The institute has its roots in the very beginning of the Open University of the Netherlands. In the beginning, the aim was to develop educational distance teaching courses, using the new technologies that were available at that time. It was a period of production of about 40 distance teaching courses a year, including TV productions on public television, printed materials, Interactive Video Discs for simulated practicals. The average course duration was 120 study hours for students, most of it was related to studying written materials that were send to their homes.
On the history of the institution:
WOLF Henk de, Open Universiteit Nederland: Beeld van een instelling in de voorhoede van de onderwijsvernieuwing (Open Universiteit Nederland: Portrait of an institution in the vanguard of educational innovation). eigen beheer 1999, 288 pag., hardcover, ills, bibl., 17x22 /4.
SCHLUSMANS Kathleen, e.a. (red), Een leven lang eigenwijs studeren: het onderwijs van de Open Universiteit Nederland (A life of smart-ass studying: the education of the Open Universiteit Nederland). 2009, 314 p, softcover, ills.
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