Open university


An open university in Melaka, Malaysia.

An open university is a university with an open-door academic policy, with minimal or no entry requirements.[1] Open universities may employ specific teaching methods, such as open supported learning or distance education. However, not all open universities focus on distance education, nor do distance-education universities necessarily have open admission policies.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Daniel-Gittens, Kathy-ann (20 September 2016). "Open University Model". In Steven L. Danver (ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education. SAGE Publications. pp. 883–886. ISBN 978-1-4833-1834-9.
  2. ^ Jones, Chris; Aoki, Kumiko; Rusman, Ellen; Schlusmans, Kathleen (2009). "A Comparison of Three Open Universities and Their Acceptance of Technology Enhanced Learning" (PDF). Open University of the Netherlands. Retrieved 2016-10-09.

Further reading

  • Tait, Alan (22 May 2008). "What are open universities for?". Open Learning. 23 (2): 85–93. doi:10.1080/02680510802051871. ISSN 1469-9958.
  • Garrett, Richard (2016). "The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth" (PDF). Commonwealth of Learning. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2016.