• Book Review: Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South 

      Perris, Kirk (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)
      Adoption and Impact of OER in the Global South takes the reader around the world to learn about developments in open educational resources (OER) from a range of emerging world perspectives. Contributions emanate from South ...
    • Book Review: Moocs and Open Education in the Global South: Challenges, Successes and Opportunities 

      Anderson, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      Many Western educators live under the mistaken impression that Massive Open Online Courses are a waning fad that never lived up to the disruptive potential claimed by its early evangelists. However, even so-called ...
    • Book Review: Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science 

      Pulist, S K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      Democratisation of education is the need of the hour across the globe. Before it is done, education needs to be liberated from the cost circumference in addition to removing other barriers. The “Open” movement is one such ...
    • Book Review: Promoting Use and Contribution of Open Educational Resources 

      Panda, Santosh (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)
      The current movement toward Open Educational Resources (OER) has a long historical precedence in the open education movements including that of the provision of equality of educational opportunity, recognising, though, ...
    • The Botswana Experience in Developing the OERs 

      Amey, F L O; Bagopi, M (2010-11)
      Botswana together with six other countries are taking part in the development of OERs for secondary level education through the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation /COL Partnership Project. A total of twelve officers are ...
    • Bridging the Higher Education Gap: The 3-R Challenge 

      Kanwar, Asha; Kaushik, Madhulika (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      Let us look at the three R’s, Reach, Resources, Relevance, that could help us to address the gaps of access, equity and quality.
    • Bridging the Last Mile 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-06-04)
      Commonwealth of Learning, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Third Course Development Boot Camp, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 4 June 2007, Bridging the Last Mile, Opening Remarks, Sir John Daniel // This ...
    • Bridging the Technology Gap: The Case of the Missing Content 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      In this session we bring you some perspectives on how the technology gap can be bridged to increase access, improve quality and cut the costs of education.
    • Building a community for developing OERs 

      Botes, Corne; Ferreira, Frances (2010-11)
      The transition to lower secondary education is now at the centre of the Education for All agenda in many countries. As more children are progressing through primary school the demand for secondary school places is growing. ...
    • Building a Community For Developing OERs 

      Botes, Corne; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-25)
      The transition to lower secondary education is now at the centre of the Education for All agenda in many countries. As more children are progressing through primary school the demand for secondary school places is growing. ...
    • Building an effective ‘Open Education Resource’ (OER) Environment for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The TESSA Experience 

      Anamuah-Mensah, Jophus; Buckler, Alison; Moon, Bob; Ricketts, Keith; Sankale, James; Wolfenden, Freda; Pontefract, Caroline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The provision of basic education for all children by 2015 is one of the world’s major educational objectives. Through UNESCO’s Education for All (EFA) commitments and the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) national ...
    • Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island States 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-11-12)
      Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island States, Commonwealth of Learning, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Fourth International Training and Course Development Workshop, Apia, Samoa, ...
    • Can New Modes of Digital Learning Help Resolve the Teacher Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa? 

      Moon, Bob; Villet, Charmaine (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      Sub-Saharan Africa, more than any other part of the world, is experiencing a crisis in finding sufficiently qualified teachers to meet the needs of expanding school systems. The professional development support provided ...
    • Can ODL reach the unreached? Lessons from the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07-27)
      First public lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria’s (NOUN) Distinguished Lecture Series in Abuja, Nigeria, delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar speaking about the potential of open and distance learning (ODL) ...
    • Can OER Transform Education? A Developing World Perspective 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-21)
      Video presentation given at the 2011 conference on Open Educational Resources in Iceland (21 November 2011) by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning. // OER penetration in the developing world has been slower ...
    • Capacity building of academic staff in the integration of ICT and OER in teacher education programs at the Open University of Sri Lanka 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Naidu, Som (2013-11)
      Growing interest in promoting Education for All (Dakar, 2000), open access to educational resources, and the economic imperatives for adopting greater use of open educational resources (OER) (UNESCO 2012 declaration) is ...
    • Caribbean Regional Capacity Building Workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER): Policies and Practices 

      Commonwealth of Learning, / (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-01-29)
      A regional capacity building workshop on ‘Open Educational Resources: Policies and Practices’ was organised by COL in collaboration with UNESCO, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Ministry of Education, ...
    • Case Studies on OER-based eLearning 

      Naidu, Som; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      Preface Case Studies: Open University of Sri Lanka Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course by Shironica Karunanayaka Indira Gandhi National Open University OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning by G. Mythili ...
    • A Celebration of Sharing and a Milestone for Open Educational Resources 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-03-02)
      Transcript of speech for Launch of Open Educational Resources for Open Schooling and Implementation of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth and Transnational Qualifications Framework, The Seychelles, ...
    • Certificate Programme in Community Development (CCD) 

      Swaraj, C (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);State Resource Centre, Kerala, 2016)
      The Certificate Programme in Community Development (CCD) is aimed at building and strengthening the capabilities of community workers, such as in-service Preraks (literacy workers), so that they may have the knowledge and ...