IOU provides a unique learning experience. The university recognizes that many students may not have studied online before; it is quite different from traditional classroom-based learning. IOU has therefore provided demos and has organized a user-friendly learning environment to those new to online education. It is vital that IOU students be fully prepared for online learning and that they have the required level of English to enable them to effectively and successfully study in this environment. To assist students, IOU has developed a series of orientation courses that are mandatory for all students.
IOU is comprised of students from around the globe, and students learn through watching and listening to video and audio lectures as well as reading texts (PDF format); they also have the support of well-trained tutorial assistants. Within the online study community, students may share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments, and take exams.
IOU is thankful to Allah for having enabled us to launch the first institution to offer completely free online courses for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. We are dedicated to spreading authentic Islamic knowledge with a proper understanding of Allah’s true religion. Both students and professors represent a diverse group coming from both under-developed and developed countries.