• The 6th Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning Access: Access & Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives 

      Tharoor, Shashi; Seelig, Caroline; Maharey, Steve; Sinha, Chetna; Kanwar, Asha; Pillai, Rajasekharan; Daniel, John; Ali, Anuwar (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Includes: 1. Asa Briggs lecture (Duration: 53:13. Speaker: Dr. Shashi Tharoor) 2.Inaugural Session - The Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (Duration:1:08:38) 3. Dr. Caroline Seelig on Skill Development ...
    • Access and Success: What are the Links? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-25)
      Our theme is Access & Success in Learning. This reflects our conviction that it is no longer enough – and it never was enough – to pride ourselves on the role of open and distance methods in widening access to learning. ...
    • Asa Briggs Lecture 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12)
      Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 4 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Mr. Alan Tait, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Learning for Development, Commonwealth of Learning, Professor, ...
    • Asa Briggs Lecture: Re-drawing the Map of Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-27)
      Presented by Sir John Daniel, former President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 27 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Can Open Learning Transform Society? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-16)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU), 16 December 2017, Guwahati, India. Co-written with Dr. K Balasabramanian, Vice ...
    • Celebrating Open Schooling 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-06-20)
      Video introduction, Conference of the Papua New Guinea Association for Distance Education (PNGADE), Divine Word University, Madang, Papua New Guinea, 20 June 2011, Celebrating Open Schooling, Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth ...
    • COL's Open Schooling Initiative 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      COL is helping to increase access to quality education while increasing student achievement by providing teachers in developing countries with new technologies, tools and skills. COL's Open Schooling initiatives include: ...
    • A Critical Look at Policy Environment for Opening up Public Higher Education in Rwanda 

      Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values ...
    • Curating to Creating: An open pedagogy for Quality Learning 

      Okewole, John T; Knokh, Irene (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Teachers have a couple of things to resolve before taking a class. One of it links the teacher with learners - pedagogy is the connecting factor, the lifeline between a teacher and the body of learners. Pedagogy is the ...
    • Distance Education and Open Learning in Africa: What Works or Does Not Work 

      Kinyanjui, Peter E (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-05)
      This brief paper attempts to summarise the main lessons learnt in the process of establishing open learning and distance education systems in Africa. It focuses on what has or has not worked well, and proposes some measures ...
    • Distance Education Today: Reflections and Perceptions 

      Tynan, Belinda; Naidu, Som (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      Prof. Belinda Tynan, University of New England in conversation with Prof. Som Naidu, Charles Sturt University at the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6), Kochi, India, November 2010. Ten video conversations ...
    • Editorial: Open Education, Open Educational Practice and the Concept of Openness: Issues and Challenges 

      Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)
      All the articles in this issue contribute to the debates surrounding Open Education, including Open Universities, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
    • Editorial: The Open Education Movement: How Can We Realize its Full Potential? 

      Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)
      Great claims have been made about the potential of the Open Education movement to extend accessible and relevant educational opportunities to all. But how far does the reality of Open Educational Practice match these ...
    • Expanding Higher Education for the 21st Century: How Can We Expand Open Learning? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-10-12)
      I shall begin with the need to expand higher education. This is well-trodden ground so I shall be brief. After that I shall look at two trends that are contributing to the expansion of higher education and open learning ...
    • Global Trends in Distance Learning: A Broad Overview 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-02-11)
      It gives me enormous pleasure to attend this meeting today and share with you some thoughts on the environment, issues, challenges, opportunities and practise of higher distance and open education around us. I do not wish ...
    • The Greening of Open Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-10)
      Transcript of speech delivered during the Visit to the Green Campus, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kalyani, India, 10 February 2006. Presented by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Higher Education: Open for Innovation? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-03-23)
      In the first part of the lecture I will show how, despite its traditional resistance to change, there have been important new developments in higher education in the last fifty years. The most important developments have ...
    • Implementing Multimedia Content Development Strategy in Open Schooling: The Experience of the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) 

      Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL); Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      This manual was produced as a direct outcome of a Commonwealth of Learning (COL) funded project on capacity building in the production of multimedia learning resources in the context of open schooling. NAMCOL’s interest ...
    • Initiatives for Seamless Learning: International Conference on Promotion of Open Schooling 

      National Institute of Open Schooling; Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      The emergence of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System has been a phenomenal evolution in the history of educational development towards the later half of the twentieth century. While the conventional system continues ...
    • Motivations, Achievements, and Challenges of Self-Directed Informal Learners in Open Educational Environments and MOOCs 

      Bonk, Curtis J; Lee, Mimi M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) related ...