• Asa Briggs Lecture: Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12)
      Asa Briggs Lecture presented by Mr. Alan Tait, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Learning for Development, Commonwealth of Learning, Professor, Distance Education and Development, Open University, United Kingdom, at the Seventh ...
    • Doctoral Study and Research Degrees: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online doctoral and research degree programmes, providing an overview of their structures and recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer them online. ...
    • Editorial 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      In a world crowded by journals, what is the need for a new one? The worlds of education and development live two separate lives, and educators in particular too often limit their interest to the educational systems within ...
    • Engineering Education: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online engineering programmes and their structures, and provides recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer this programme online. // The information ...
    • From the Emeritus Editor… 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      It is difficult for educators to immerse themselves in development thinking and recognise how education contributes as more than a ‘thing in itself’, but as one of an array of crucial streams of activity for human and ...
    • MOOCs: The Consequences for Learning and Teaching in Credit Bearing Programmes 

      Hatzipanagos; Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      This paper reports on work undertaken in 2017 and 2018 for the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of the University of London. We explored the impact on practice in learning and teaching for academic practitioners and ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Selected Case Studies 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997)
      This publication marks the first collection to emerge from the work of the COL/ICDE quality assurance research group, chaired jointly by Jocelyn Calvert (Deakin University) and Alan Tait (UK Open University). It consists ...