AIOU launches LMS to facilitate students

Our Correspondent

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched Learning Management System (LMS) to facilitate its students at maximum extent. This was stated by Vice Chancellor AIOU Dr Ziaul Qayyum while addressing a meeting at AIOU Regional Campus Faisalabad on Thursday. He said that information technology has brought revolution in the world. Therefore, we should also transform our education system by adopting information technology so that we could compete with rest of the world. For this purpose, the AIOU has initiated LMS and this project will be completed by June with an estimated cost of Rs 600 million. This project will also bring innovative revolution in education system of Open University, he added.

He said that coronavirus pandemic caused delay in the AIOU project. However, after completion of this project, the entire AIOU education system will be run through LMS. “I am responsible for solving problems of my organisation and for this purpose we have formulated a digital transmission policy,” he said, adding that the administration had about 2.5 million computers which would be used in database. In future, paper marking and all other matters would be done through computer system. The university will also conduct workshops online. However, at the same time, the workshop facility was also available on campus. Student attendance at workshop will also depend on the learning management system instead of manual attendance system.

He said that all registered teachers of the university will update their profiles in April after which their entire matters including collection of assignments, their checking, tutorial and bill payment will be done through online system and only hardworking tutors will be encouraged. He said that we should adopt a new working style. We should work with the new system instead of putting obstacles in it and finding flaws in it. The university is solving all problems gradually and it will provide more educational facilities, he added.

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