• Girl Learners Using Mobile Phones in the Classroom for Mathematical Education 

      Greenop, Kirston; Busa, Dylan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The UN defines South Africa as a middle-income country, yet there are concerns about quality of education, especially in poorer areas. This concern, linked with unemployment figures of between 27 and 40% (over 5 million ...
    • ICT in ODL: Mobile Learning for Inclusive Education 

      Salunke, Kavita; Jadhav, Vaibhav (2013-11)
      UNESCO believes that information and communications technology (ICT) has great potential to facilitate knowledge dissemination, improve learning and assist the development of more efficient education services. ICT can ...
    • Impact Analysis of Teaching Learning Using Whatsapp 

      Pachigolla, Venkata S; Pant, Madan M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The objective of the paper is to present results of impact analysis of offering Courses through WhatsApp from both Teacher and Learner perspective. A 7-day course titled LEARNING WITH MOOCs was offered using WhatsApp. A ...
    • Increasing Access through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed; Tsinakos, Avgoustos (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2014)
      As the use of mobile technology increases around the world, there is growing interest in its use in education and training. This is especially true in developing countries, where citizens are acquiring mobile technology ...
    • Increasing Access to Education for All Through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-10)
      Mobile technology use has increased faster than that of any other technology in our history, and developing countries have the fastest growth rate of mobile technology acquisition. Mobile Web usage is expected to double ...
    • Informal Lifelong Learning for Development in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study from the Margins into the Mainstream 

      Kidu, Carol (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      This article traces the impact of the Ginigoada Foundation on the educational development of thousands of children and adults in Papua New Guinea (PNG). // Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG), had been ...
    • Interactive West African Education Satellite model (IWASat) 

      Onwodi, G O (2013-11)
      In this study, we propose a unified and interactive mobile learning (M-Learning) model to help with the expanding need of education in West Africa. The model enables efficient channel allocation, where communication channels ...
    • Introduction: Policies and Practice EDITORIAL 

      Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This issue has a particular focus on policy: authors explore the relationship between policy and research (Traxler); the importance of having appropriate policies in place (Awadhiya & Miglani; Nkuyubwatsi; Bose) and new ...
    • Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives 

      Tamim, Rana M; Borokhovski, Eugene; Pickup, David; Bernard, Robert M (2015-05)
      A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply ...
    • Learning with Community Media: Stories from the Commonwealth and Latin America 

      Pringle, Ian; Mittal, Ekta; Valdes, Monica (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Without dialogue there is no communication, and without communication there can be no true education. – Paulo Freire Community media, from conventional radio or video to new online or digital media forms, have unique, ...
    • The Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) Through Mobile Phones: Pedagogy for the Commons 

      Thamizoli, P; Kamaraj, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Hierarchy and disparity in India are deeply embedded and reflects in the daily life of the people. The result is the lower your position the less you were entitled to own, to participate, to move around etc. Mobile phone ...
    • M-learning: An Experience at Netaji Subhas Open University 

      Ghosh, Anirban (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      M-learning through mobile phones can make use of the learning management system that is already available through internet. Where the internet accessibility is limited, mobile phones can also facilitate the learning process ...
    • Making Mobile Learning Highly Viable in Contexts with no Connectivity or Grid Power: A Recent Implementation 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Ally, Mohamed; Shinde, Vanita; Mose, Mose (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Qatar Foundation;Athabasca University;Mann Deshi Foundation;The National University of Samoa, 2017-03-22)
      Workshop presentation by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (Commonwealth of Learning), Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University), Vanita Shinde (Mann Deshi Foundation), and Mose Mose (National University of Samoa) for Mobile Learning ...
    • Meaningful Use and Application of Mobile Computing Devices in ODFL Teacher Education Programs 

      Anyanwu, Kele (2013-11)
      Open, Distant and Flexible Learning (ODFL) in most commonwealth nations provide much needed education to the teeming population of qualified citizenry who are not able to gain admission to full time tertiary education ...
    • Mobi-MOOCs: A Simple and Effective Way to Deliver Educational Content 

      Prabhakar, T V; Shukla, Sharwan; Shukla, Gaurav (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Mobile phones have become affordable and ubiquitous. However, in most parts of the developing world, the data connections on these are either not present, or are of very low bandwidth and erratic and expensive for a large ...
    • Mobile devices and the future of free education 2010 

      McGreal, Rory (2010-11)
      The costs of education can never be totally eliminated, but present trends point to the possibility of an asymptotic curve, where the education costs will continue to approach zero, without ever quite reaching it. These ...
    • Mobile Learning -Cyberlaw Course, the Application Development and Students Perceptions 

      Alwi, Najwa H M; Ismail, Habibah B; Ahmad, Fatin M B (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Mobile learning concept are growing rapidly and has brought many significant convenience to the user as it is using ubiquitous devices which follow the latest trend. But in some cases, the mobile learning application is ...
    • Mobile Learning for Farmers via LIVES: Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System 

      Vuong, Son T; Schroeder, Jonatan; Alam, Md. Shafiqul; Chan, David (2010-11)
      In this paper, we describe the technological aspects of LIVES and its impact on the marginalized communities. This system, based on Asterisk (Digium 2009), an open-source telephony software, can be used to distribute ...
    • Mobile Learning for Teacher Professional Development 

      Mwaruma, Johnes (2013-11)
      There is increased concern to offer quality education in schools, especially at a time when the quality of education has been compromised owing to over enrolment in schools. This over enrolment has been occasioned by ...
    • Mobile Learning in Developing Countries 

      Traxler, John; Kukulska-Julme, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Mobile learning, or m-learning, is a personal, unobtrusive, spontaneous, “anytime, anywhere” way to learn and to access educational tools and material that enlarges access to education for all. It reinforces learners’ sense ...