• What is an Open University? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-01-11)
      TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY, Convocation 11 January 2007, Address by the Chief Guest, Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning, What is an Open University? // At the moment some 24% of the ten million Indians engaged in ...
    • What is eLearning? 

      Bullen, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-07)
      Dr. Mark Bullen explains his perspective on the meaning of eLearning. His key message is that eLearning should be seen as a continuum of opportunities for using ICT in education. This can involve supporting and enhancing ...
    • What is Instructional Design? 

      Bullen, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-07)
      Dr. Mark Bullen demystifies instructional design by providing a simple and easy to understand explanation of the concept. His key point is that instructional design is all about crafting learning objectives at a level ...
    • What is the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth? A Guide for Commonwealth Vice-Chancellors 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-11-29)
      In 2000, fearing that their countries would be left behind by the Internet revolution, the Ministers of Education of the Commonwealth's 32 small states decided to create the Virtual University for Small States of the ...
    • What Learning for What Development? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      After reviewing the evolution of attitudes to poverty and education we note how it influenced the early provision of schooling and the emergence of a global agenda for international development and universal education. At ...
    • What Mobile Devices Mean to the 21st Century Teenagers? 

      Kee, Ch’ng L; Emmanuel, Jasmine S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      According to Pew’s research report on teens and technology in 2015, 92 percent of the sampled teenagers go online daily and more than 50 percent of them use their smartphones several times a day. Today, teenagers and mobile ...
    • What must we do to effectively prepare teachers for tomorrow? 

      Aguti, Jessica N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-07-22)
      Video presentation delivered at the Distance Education for Teacher Training in Africa (DETA) Conference from Dr. Jessica Aguti, Education Specialist - Teacher Education, held 22–24 July 2015 in Mauritius.
    • What next? Progressing learning innovations in a regional university 

      Hazelman, Valentine A R; Koroivulaono, Theresa B (2013-11)
      Innovation for learning and teaching in higher education resembles a herd-like pattern. No sooner has one institution adopted a new technology when another follows suit, creating the domino effect that is characteristic ...
    • What Openness Means to the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03-07)
      Video presentation delivered during Open Education Week, March 7-11, 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • What Role Can Distance and Blended Learning Play in Higher Education? 

      Mohee, Romeela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11-14)
      Presented by Professor Romeela Mohee, Educational Specialist: Higher Education, Commonwealth of Learning, at the third event of the Wilton Park Youth Dialogues series (conference titled Organising for Change: How Can Higher ...
    • What the World Needs from Education 

      Prensky, Marc (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09-10)
      A keynote speech delivered by by Mr Marc Prensky, Founder and Executive Director, The Global Future Education Foundation and Institute, at the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9).
    • What We Don't Know about Open Education Resources 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-10-01)
      Slides for "What we don’t know about Open Education Resources?" Panel Discussion at the Unisa/Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance and eLearning, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 October 2013, by Professor Asha ...
    • When Self-knowledge Meets Digital Learning: 50 Plus Women “Speak” About Sexuality 

      Gianou, Efi; Karamagioli, Evika; Loxa, Giovanna; Meimaris, Michalis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      Digital Storytelling as an educational methodology and instructional technology, offers a combination of technical and non-technical skills that are at the heart of the lifelong learning concept and the much needed 21st ...
    • When the Drum Beats: Radio Drama as a Vehicle for Behavior Change in Climate Change Adaptation Amongst Rural Small Holder Farmers 

      Ojedele, Rebecca (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The purpose of this project was to test the efficacy of radio drama and related communication interventions in strengthening the capacity of smallholder farmers and herders to adapt to climate change. Male and female ...
    • When the Trainer is Untrained: Stakeholder Incapacitation in Implementation and Utilisation of Open Educational Resources in Kenya 

      Kinyua, Ann H (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      Open Education Resources (OER) are geared towards promoting accessibility to education and to help overcome certain constraints to education associated with traditional ways of learning. However, these OERs can only be ...
    • Who is COL? 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-06)
    • Who says you can't have quality content in low-resource settings? The uses of OER 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-08-24)
      USAID 'Global Workshop on Education and Development: From Evidence to Action' Washington DC, USA. 22-26 August 2011. "Who says you can't have quality content in low-resource settings? The uses of OER" by Professor Asha ...
    • Who’s Afraid of Cross-border Higher Education? A Developing World Perspective 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005-04-01)
      Who's Afraid of Cross-border Higher Education? A Developing World Perspective INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION (INQAAHE), Presented at: Annual Conference 2005 - Wellington, New Zealand, ...
    • Why All This Fuss About Monitoring and Evaluation? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-07-11)
      Transcript and slides of opening remarks to a COL staff workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of achievement under the 2006-09 Plan, Vancouver, July 11, 2006. Presented by Sir John Daniel.
    • Why and How Ontario Colleges and Universities could/should Collaborate with Developing Countries in the Area of Online Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-12-15)
      Presentation for ContactNorth/ContactNord, Ontario, Why and How Ontario Colleges and Universities could/should Collaborate with Developing Countries in the Area of Online Learning, 15 December 2011, Sir John Daniel, ...