|Type||Private distance learning college|
|Dean||Antonio O. Cojuangco, M.B.A.|
Asian Institute for Distance Education (AIDE) is a distance learning college accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the government agency regulating all universities and colleges in the Philippines.
AIDE is a private, non-sectarian, higher education institution offering programs leading to baccalaureate degrees via a mixed mode of instruction, largely dependent on self-instructional module packages.
AIDE offers the following college degree programs:
- Bachelor of Arts major in English - courses include Creative Writing, The Teaching of English, Literary Criticism, Children's Literature, Technical Writing, American Literature, Afro-Asian Literature, The Novel, Poetry, Drama, Cross-cultural Communication, etc.
- Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science - courses include Comparative Government & Politics, International Relations, International Law, Public Administration, British Political System, American Political System, Political Analysis, Government & Politics in Asia, etc.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - courses include Corporate Finance, Marketing Management, Production Operations, Financial Management, International Management, Human Behavior in Organizations, Taxation, Accounting, Business Ethics, etc.
Method of teaching, Grading system
AIDE courses are offered in printed modules which can be picked up or sent by mail to students. Each package includes lessons, open-book exams, and assignments. All modules are reviewed and updated by in-house academic staff who are experts in their fields.
The open-book exams and assignments are submitted to the AIDE Office for academic evaluation and grading. Upon submission of all required exams and homework, the student is required to be physically present to take his proctored final examination inside the school premises. Grades are then computed on the basis of final examinations and other submitted requirements. The grading system follows the CHED standard, which requires a passing grade of 75% or higher for every academic course.
Established and fully operational since 1984, AIDE is the oldest existing college of its kind in the Philippines. It is also one of only four government recognized distance learning providers offering full academic degrees.
AIDE is headed by its incumbent President and Chief Executive Officer, Antonio O. Cojuangco. He (concurrently) sits as President of ABC-5 Television Network and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). He holds degrees in business from Ateneo de Manila University and Stanford University.
- Directory of Higher Education Institutions, Commission on Higher Education, 2006-2007.
- Official Bulletin of Information, Asian Institute for Distance Education, 2006.
- English Program Curriculum, Asian Institute for Distance Education, 2006.
- Political Science Program Curriculum, Asian Institute for Distance Education, 2006.
- Business Administration Program Curriculum, Asian Institute for Distance Education, 2006.
- Antonio Cojuangco Profile, ABC-5 Television Network, 2005.
- "Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities. 25-27 October 2000". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
- AIDE’s website is http://www.aide.edu.ph
- Commission on Higher Education - directory of higher education institutions
- Senator Drilon bats for distance learning. Philippine Star.[permanent dead link] 26 February 2001.
- Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities. 25-27 October 2000.