Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), while embracing new communication and information technologies for its academic operations, on Wednesday launched postgraduate course workshops on the personalized portal of the management system Aaghi learning from the university across the country.
Prof. Zia-ul Qayyum, Vice Chancellor AIOU advised all service, administrative and academic departments of the university to take all possible measures to mitigate the negative effects of restricted student mobility due to the pandemic of COVID-19 on their studies. It is to be mentioned here that these course workshops are a compulsory part of the university’s postgraduate academic programs and previously they were held in different major cities/towns, and students had to physically participate in these workshops.
It is to be specified that these workshops are organized for students enrolled in the postgraduate programs of the spring semester 2020, including BS, B.ED, PGD, MA/MSc and M.Ed. According to the Director of ICT, Ajmal Farooq, “courses for the B.Ed program are taught in the first batch.” He informed that the university has directly sent usernames and passwords via mobile SMS to all affected students.
However, if a student has not received their username and password, they are advised to contact their respective regional office to get the username and password, he added. Each regional office has appointed an LMS coordinator to help these students.
The email addresses of all regional centres/offices and their respective LMS coordinators have been posted on the university’s LMS portal “Aaghi”, the DRS office confirmed. Cases of respawning and respawning in workshops will not be considered for ongoing workshops, however, such students are advised to request in writing their respective Regional Directors to arrange special workshops for them.