About

director-jor2It is with a great sense of satisfaction that I speak to you in my capacity as the second Jordan Branch Director of the Arab Open University.

Since its founding in 2002, the Arab Open University has been striving to set standards for open and blended learning in Jordan. Open learning is a concept that was by no means existent or has been confused with other concepts such as ‘study by correspondence’ or ‘distance education.’ The University adopts the concept of blended learning whereby the traditional classroom face-to-face lecturing is blended with  modern techniques of e-learning that maintain direct and constant contacts with students via LMS, SIS, videoconferencing, multimedia and computing laboratories.

The University is accredited locally and internationally. It provides a rigorous curriculum with programs in English Language and Literature, Business Administration, and IT and Computing licensed from the Open University – UK and taught in English. A joint degree from both Arab Open University and The Open University – UK is awarded to the student upon graduation. Another program in Education is offered in Arabic. Plans are now underway to expand vertically and horizontally; new programs at the MA level have already been introduced in literature, business studies and education.

The University seeks to reach out to its students residing in remote areas via the Learning Centers it has established in Irbid and Kerak. It shall soon be able to reach its students at home via its prospective “Video on Demand” project.  The ultimate objective is to provide educational opportunities to all sectors of society that enables everyone to actively participate in forging a new future.

Now that the University has moved to its permanent site in Tareq, it has the means to offer a rich program of extracurricular activities and social services to its students.

As a matter of fact, the Arab Open University seeks to contribute effectively and efficiently to continuous and comprehensive Arab development by adopting flexible educational and learning methodologies. I hope that students already registered at the University would find their stay at the University both rewarding academically and entertaining socially. I invite fresh graduates, employed personnel and housewives to join the University with a view to sampling a new experience of education and a different methodology of instruction that is worthwhile and thoroughly enriching.

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Since its founding in 2002, Arab Open University has been striving to set standards for open and blended learning in Jordan; a concept that was by no means existent or by large confused with other concepts of ‘study by correspondence’ or ‘distance education.’ The University adopts the concept of blended learning whereby the traditional classroom face-to-face lecturing is blended with modern techniques of e-learning that maintain direct and constant contacts with students via LMS, SIS, videoconferencing, multimedia and computing laboratories.

The University is accredited locally and internationally. It provides a rigorous curriculum with programs in English Language and Literature, Business Administration, and IT and Computing licensed from the UK Open University and taught in English. A joint degree from both universities is awarded to the student upon graduation. Another program in Education is offered in Arabic. Plans are now underway to expand vertically and horizontally, with new programs at the Master’s level are to see the light soon.

The University is seeking to reach its students residing in remote areas via the Learning Centres it has established in Irbid and Kerak. It shall soon be able to reach its students at home via its prospective “Video on Demand” project. The ultimate objective is to provide educational opportunities to all sectors of society that enables everyone to actively participate in forging a new future.
As a matter of fact, Arab Open University seeks to contribute effectively and efficiently to a continuous and comprehensive Arab development by adopting flexible educational and learning methodologies.

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