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Blended Learning

 

Our programmes are delivered through open and flexible study pathways. The programme structure is designed to run in both full-time and part-time modes to cater for working students and high-school / secondary school graduates.
 
Flexible study modes provide an alternative to traditional face-to-face learning and teaching, and allow you to study where ever you may be. As AeU is endorsed by 33 ACD member countries, providing alternate modes of study is importantfor us to reach out to students around Asia and beyond. 
 
Depending on the selected programme, there is a range of flexible study modes to choose from to facilitate the teaching and learning process.
 
See which suits you the best.

OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING

Open and distance learning (ODL) is one of the most rapidly growing fields of education, and its potential impact on education delivery systems has been greatly accentuated through the development of Internet-based information technologies, and in particular the World Wide Web. ODL offers the flexibility to continue academic and training pursuits at your own pace and time, especially for working adults. 
 
ODL in AeU is supported by a comprehensive network of services from AeU Learning Management System, AeU Library, Student Portal as well as tutors, student services and support staff. Students are able to learn independently with the support of self-instructional materials (Internet, CDs, books, journals) and minimal supervision from lecturers as self-managed learning.
 
The terms open learning and distance education represent approaches that focus on opening access to education and training provision, freeing learners from the constraints of time and place, and offering flexible learning opportunities to individuals and groups of learners. [UNESCO, 2002]

BLENDED LEARNING

Blended learning is a combination of face to face tutorials and ODL which are applied in an interactive learning environment. Blended learning gives students and tutors an environment to learn and teach more effectively.
 
Students can select the best activities to suit their own pace, learning style and level, as well as time and place. Students can also make decisions, think creatively and critically, investigate and explore as well as solve problems they face in learning and real life. 

FACE TO FACE TUTORIALS

Each subject will have 3 tutorials (about once a month). And each tutorial takes 3 hours and 20 minutes.
 
Format of Tutorials:
Facilitator presents an overview
Students ask questions on content
Clarification about assignment

ONLINE TUTORING

Online tutoring is the use of the Internet for tutoring activities. It is the process by which a student learns via the Internet with the help of an subject matter expert or a tutor. This type of tutoring can make use of several web-based tools to achieve its goals such as email, chat room, online whiteboards, web-conferencing, blogs.

OTHER USEFUL ITEMS

Academic Facilitator

Academic appointed by the School to conduct the 10 hours of F2F tutorial to explain basic concepts & principles and encourage discussion
 
Standalone Courses / Subjects

Candidates are allowed to take selected subject or courses which may be for audit or participate the assessment prescribed and awarded a grade.
 
Subject Matter Experts

Academic appointed by the School to prepare Assignment Questions and Examination questions and to respond to questions about the subject.
 
Content Writer

Academic appointed by the School to write a self-instructional module (SIM).
 
Self-Instructional Module (SIM)

The tutorial-in-print is is meant to be like having a good coach or tutor, working with you (the student) one-to-one. As a tutor the modules asks the learner questions every few minutes to check that they have understood the ideas being discussed and can comment on them or apply them.