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Asian Institute for Distance Education

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Established  1984
Headquarters  Makati, Philippines
Founded  1984
Dean  Antonio Cojuangco
Asian Institute for Distance Education wwwaideeduphwpcontentthemestwentyelevenima
Type  Private distance learning college
Location  Greenbelt Mansion, Perea St., Makati City, Philippines
Similar  Asian Institute of Computer, CAP College Foundation, PLM Graduate School of, Santa Catalina College, Southeast Asian College

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.

Academic programs

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.

    Once a student passes all requirements, including final exams, for all academic courses required in a degree program, a CHED-recognized diploma and transcript of records can be awarded.

    School management

    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.

    AIDE has attended conferences of the Asian Association of Open Universities, an international academic group based in China Central Radio and TV University in Beijing, China.


    Asian Institute for Distance Education Wikipedia

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