Department [RESEARCH AND EVALUATION CENTER] Detail
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION CENTER
established at the end of 1983
The Research and Evaluation Centre (Previously known as Research and Statistical Services) was established at the end of 1983. Before this independent entity, however, it had been functioning as "Research Cell" located in the Institute of Education.
The Research Centre formulates its activities to provide a comprehensive action plan, first by concentrating on the distance learning system and secondly, the extent to which it could contribute to the advancement of the educational field as a whole.
Long Term Plans The Centre devises ways and means to study and research on the working of the open learning system of the AIOU, keeping itself abreast with the knowledge and researches done or being done in similar institutions around the world. The major emphasis is to keep the open learning system fully alive pertaining to national and international demands. Short Term Plans 1. Institutional Research: (i) Primary focus: evaluation of all aspects of the AIOU System. ii) Secondary focus: need assessment / determination, evaluation and advice to other institutions. 2. Statistics and Surveys 3. Academic Research Advice
4. Institutional Problems and Coordination
The main objectives of the Centre are to: a) Conduct institutional research on all aspects of the distance learning system of Allama Iqbal Open University; b) Collect statistical data and prepare a statistical profile of AIOU;
c) Conduct academic research in collaboration with academic departments;
d) Work as clearing house for the dissemination of research findings and statistical data. Major Research Studies/Reports Completed by the REC. Ø Effectiveness of Media, Radio and T.V, in AIOU Published Nov: 1984. Ø Evaluation of 42 courses launched in 1982-83. Published Nov: 1984.
Ø Pricing of Admission Form and its affect on enrolment in Allama Iqbal Open University, 1984.
Ø A Case Study of "Pakistan Studies" course, B.A level, 1986. Ø Report on Enrolment and Examination Results, 1980-81. Published Dec: 1984 Ø AIOU Prospectus, 1984. (1984) Ø Yearly Reports 1982-83, 1983-84 and 1984-85 (Published June 1985)
Ø Statistical Handbook of AIOU, 1975-84. (Published 1985) Ø Statistical Profile of AIOU 1982-84 (Published 1985) Ø New Statistical Handbook of AIOU 1975-85. Ø A Feasibility Study on “Photography” a new functional course in distance education (1986)
Ø Statistical Digest 1985-86 of AIOU, (1987).
Ø Pre-Qualification/aptitude for M.Sc Programme "Pakistan Studies" (1988).
Ø Pilot Study on Drop-outs in AIOU, (1988).
Ø Report on Enrolment and Examination Results 1981-82, and 1982-83 published in 1988.
Ø Evaluation on the Basic Functional Education Programme, AIOU (1988) Ø Drop-outs in AIOU courses (Dec: 1989). Ø Pre-testing of the course material for New PTOC programmes (1989). Ø Financial Study of AIOU (1990) Ø Aided Projects of AIOU (1990)
Ø Vital Statistics (1975-76 to 1989-90)
Ø Improvement of Assignments for Distance Learning Students (Unpublished) Ø A case study of Electrical Wiring: (Functional Course). Ø Effectiveness of TV Programmes in AIOU (Unpublished). Ø Pre-Qualification / Aptitude of the students seeking admission for MBA Programme. Ø A study on Ratio of graduates in distance learning and graduates in the formal system (Unpublished) Ø Attitude of University Teachers towards Distance Learning System (Unpublished) Ø Effectiveness of Library Science courses 422 and 423 Ø A short-term study on "Conduct & Control of Examinations in AIOU", Aug. 1990. Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: An Introduction 1991. Ø Allama Iqbal Open University Digest (1991)
Ø Evaluation of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Women's SSC Project through distance learning. (June 1992) Ø Budget Evaluation of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Women's Matric Project through distance learning.(August 1992) Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: an Introduction, 1992. Ø AIOU's Four Year Report 1989-92. Ø An annotated bibliography on Research Publications. Ø An annotated bibliography on Statistical Publications. Ø Effectiveness of Distance Learning System of AIOU.1994-1996 Ø Pocket Guide to AIOU Figures: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Ø Study of problems faced by women in distance learning. (1998)
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: a profile (1999) Ø Triennial Report of AIOU: 1997-1999
Ø 25 years of AIOU 1975-1999. (1999)
Ø Basic Statistics of AIOU (1999)
Ø Cumulative Statistics of AIOU (1999)
Ø Who is Who in AIOU (2000)
Ø Annual Report of AIOU: 1999 -2000
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: A Profile 2000
Ø Survey for the Performance of the Approved Study Centres for BCS Programme: 2000
Ø A Study of Programme Effectiveness on Computer Science/Information Technology: 2001
Ø Allama Iqbal Open University: A Profile 2001,2002 Ø Achievements of AIOU: 2001
Ø Statistical Bulletin of AIOU: 2000-2001 (Dec. 2001) Ø Enrollment Statistics of AIOU: Autumn 2001 semester (April 2002) Ø Future Five Years Plan of AIOU: 2001-2005 (unpublished) Ø Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU): a brief year 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and the year 2006. Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report: 2001-2002, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Ø Executive Summary of Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05.
Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2005-06. Ø Vice Chancellor’s Annual Report 2006-07
Ø Survey Study to Launch M.Sc Developmental Studies.
Ø Survey for Need Assessment/Feasibility of Proposed Programme in M. Phil. Chemistry. Ø Evaluation of BE. Telecommunication Programme
Future Plans :
On-going Research Studies and Future Plans 1. Evaluation of General Mathematics-235, Matric Level Course.
2. Characteristics of AIOU Students.
3. Teachers’ Evaluation: Feedback/Perceptions of AIOU Students.
4. Evaluation of Media Support for AIOU’s
Courses. 5. Drop-out Study of M.Phil Programme.
Future Plans/Studies 1. Evaluation of Assessment System of AIOU.
2. Central Marking System and Problems relating to Exams. 3. A Study of AIOU Overseas Educational Programmes.
The Compilation of various Statistical Supplements/queries, preparation of Introductory Brochure and Mini Prospectus of Educational Programmes of AIOU, and the publication of the journals i.e. "PJE" and "Ilm Ki Roshni" are the other ongoing/permanent activities of REC.
Academic Facilities :
Resource Centre in Research Centre is available for the Research Scholars, Delegations and Dignitaries.
Postal Address :
Research Centre, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad.