Open University is the country's universities are implementing distance learning systems and provide the opportunity of width-to obtain higher education to those things because it can not follow higher education in the face (conventional). Open University, or abbreviated as the usual UT is expected to reach all corners of the country, without restrictions of age, socio-economic conditions, and time. Important issues that must be owned by UT students is independence and motivation to progress and develop.
UT inaugurated on 4 September 1984, based on Presidential Decree No RI. 41 Year 1984.UT have obtained the Quality Certificate from the International Accreditation and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Standard Agency (ISA) on 12 August 2005.
On 14 March 2006, the UT also obtain ISO 9001:2000 Certificate for field service Ajar Material from the SAI Global Certification.
* The Open University Goals
1. Provide the opportunity for a wide range of Indonesian citizens and foreign citizens, in any place of residence to obtain higher education.
2. Develop educational services for them, because of work or because of other reasons, can not continue their study at universities in the face.
3. Develop education programs and academic professionals that are tailored to the needs of real development, which has not been developed by many other universities
* Teaching Learning System
UT implement a distance learning system and open. The term distance learning does not mean done in the face, but using the media, both print media (modules) and non-print (audio / video, computer / internet, broadcast radio and television). The meaning of open is no age restriction, year diploma, the study, the time of registration, the frequency of the test, and so forth. The only restriction is that, every UT student must have completed secondary education up (high school or the equivalent).
UT students are expected to learn independently. Learn how to self-willed students to learn on their own initiative or initiatives. Independent study can be done alone or in groups, in both study groups or in tutorial groups. UT provides teaching materials that can be tailored to learn independently. In addition to using teaching materials provided by UT, students can also take the initiative to take advantage of the library, following the broadcast, follow the tutorial, and using other sources of learning such as learning materials berbantuan computer programs and audio / video. When experiencing difficulty learning, students can request information or assistance to the Head of the Department of tutorials each.
Independent study in many cases determined by the ability to learn efficiently. Ability to learn depends on the speed of reading and reading ability to understand the contents. To be able to learn independently in an efficient, UT students have demanded self-discipline, initiative, and a strong motivation to learn. Students also are required to be able to manage time efficiently, so that learning can be based on a regularly scheduled study that determined its own. Therefore, in order to succeed in the UT study, prospective students must be prepared to learn independently.
*Semester Credit System
Like other higher education, also implement the UT System Credit Semester (SKS) to define the burden of study students each semester. One semester is a time of learning activities for about 16 sunday.
To achieve an SKS, students are expected to learn the material during three-hour lesson per week. Special to UT, one SKS disetarakan with three modules of teaching materials, and to learn a control module with a 80% take approximately 15 hours / semester. When students take subjects that weight three SKS, the time needed to learn is:
3 (SKS) x 3 (module) x 15 hours = 135 hours / semester or 9 hours / week or 1.5 hours / day
So if you meregistrasikan 1 subjects with 3 SKS weight, then the student must provide at least 1.5 hours / day to learn of teaching materials in order to obtain the optimal learning results.
*The Open University Education in
In education, in cooperation with the UT all university land / private sector and relevant institutions in Indonesia. In each province or city that there are universities of the country, units of available service called UT Unit Remote Learning Program - Open University (UPBJJ-UT). Local universities land a role as a UT-UPBJJ and help in the writing of teaching materials, tutorials, praktikum, and test.
To provide optimal service to the education of students spread across the country and abroad, UT work with other institutions such as PT Pos Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), Television of the Republic of Indonesia (TVRI ), Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Local Government Radio Broadcast, Radio Broadcast Private Commerce, Provincial Government and Regency / City, Atase Education KBRI, RI and the National Library and Regional Library.
is also working with institutions that want to improve the quality of the resources of their employees, whether government agencies, state-owned and private. They can follow the program in the UT or order a new program of study in accordance with the needs instansinya. UT has to get over this trust of the government to improve the quality of elementary school teachers through a program known as Teacher Elementary Education program (PGSD). In addition, UT has also got the trust to improve the quality of human resources from the military, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), PT Bank BNI (Bank Negara Indonesia), PT Garuda Indonesia, PT Merpati Nusantara, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Secretariat of Vice President, Pondok Pesantren Ma'had Al-Zaytun, and several other institutions.