Arab Open University General Info. Established 2002 Location Kuwait City, Kuwait Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Ahsa, Hail, Medina) Bahrain Amman, Jordan Cairo, Egypt Beirut, Lebanon Oman Founder HRH Prince Talal ibn Abdulaziz Phone Bahrain: +97-340-7077. Egypt: +20-2-2671-1862. Jordan: +962-6-551-4851. Kuwait: +965-2471-0279. Lebanon: +961-1-392-139. Saudi Arabia: +966-1-274-2277. Oman: +968-246-99-444. AOU Forum AOU students Forums Website Bahrain Egypt Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Saudi Arabia Oman Global Membership None. Arab Open University (AOU, in Arabic الجامعة العربية المفتوحة) is a non-profit private university founded in 2002 in Kuwait, Jordan, and Lebanon. One year later it opened in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Oman. The AOU is affiliated with the UK Open University (UKOU). Agreements with the UKOU cover three major areas: licensing of materials, consultancies, accreditation, and validation. It was established as a private university for Arabic speaking citizens in these countries. It has the following faculties: Faculty of Information Technology & Computing Faculty of Language Studies (English language) Faculty of Business Studies Faculty of Educational Studies Contents 1 Saudi Arabia Branches (SAB) 2 Undergraduate programs 2010 2.1 IT department 2.2 Business department 2.3 English department 2.4 Education department 3 Academic calendar 4 References 5 See also Saudi Arabia Branches (SAB) In 2003 a year after establishing the AOU, the first branch in Saudi Arabia was opened in Riyadh. it had around a 1500 student1, the main reason for it getting all of that success is because; Saudi Arabia's universities mainly excepted national students, the other student usually get sent to another country to continue there education there. The AOU was a new useful idea, that covered the essential needs for more universities to cover the huge number of student the university went a long way since then. In 2008 the SAB gone even bigger and opened more types of certifications, instead of having only one option in each Department; the university started to offer three more programs, which attracted even more student to study in the university. The AOU teaching methods are mixture between a distant learning system, and a normal university system. Students go to the branch very frequently; especially full time students might need to visit the branch 3 times a week, %25 of the number of hours are takeing in the branch. The university also offer each student the online Learning management System (LMS).where students can access assessment components, participants, and tutors online. Undergraduate programs 2010 The AOU offers three programs co-awarded in collaboration with the United Kingdom Open University (UKOU). The AOU offering the following certifications: IT department BSc Computing BSc Computing with Business BSc Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technologies BSc Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Computing Business department Ba Business Studies - Systems Track Ba Business Studies - Economics Track Ba Business Studies - Accounting Track Ba Business Studies - Marketing Track Ba Business Studies English department Ba English Language and Literature Ba English Language with Business Education department Ba Elementary Education Ba Special Education - Mental Retardation2 Academic calendar The AOU has three semesters: First, Second, and Summer.3 References ^ AOU, History. . Available from:'http://www.arabou.org.sa/en/history.php '(Accessed 15 Aug 2010) ^ AOU, undergraduate programs. , Available from:' http://www.arabou.org.sa/en/undergraduateprg.php# ' (Accessed 15 Aug 2010). ^ AOU, KSA. Academic Calendar. . Available from http://www.arabou.org.sa/en/calendar.php (accessed 15 Aug 2010). See also الجامعة العربية المفتوحة This Middle Eastern university, college or other education institution article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e
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