
Affiliates are at the centre of our educational formula. Most of the degree programs offered are taught by our affiliates. To give but one example, as soon as an enquiry is received at the university it is passed on to the relevant affiliate in the applicant’s country. Affiliates’ study programs are based on the university’s recommended curricula. Affiliates operate under the auspices of their region’s head office.
All of our distance learning courses have been designed to the most exacting standards, in accordance with the most stringent criteria, in order to provide outstanding education at an affordable price while ensuring that individual needs are met and that your distance learning experience is both enjoyable and beneficial. Our modules are your own personal tutor at home .
AUOL’s unique, style of distance learning is called directed coursework study . This means that you study on your own, either at home or wherever suits you with regular ongoing support from your designated supervisor.
You will be taught through printed modules – study materials, specially written textbooks or workbooks, audio CDs and video DVDs.
When your program starts, you’ll receive your modules by post. /courier .Effective 1st of January 2010, all AUOL modules have been available to students in e-format and may be sent to you as PDF attachments to your emails.
You will purchase the modules at £50.00 per module and they are yours to keep and to refer to whenever you wish.
All modules will direct you to the relevant websites where additional resources will be available. Sometime there will be books you have to buy yourself or borrow from a local library. If required we are happy to do this on your behalf. You’ll get a study timetable that will help you plan your reading, and assignments due dates.
With our unique, world-leading style of distance learning, AUOL enables you to study from home, work or even on the move, at a time that suits you. With a wide choice of qualifications, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, AUOL offers the choice and flexibility you need.
“The level of support is fantastic and the modules are brilliant. It’s such a wonderful learning experience”
WILL YOU NEED A COMPUTER?
You’ll need a computer for regular and reliable access to the internet so that you can have easy communication with your personal supervisor. Having an email is essential as it is your means of communicating with your supervisor and so that we can send you important information relevant to your studies.
ASSIGNMENTS & EXAMINATIONS
An assignment is a piece of written work or answers to a set of questions, covering material from your module. Completing assignments helps you to consolidate and use what you have learned. All assignments are sent directly to your tutor for appraisal and grading.
Some modules include other types of written assignments, such as project work or dissertations.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
“If you have money worries or work commitments, studying remotely can help you stay in education,”
Surveys over the years have shown that a degree earned through a non-campus University with a strong reputation such as AUOL, can be just as useful as one from a traditional school. A recent report by the UK Institute for Fiscal Studies found that, on average, men with first degrees earned around 15% more than male non-graduates with similar backgrounds and levels of ability.
Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffeer in a recent article on traditional business schools in the Academy of Management Learning & Education writes, “Little of what is taught to students in “traditional” business schools prepare them for the corporate workplace. You have to question what goes on in the years it takes to get an MBA”. Even if a degree has no connection whatsoever with a job that has been applied for, having the credentials that make you a Bachelor, Master or Doctor are what you really need to get that better position and higher salary.
In the age of digitised information, and in the global village we live in, AUOL is a pioneer. Our concept is simple, efficient, and student-oriented, and can be transmitted from any computer terminal anywhere in the world.
Our prospectus states that our mission is “to bring closer to every student everywhere in the world the exciting prospect of higher education through distance learning at affordable prices” Here is your opportunity to improve your status and your employment prospects. We live in a competitive world. The following pages provide an introduction to AUOL .programs. I hope that you will join us soon.
AUOL is in the vanguard of this new revoulution in education!! Welcome to the future!