• Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: Some Reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson; Lesperance, John; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-12)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a speech given at the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Malaysia, 12 February 2015. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr. Godson ...
    • Advancing Research in ODL: Where are the Missing Links? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-10-28)
      Transcript and presentation slides from the Opening Keynote at the 28th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Hong Kong, China, 28 October 2014. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, and co-written ...
    • Book Review: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda 

      DeVries, Irwin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      As seen by Otto Peters in his foreword to this substantial volume, the early days of correspondence-based distance education garnered little attention from researchers. As distance education became more widely adopted and ...
    • Business Research: An Introduction 

      Carbol, Barry; Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC); Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-12)
      This Business Research course is designed to prepare future entrepreneurs to employ research methods to gather, collate, and analyze business data that is important to the success of their business venture. Upon completion ...
    • Corporate Policy: Research 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-03)
      This document specifies a broad policy to promote and inform research endeavors at COL.
    • Editorial: Researching Technology-Enabled Teaching, Learning and Training 

      Panda, Santosh (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      In a recent publication, Mishra and Panda (2020) reasserted ‘policy-capacity-technology’ as a theory of change model in effective implementation of technology-enabled learning (TEL), and at the same time underlined “to ...
    • Exploring the Use of Tweets and Word Clouds as Strategies in Educational Research 

      Cooshna-Naik, Dorothy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2022-03-19)
      This paper presents personal insights and discussions on the exploration of specific strategies which relate to data collection and analysis used to support the focus group discussion data collection and preliminary analysis ...
    • Factors Inhibiting Sports Lecturer’s Publication Productivity in International Journals 

      Hanief, Yulingga Nanda; Haqiyah, Aridhotul; Winarno, Mashuri Eko; Pratama, Budiman Agung; Sinulingga, Albadi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-11-19)
      Scientific publication is an essential part of research dissemination, irrespective of the productivity effects on lecturers' careers. Therefore, this study aims to determine the internal and external factors inhibiting ...
    • Forum on Open Schooling for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Fentiman, Alicia (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      In response to the growing demand and commitment to primary education, there has been an increase in the number of children who complete primary school throughout subSaharan Africa. The success in increasing completion ...
    • GO-GN: Lessons in Building an Open Research Community 

      Weller, Martin; Farrow, Robert; Pitt, Beck (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      Whilst the range and amount of published OER research has increased over the past few years the OER research community is, in academic terms, still a relatively new area of interest. It is also an area which is often ...
    • Impact of Open Textbook Adoption at Antigua State College 

      EMARGE Ed. Consultants (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-06-20)
      ​A research report on adoption of OER at Antigua State College, Antigua and Barbuda. Indicates moderate saving for the learners and improved leanring due to use of OER.
    • Innovation, Research and Practice: the State of (eLearning) Reasearch in Higher Education 

      Bullen, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-08-28)
      Presented at the International Conference on Educational Research, 28 August 2013, Organized by the Educational Research Network of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico by Dr. Mark Bullen, Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • Mobile Learning Research: the Focus for Policy-Makers 

      Traxler, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      Mobile learning has moved in the last decade from being a small, scattered research interest to being viewed by many international agencies as a way of delivering their humanitarian missions to the developing contexts of ...
    • Monitoring and Reflecting on the Impact of Quality Assurance Interventions through Action Research: A Case of CODeL at the University of Namibia 

      Haipinge, Erkkie; Beukes-Amiss, Maggy; Uunona, Gabriel (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is an important method of delivering Higher Education in Namibia due to its massive geographical dispersion. ODL is seen in Namibia as “an approach to learning that focuses on freeing ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Costs and Economics of Open and Distance Learning (B3 Handbook) 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      Why cost ODL? Because there are sensible questions, that affect policy and affect people’s lives, about educational costs, which the researcher and manager often needs to answer.
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Doing Educational Research and Evaluation in ODL (A1 Module) 

      Alan, Woodley (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      In this module you will be introduced to an overview of educational research and evaluation in open and distance learning (ODL). We shall start by looking at the idea of ‘practitioner research’, since that is the type of ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Getting and Analysing Qualitative Data (A4 Module) 

      Walker, Rob (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      In this module I take the view that research methodology is primarily concerned with questions of judgement in the use and application of skills in relation to opportunities. In practice there are almost always several ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Guidelines for Tutoring the PREST Online Course 

      Higgison, Carol (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      In order to assist tutors in the tutoring of PREST Online, we created a short Moodle tutorial "Guidelines for Tutoring PREST Online course". This is a tutorial for tutors, not a PREST course. Feel free to add to this ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Measuring Outcomes (B2 Handbook) 

      Potter, Charles (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      The aims of this handbook are to review methods by which you can establish: - Whether programmes achieve their objectives. - The importance of outcomes in programmes. - Through contact with different stakeholders in ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Mixed Research Methods (A5 Module) 

      Spratt, Christine; Walker, Rob; Robinson, Bernadette (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      You will be familiar with the ideas of quantitative and qualitative studies (see Modules A3 and A4). Indeed, you may have a strong preference for one of these approaches. In this unit we are going to look at mixed-method ...