• Connecting the Commonwealth through Online Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha (2015-11-25)
      Presented at CHOGM Malta 2015 at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) on 25 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO.
    • Consultant's Report: Hybrid Systems for Delivery of Online Learning Services: An Architectural Perspective 

      Agrawal, Ashish (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11)
      The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the education sector worldwide. There is a need to build a hybrid system that facilitates learning services through multiple networks. As the characteristics and availability ...
    • Contradictions in Learner Interactions in a Blended-Learning Writing Course in the ODL Context: An Activity Theory Analysis 

      Pullenayegem, Judy; De Silva, Radhika; Jayatilleke, Gayathri (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      This paper reports on the use of Engeström’s (1987) Activity Theory (AT) framework to gain insights into the contradictions that emerge within the activity system of the online component of an advanced writing skills course, ...
    • Converting a Course from Traditional Teaching to Online Learning for a Blended Programme 

      Udugama, L S K; Perera, Suresha N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      In this paper, we discuss a methodology of converting a course to an online course without changing the outcomes of a traditional face to face (F2F) course. Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has been offering approved ...
    • Covid-19 - A Two-Week Transition from Campus to Online at the Acsenda School of Management, Canada 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      In March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic obliged Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in many countries to vacate their campuses and operate at a distance. We narrate the experience of the Acsenda School of Management (ASM) in ...
    • COVID-19 and Technology Enhanced Teaching in Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa: A Case of the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 

      Mtebe, Joel S.; Fulgence, Katherine; Gallagher, Michael (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      This article aims to share an experience on the process taken by the University of Dar es Salaam to adopt and deliver technology-enhanced teaching and learning during the COVID-19 crisis. The university started by forming ...
    • Creating Open Online Courses with Learner Representative Partners to Widen Participation in Higher Education 

      Coughlan, Tim; Goff, Jenny (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      Open online courses could provide stepping stones for audiences that are under-represented in higher education (HE). However, there are concerns that these instead proliferate forms of exclusion and do not address known ...
    • Culturally Inclusive Online Learning for Capacity Development Projects in International Contexts 

      Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      This paper explores cultural inclusivity in online learning design by discussing two international capacity development projects; an online tutor mentor development program in Sri Lanka and a hybrid physician assistant ...
    • Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) 

      Commonwealth of Learning (2020-11)
      To mitigate the effects of school closures as a result of COVID-19, digital platforms have been variously adopted by governments to enable teachers to deliver blended or full online lessons to the learners. In many families ...
    • Dare2BDigital 

      Stacey, Paul; Hirtz, Sandy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      BCcampus, a Ministry of Advanced Education initiative in the province of British Columbia (BC) Canada, conducted a survey across BC post secondary education system seeking recommendations on how to promote and enhance ...
    • Data for Development: Shifting Research Methodologies for Covid-19 

      Traxler, John; Smith, Matt (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      Successful and appropriate informal digital learning can help individuals and communities build sustainable and meaningful livelihoods, strengthen social cohesion and resilience, preserve and enhance cultural traditions ...
    • Designing a Response to COVID-19 Campus Closures: Praxis 

      Mays, Tony (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-06-05)
      “Designing a response to COVID-19 campus closures: praxis.” Presentation by Dr Tony Mays, Education Specialist: Open Schooling at the 11th e-Learning webinar for lecturers of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science ...
    • Designing Mobile First Courses for Senior Citizens in Grenada 

      Welsh, Nicole (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      As health standards improve and life expectancy continues to grow , some senior citizens may foc us on online courses as a means of personal fulfillment and an opportunity to engage with their peers. However, online ...
    • Designing Online Learning 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The Internet has simultaneously captured the imagination and interest of the world's educators. What drives this interest? Increasing demands for education, training and skills upgrading, a shift from a labour-intensive ...
    • Developing Quality Blended Learning Courses 

      Bates, Tony (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-12)
      Dr Tony Bates in collaboration with COL has prepared five pre-recorded keynotes on key issues in online and digital learning with the intention is that these can be streamed during virtual conferences, included in education ...
    • Digital Education: The Art of the Possible 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05-06)
      “Digital Education: the art of the possible.” Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the e-Symposium “Digital Education: the Art of the Possible, Now!” hosted by Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, ...
    • Digital Learning and the New Economy 

      Bates, Tony (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-12)
      Dr Tony Bates in collaboration with COL has prepared five pre-recorded keynotes on key issues in online and digital learning with the intention is that these can be streamed during virtual conferences, included in education ...
    • Digital Transformation of Learning due to COVID 19 

      Malik, Naveed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-08-10)
      Digital Transformation of Learning due to COVID-19. Keynote address delivered by Dr Naveed Malik, COL Special Adviser: Technology & Innovation, at the International Conference on Digitalization and Cyber Security: Challenges, ...
    • Doctoral Study and Research Degrees: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online doctoral and research degree programmes, providing an overview of their structures and recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer them online. ...
    • E-Learning: A Guidebook of Principles, Procedures and Practices 

      Naidu, Som (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2006)
      This guidebook will help readers to systematically approach their engagement with e-learning, irrespective of the educational sector or level within which they may be working. The content of this guidebook has been carefully ...