Overview
 

Open Learning Center (OLC) was founded in 2008, as an educational and technological center for developing and enhancing digital learning environment at Al-Quds Open University. OLC is seeking to improve technology enhanced learning, pedagogy, self-learning skills, cooperation and innovation within a framework of autonomy and accountability. Furthermore, OLC is aiming at providing innovative and engaging technology-enhanced learning environments to learners, according to the latest teaching methodologies and the new trends in technology.

Vision:
To create an open digital environment for teaching and lifelong learning.

Mission:
To provide digital learning content to learners in accordance with the best practices that are followed in instructional design and the new trends in technology.

Values:
Openness, Integrity, Teamwork, Modernity and Equality.

Aims:

  • Provide a flexible and innovative digital learning environment.
  • Develop interoperable digital learning content using the best learning strategies and the latest trends in technology.
  • Fulfill the requirements of education, the different learning styles and the digital natives.
  • Enhance methodologies of online learning and training in accordance with high quality standards.
  • Motivate students to learn and direct them towards creativity, reflection and research.
  • Develop the competencies and skills of faculty staff and students in e-Learning.
  • Provide Open Educational Resources (OERs) to promote lifelong learning opportunities for community development.
  • Improve access to education by reducing its costs.