The traditional system of distance learning

King Faisal University provided over the past years the traditional system of collegiate study which provided the opportunity to pursue a college education to students who did not help them their scores in high school or in testing required as a condition of your schedule to the University as regular students. The system also helped others students complete their study who did not allow them their job or family either moving lmkraldrash, where the process of education without coming to campus through self-reliance on traditional sources of education and communication between now and then. With the professor.

Despite the great efforts made by the University and various faculties to associate education process management but this old style of many difficulties facing education:

- Poor communication between students and professors.

-Difficulty in meeting the needs of students and University services for their geographical remoteness from the University.

-Absence of monitoring for students. Poor student's feeling of belonging to the University.

-Low educational attainment when a lot of students.

Given these difficulties, the University has set up a comprehensive study has been through restructuring and building traditional affiliation system developed for new model in line with modern developments and technical era in education taking into account the quality of the educational process and outputs and achieve the desired objectives of the application This system and the resultant causing many students to study and thus contribute to community service.

Education system developed for distance learning

The educational system of the university grants the student after completing the requirements for graduation bachelor's degree (distance learning) in one of the available majors. The system utilizes modern technologies to address the difficulties of the old system of distance learning through the recruitment of specialized international systems in the field of e-learning, distance education and relying mainly on information and communication technology. This advanced educational system also relies on interactive virtual learning systems that provide direct interaction between students and their teachers, the software needed to prepare and develop electronic learning materials, and the advanced systems for recording lectures and activities for students, which can be browsed and re-presented using the Internet at any time and place.

Teaching Mechanisms

The teaching system is developed for electronic distance learning without the need to attend the university and the final tests are held in the testing centers determined by the university at the end of each semester. The entire study is conducted in the developed education through access to the famous learning management system "Blackboard" Blackboard available on the university's website, which provides students with the following services:

- Access to the scientific material of the course from slides, files and electronic materials.

- Download and listen to lectures recorded course through the Internet.

- Direct live broadcast of lectures.

- Communicating with the teacher through the university site through the virtual systems and interactive forums available on the management system of learning.

- Dialogue and discussion, asking direct questions and receiving direct answers through virtual interactive systems.

- Provide technical support and assistance to serve students.

- Provide Exam centers in the regions of the Kingdom to perform the final tests. See direct announcements and provide communications and services related to the decision.

Tuition fees

• Tuition fees in the advanced distance learning system are 165 riyals per hour (per hour and not for the subject).

• The tuition fee = (total hours x 165) + 10 SR Text message fees = total tuition fees.

• Example / Level 1 (15 hours)

• 165 * 15 + 10 = 2485

University policy to refund tuition fees

1- After the beginning of the semester and for a month in the case of requesting the student / student to apologize or withdraw from the study for the semester is entitled to recover 100% of the fees.

2- After a month and a half at the beginning of the semester and for two weeks in the case of requesting the student / student to apologize or withdraw from the study for the semester is entitled to recover 50% of the fees.

3- After two months of the beginning of the semester in the case of requesting the student / student to apologize or withdraw from the study for the semester is not entitled to refund fees.

How to perform the final Exams

The University will conduct the final tests at its headquarters, in addition to setting test centers covering the main regions of the Kingdom according to the geographical location and demand of the students. This will make it easier for students to perform tests in their places of residence without having to move to the main campus. The following are the approved testing centers (Abha, Aflaj, Al Jouf, Al Kharj, Al Khafji, Dawadmi, Rasa, Taif, Kuwait, Majmaa, Madinah, Buraidah, Bisha, Tabuk, Jazan, Hail, Khamis Mushait, Ras Tanura, Rafha, Arar, - Makkah Al Mukarramah - Najran - Wadi Al Dawser - Yanbu - Al Ahsa - Jeddah - Jubail - Khobar - Dammam - Hafr Al Baten - Dhahran - Riyadh.