• 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 Analytics and Leadership 

      Carr, Alexis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06-28)
      Presented via Skype by Ms Alexis Carr, Research Coordinator, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Women Leadership in ODL: Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme, Penang, Malaysia, 28 June 2018.
    • 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 ...
    • Deaf education and Language-Based Curriculum: The case of the Buea School for the Deaf 

      Atindogbe, Gratien G (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      The big deaf community at school age in Cameroon is accommodated by more than 30 schools for deaf. Deaf and hearing students follow a common language-based curriculum, which aims at developing the speaking, listening, ...
    • Deaf Education and Language-Based Curriculum: The Case of the Buea School for the Deaf 

      Dissake, Koumassol Midinette Endurence; Atindogbe, Gratien G (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      The big deaf community at school age in Cameroon is accommodated by more than 30 schools for deaf. Deaf and hearing students follow a common language - based cu rriculum, which aims at developing the ...
    • A Decade of Development and Education in Africa: The Promise of Open and Distance Learning 

      Pityana, Barney (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-07-14)
      Transcript, slides and video of Keynote Address at the Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning of the Commonwealth of Learning held in collaboration with London University and UNESCO,London, 14-16 July 2008, under the ...
    • A Decade of Distance Education in the Commonwealth: Achievements and Challenges 

      Kanwar, Asha; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-05-18)
      National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, 18 May 2009, Distance Education for the Twenty first Century, Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Our title today is Distance Education for the ...
    • Deconstructing the Digital Natives Discourse 

      Bullen, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-07)
      In this video, Dr. Mark Bullen looks at the Digital Natives discourse, the idea that young people are fundamentally different than previous generations because of their exposure to digital technology. He suggests we should ...
    • Deconstructing the Politics of Access: The Case of the University Student 

      Mathew, Rama (2010-11)
      As we address the issue of access to English for the large majority of young people in the country, i.e. those who have had many years of formal instruction solely devoted to teaching it as a subject in a vernacular medium ...
    • Defining and Deriving Success in Open University Some New Approaches 

      Narasimharao, B Panduranga; Nair, P R R; Naidu, C Gajendra (2010-11)
      Though open distance learning system is considered to be highly potential system to address many issues faced by higher education, it need to fully utilize this potential to bring out changes keeping with the emerging ...
    • Defining Open Educational Resources (OER) Indicators for National Adoption and Impact 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11-15)
      Presented by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist - eLearning, Commonwealth of Learning, at UNESCO, Paris, 15 November 2016.
    • DEHub Launch 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-02-25)
      The DEHub Innovation in Distance Education Project is a unique initiative to develop a repository of cutting edge research in distance education; develop models of best practice that can be replicated in other jurisdictions ...

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky; Gruda, Michelle (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-02-24)
      Presented at Mobile Learning Week 2015, UNESCO (24 February 2015) held in Paris, France by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (co-written with Mr. Ricky Cheng and Ms. Michelle Gruda), Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Delivering Quality Education Through inclusive Teacher Professional Development Pedagogies in Kenya 

      Chege, Lydia; Juma, Samuel; Kiambati, Fridah; Wambua, Mutiso T (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      Delivery of quality and equitable inclusive education requires innovative approaches in teacher preparation. Transition of learners with disabilities to secondary schools and their retention therein has been impaired by ...
    • Delivery of Open and Distance Learning in Kenya: Demand and Quality Concerns 

      Nyerere, Jackline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Kenya has witnessed a rapid expansion in university education with the number of universities increasing by 320% in the last one decade to cater for high demand. The response to this expansion has been the need for more ...
    • Delivery of Training Programmes: Changing Design 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-03-25)
      With a few exceptions, education, as it is currently practised, has undergone little change from the traditions of some nine centuries ago. Yet, there is a strong body of evidence and advocacy that is emerging, and which ...
    • Democratising Education through Open Education Resources (OER): The Commonwealth Experience 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-23)
      The 3rd International Conference on e-Learning "Optimizing and Empowering Online Education" 23-24 November 2011, Bandung, Indonesia Democratising Education Through Open Education Resources (OER): The Commonwealth Experience ...
    • Democratising Higher Education through OER - What are the Possibilities? 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-06-07)
      International Conference on Science and Technology for Economic Diversification, Trinidad & Tobago, 7 June 2013, Democratising Higher Education through OER: What are the Possibilities? by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth ...
    • Democratising Higher Education through Open Education Resources: From Commitment to Action 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-12-13)
      I will first look at the context of higher education and some of the initiatives that have been taken to democratise education. I will then bring you some examples of how OER are being harnessed to increase access, improve ...
    • Democratising higher education: the ignou initiatives 

      Padhi, Nayantara (2010-11)
      Starting with two courses and 4,000 students in 1985, IGNOU has reached the ladder of success being the world’s largest mega university, most diverse and inclusive institution offering over 3500 courses and catering to ...