Islamabad - Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start a lecture series by international professors on e-learning for academia and PhD scholars from Monday.

According to a press statement issued here on Saturday, the series were part of university’s efforts for shifting traditional Open Distance Learning (ODL) system to online or e-learning through a gradual process.

AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Shahid Siddiqui said the university wishes to push forward the government’s policy to promote online learning particularly at higher education level.

Speakers who will deliver lectures on Skype include Prof Mark Adams, Prof Bettina Brockmann, Prof. Bobbi Makani, Minna Holopainen from SJSU California, USA, Dr Ishan Abeywardena from Sri Lanka Open University and Dr Rory McGreal from Athabasca University, Canada.