January 3 (Friday)
The University of the Air, later known as Open University (OU), was established in Britain. OU was set up by the British government as an “independent, large-scale system dedicated entirely to distance education, using the full range of technologies and having its own faculty, funds, and degree-giving authority.” (Moore, 2003, p. 10). OU has been one of the most successful examples of a university dedicated to strictly distance education. It has proven to contend with top worldwide universities.
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