Mode of education of Virtual University of Pakistan
The Virtual University uses a combination of video lectures, reading material, audio/video tutorials and on-line interaction (e-class rooms) for imparting knowledge. However, it follows a very formal assessment and evaluation system in the same fashion as used in any conventional higher education institution (HEI). More than 170 campuses of the University across Pakistan provide its students a great opportunity to participate in academic activities Although, the University observes the semester system, its students have complete flexibility to study at their own convenience, pace and place.
More than 170 campuses of the University across Pakistan provide its students a great opportunity to participate in academic activities without any extra burden on their pockets as compared with those studying at home. The wide spread of virtual campuses and complete flexibility to study at home jointly support the unique idea of “World Class Education at Your Doorstep” and in a true sense makes it unnecessary for students to relocate or travel to larger cities to obtain higher education.
The University’s video lectures are developed by highly qualified faculty members or field experts in a complete digital environment and handcrafted at its own fully equipped recording studios. These lectures are then delivered through University’s Learning Management System and its four free to air Television Channels (VTV1-4). Lectures are also made available over the Internet on YouTube, Dailymotion and the Virtual University’s Open-Courseware site (http://ocw.vu.edu.pk).
Although, the students can watch these video lectures at their own convenience, however the University suggests a “Time Plan” for guidance and better time management for studies during the semester. Students may also obtain the video lectures on DVDs from the University’s online bookshop.
Complete student-teacher interaction and support is provided through the LMS
Complete student-teacher interaction and support is provided through the VULMS while semester examinations are conducted in a formal, proctored environment at designated examination centers throughout the country.