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Open University

noun, Trademark.
1.
a largely self-instructional university, founded in England in 1969, offering independent education through such means as television, computers, and mailed course materials.
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British Dictionary definitions for Open University

Open University

noun
1.
the Open University, (in Britain) a university founded in 1969 for mature students studying by television and radio lectures, correspondence courses, local counselling, and summer schools
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Open University in Technology
education, body
(OU) The UK distance-learning organisation, established in 1969. It teaches degree-level courses in many subjects via BBC radio and television broadcasts and summer schools.
(http://hcrl.open.ac.uk/ou/ouhome.html).
(1999-07-13)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Encyclopedia Article for Open University

British experiment in higher education for adults. It opened in January 1971 with headquarters at the new town of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. There are no academic prerequisites for enrollment in Open University, the aim of which is to extend educational opportunities to all. Courses, centrally organized by a distinguished faculty, are conducted by various means, including television, correspondence, study groups, and residential courses or seminars held at centres scattered throughout Great Britain. The correspondence course, however, is the principal educational technique. Televised lectures and seminars merely supplement it.

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