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Frequently asked questions about Quran and Etrat Online University

  1. When has the university been started?

  2. What is the level of courses and who is the university for?

  3. How long does the basic program take?

  4. What is the language of lessons and the university?

  5. What will be the recourses (books, notes and …) for the courses and where and how should be bought?

  6. Is there any certificate upon finishing the program?

  7. Is there any way to change our course registrations?

  8. What is the pass grade?

  9. Could we communicate directly and live with the professors?

  10. Do we need to enter correct information in our registration form?

  11. How to Request a Transcript

  12. Where is the University and who can attend?

  13. How is the program?

  14. Evaluation Method and Assignments

 

      When has the university been started?

The program has been started from September 2003. The first series of courses were offered in Farsi language in October 2003. English courses have been offered since February 2004. [up]

 

      What is the level of courses and who is the university for?

The basic program is the first program of Quran and Etrat Online University. This program includes basic information and courses abut Islam according to the teachings of Quran and Etrat. The program is useful for those Muslims who didn’t have academic background in Islamic education or for non-Muslims who are interested in knowing Islam. [up]

 

      How long does the basic program take?

The basic program requires completing 80 credits which takes about 6-8 semesters. [up]

 

      What is the language of lessons and the university?

From February 2004, the courses are presented in English. Currently, only English program is active and even Farsi program has been stopped. [up]

 

      What will be the recourses (books, notes and …) for the courses and where and how should be bought?

All of the required material will be made available through Internet for Quran and Etrat students. [up]

 

      Is there any certificate upon finishing the program?

Quran and Etrat Internet University will issue the certificate for students who successfully pass the required amount of courses in the university. [up]

 

         Is there any way to change our course registrations?

Yes, after about 3-4 weeks from the semester, the drop-add period starts and you may change your courses. [up]

 

         What is the pass grade?

All grades above 60 out of 100 are considered as “pass” grade. [up]

 

         Could we communicate directly and live with the professors?

The main communication tool is through learning management system. However, an instructor may establish a chat session for his/her course. Students can have live chat with the Academic Advisor too. [up]

 

         Do we need to enter correct information in our registration form?

Yes, the student’s information should be correct so the university could communicate with the student or issue the certificate for him/her. [up]

 

         How to Request a Transcript

To see the transcript (all courses completed, all grades earned, total number of passes credits and …) you should send your request to Academic Advisor and you will receive the offline version of your transcript.. [up]

 

         Where is the University and who can attend?

Quran and Etrat Internet University is an Internet University and has no particular place. Everybody around the world including Muslims and Non-Muslims who wish to acquire more knowledge and understanding about Islam (Shia) is welcome to participate in the university. It is necessary to repeat that our goal is not only to increase our knowledge about Islam, but to improve our spiritual and ethical life with the valuable trainings of Quran and Ahl-ul-Bayt (PBUH). [up]
 

         How is the program?

The first program offered is "the Basic Program". The program is based on a two-year curriculum with completion of 80 credits by students.
There are required and elective courses in the program. This program is a basic program required for next advanced programs which will be offered by the university in future. Every semester, a number of courses are offered by the university. Students may register for several courses based on their academic records. Contents of the courses are distributed by eLearning system of University. Duration of a semester is around 14 weeks.
Every credit of each lesson requires around half an hour work during the week. There is the possibility of setting a chat time to discuss the subjects online with the lecturer and all students. Assignment, exams, journals and other activities of every lesson are collected through the learning management system. [up]
 

         Evaluation Method and Assignments

Each course has its own assignments and its own evaluation. Some of the activities are as follows:
- Taking part in the discussions raised by the instructor or other students.
- Submitting the answer of assignments by uploading a file.
- Taking the quizzes containing multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank and other type of questions.
- Writing journals and reports about assigned projects such as:
    * Study of a book
    * Re-writing the lesson
    * Writing a paper
    * Study of other Islamic Internet sites in the course topic
    * Answering to the attacks and questions raised by the enemies of Islam. [up]