FORTY YEARS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF ISRAEL (OUI) – CONCLUSIONS ABOUT SUCCESS AND DROPOUT RATES
Published: 31 Aug 2017
Abstract: On 1976 the OUI opened its gates with five courses and 2,267 students. Today, the 47,000 students which register yearly can choose among more than 600 courses. Over 50,000 students have graduated over the years, about 45,000 with BA and 5,000 with MA. My paper will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Distance Learning method and of the OUI policy of Open Admission, which enables anyone to register with no prior education records or tests of any kind. Some conclusions about success and dropout rates at a Distant Education system with an Open Admission policy are presented and discussed.
Keywords: distance education, distance learning, open university of israel
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