Founded in 1987, the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with open and distance education. It strives to widen the educational opportunities available to all people in Asia and to improve the quality of the institutions in terms of their educational management, teaching and research. It promotes education by distance teaching systems, as well as professional and ethical standards; develops potentialities of open and distance education; cooperates with official bodies and others directly or indirectly interested in education at a distance; and facilitates cooperation with other similar regional and international bodies.
The AAOU membership consists of Full and Associate members. Our members share a common belief that the development of distance education can be obtained through friendship and close exchanges among institutions of open higher learning.
The AAOU Annual Conference, hosted in turn by member institutions, is a stimulating forum for all those associated with open and distance learning in Asia, particularly academics, administrators and students. It provides a focal point for bringing everyone up to date on the issues, ideas and developments in the field of open distance learning.
AAOU 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan
Conference theme: “Open Distance Learning: 2020 and Beyond”
- Next Generation Education Technologies and Innovations
- Ensuring and Enhancing Quality
- Lifelong Learning: Personal, Professional and Societal Development
- Staff Exchange Fellowship Programme — University of the Philippines Open University
- "Quick Korean" Now Available on AAOU Asian MOOCs
- International Conference on Education — Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
- Staff Exchange Fellowship Programme — National Open University, Taiwan
- Staff Exchange Fellowship Programme — Korea National Open University
Asian MOOCs Portal
Asian MOOCs are open online courses offered by member institutions of the
Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). The Asian MOOCs website serves as a portal
for the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focusing on open enrollment, massive
registration, learner-centered,flexible, multilingual, multimedia support, multi-platforms,
open license, and quality assurance of online courses.
About the Secretariat
The University of the Philippines – Open University (UPOU) pioneered in online teaching and learning and continues to play a leading role in the study and practice of open learning and distance education in the Philippines. UPOU is envisioned as a leader in teaching and learning in the digital age, helping to equip Filipinos with the knowledge and skills they need for life and work in the 21st century. Visit Website
AAOU Secretariat, University of the Philippines Open University
Office of the Chancellor, UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Tel: (6349) 536 6001-6006 loc 800