FAQ

     Open learning and distance education (OL/DE) are alternative systems of education.
They emphasize the opening of opportunities by overcoming barriers that result from geographical isolation, personal or work commitments or conventional course structures which have often prevented people from realizing their educational goals.

     Open learning (OL) is a philosophy of learning that is learner-centered and flexible, enabling learners to learn at the time, place and pace which satisfies their circumstances and requirements.

     Distance education (DE) is a mode of educational delivery whereby teacher and learner are separated in time and space and instruction is delivered through specially designed materials and methods and supported by organizational and administrative structures and arrangements.

     Anybody who has a high school diploma may enroll, e.g. Fresh graduates, college dropouts, working students, housewives, executives, managers and office workers who desire to earn a baccalaureate degree. Those in the armed forces and are stationed in far-flung places, overseas workers, those in the entertainment world, the physically handicapped who cannot move around and are confined in their houses, everybody who is unable to avail himself of the formal or conventional system of education due to time, space, and economic constraints, may enroll with AIDE.

     Upon enrollment, a student is furnished self-instructional modules for the subjects enrolled in a subject ordinarily consists of five self-instructional modules. Each module has a study guide or syllabus, a list of suggested readings, and three to five lessons. All of these materials provide a basic focus and discipline for study.

     The student learns by reading and understanding each module at his own pace. The lessons of each module should be read consecutively. At the end of each lesson, the student answers the progress check test that will be checked by the AIDE evaluator. Student has to submit the accomplished module test to AIDE office for record purposes.

     When the student has finished all the module tests for the subject, he is now ready to take the scheduled final examination in person, either at the AIDE office or at a pre-designated learning center. He acquires credit units in a subject only after obtaining a passing final grade. Final grade is determined thru integration of module test and final test.

     Special order (S.O.) Are processed and submitted to the commission on higher education and the subsequent granting by AIDE of a corresponding diploma.

      At AIDE, the open enrolment system is used which means that a student can enroll at anytime. However, for purpose of accrediting the units he has earned, the school term is followed, i.e. His units shall be recorded in terms of the semester he enrolled in. AIDE also follows the number of days required in an academic school.

     The school year is broken down into three (3) terms. A student has his own term to follow (equivalent to the regular semester of 52 hours of 18 weeks within which to complete his schoolwork. He counts his school year from the date of enrolment. What is required is the student self-discipline which will dictate his own pacing.

     At present, AIDE offers the bachelor of science in business administration, major in management, bachelor of arts in english and bachelor of arts in political science programs.

The admission requirements are as follows:

7.1 Entering freshman:

A. Form 138 (high school report card) or form 137 (high school promotional record) or equivalent.

B. 2 pcs of 2×2 id picture



7.2 Transferring student:

A. Transfer credential or honorable dismissal from last school attended.

B. Scholastic record or transcript of record or equivalent;

C. 2 pcs of 2×2 id picture

     A student may enroll at the AIDE office, greenbelt mansion, unit 302, perea st., legaspi village, makati city. Tel. No. 810-09-68, or through an authorized representative of the school.

     The registrar will process the student’s admission credentials, determine the subjects to be enrolled in, and in the case of a transferee, evaluates advance credits. If everything is in order, he shall issue the applicant a certificate of enrollment. In ever case, the enrolment is conditional until approved and confirmed by AIDE.

     After completing all the unit requirements of the course enrolled in, his scholastic records for issuance of a

     The minimum load will be three (3) subjects with a total nine (9) units. The maximum load is seven (7) subjects with a total of twenty-one (21) units.

     Yes, PE and NSTP are required for graduation.

     The PE and National Service Training Program or NSTP requirements may be fulfilled by cross enrolment in a formal school where these are offered.

     Yes, cross-enrolment is allowed, provided the student has a valid permit from his mother school to cross-enroll at AIDE.

     AIDE is duly recognized by the commission of higher education, and being so, units earned at AIDE are accredited by other schools, subject to policies, rules and regulations of the admitting school.

     Modules of AIDE are written by faculty members recognized universities and who are at least master’s degree holders. These modules are also evaluated by ched to determine if they cover the scope of the course as prescribed by ched. Moreover, the AIDE system has adequate built-in controls to insure that its students will receive high quality education.

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