Establishment : The Institute of Educational Technology was established with the foundation of the University in 1974.

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Introduction : The Institute of Educational Technology is an integral part of the Allama Iqbal Open University which came into existence with the establishment of the University formerly called as People’s Open University of Pakistan in 1974. The objective behind its establishment was to design, develop and disseminate educational electronic courseware in support of University courses for the benefit of distant learners as a core strategy of blended learning of Open & Distance Education system.
Objectives : Ever since its inception in 1974, it is the first time that the University is going “on air” through FM radio transmission. Up to now radio programmes for University courses were broadcast mainly from the transmitter of PBC (Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation), Islamabad. The broadcast time remained quite limited and confined to two 15-minutes chunks daily during semester period only. With the enormously increased current studentship to the tune of over four hundred thousand student enrolment and over 1.2 million course enrolments, it has become imperative to use new media communication tools for effective liaison with the students and the public at large. In the light of this scenario and the initiative taken by the present Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt, the idea of University’s own transmission has been translated into action.

The IET over the years has produced hundreds of Broadcast Television Programmes, thousands of Radio Broadcast Programmes and a number of non – Broadcast audio- visual programmes and other learning materials in support of University courses. These programmes are being regularly broadcast on PBC / PTV national networks taking course contents to the millions of university students spread all over the country.

The IET while keeping pace with the fast emerging media technologies is utilizing all these technological innovations in carrying forward educational contents and instructions to the University students and to the masses about their learning needs in the nook and corner of the country.

These include the establishment of University’s own FM Radio Broadcasting Center, recent launching of AIOU Web TV, IET website and IET face book page. Efforts are accelerated for the expansion of F M Radio Networks to all AIOU Regions particularly high enrollment regions of the University. Efforts for the establishment of University’s’ own Television Channel are currently on the fast track mode and it is hoped with the establishment of a TV Channel of its own the University will enter into a new era of a 100 % media based university, true essence of Open and Distance Learning delivery system .

Created by: Director
Institute of Educational Technolgy
Future Plans : The importance of Information Technology in the present day world has been taken into consideration by the university by launching BS(CS)/BS(IT) and other diploma course in Computer Science. The Institute has provided media support in this crucial area in different realms of computer science. The Institute has also planned media support at graduate and post-graduate level for science courses in the next five years.
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Postal Address : Institute of Educational Technology, Block No. 22, Allama Iqbal Open University, H-8, Islamabad
Phone : 051-9057188
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