As part of the E-xcellent project, I recently visited the Cyprus Open University. I was one of two assessors from the project team supporting the university in carrying out a quality assurance evaluation of its e-learning.
In comparison with the UK OU, the Cyprus Open University is very small. But the local seminar demonstrated that its staff are dedicated and imaginative in supporting students through online and distance learning. Both educationally and technically, the university’s e-learning seems to be of a very high standard.
I very much enjoyed meeting the university staff in Nicosia, and afterwards I had a short holiday to explore parts of the southern coast of Cyprus – villages and coast.