• Quality Assurance for Open Educational Resources: What’s the difference? (Pre-print) 

      Mishra, Sanjaya; Kanwar, Asha (2015-06)
      The emergence of Open Educational Resources (OERs) movement has been adopted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as one of the ways to promote access to quality educational materials in the developing countries of the ...
    • Quality Assurance in Asian Open and Distance Learning: Policies and Implementation 

      Darojat, Ojat; Nilson, Michelle; Kauffman, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015)
      Open universities have emerged as an innovative pillar in the expansion of access to higher education participation, with single-mode distance education providers broadening access in many countries through economies of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Symposium Papers 

      Deshpande, Prakash M; Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      This collection of essays is part of two approaches to dealing with the issue of quality assurance in distance education. The first approach arises from the agreement on research signed at the sixteenth world congress of ...
    • Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning 

      Kirkpatrick, Denise (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Assuring the quality of education provision is a fundamental aspect of gaining and maintaining credibility for programmes, institutions and national systems of higher education worldwide. Despite a long and generally ...
    • Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 005 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian Development Bank, 1999)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pleased to provide this toolkit for your use and we sincerely hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone planning and conducting training ...
    • Quality Assurance Rubric for Blended Learning 

      Perris, Kirk; Mohee, Romeela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020)
      This innovative tool has been designed to support individuals and institutions in the development of blended learning courses. It covers eight categories and supporting quality elements that can be used to benchmark the ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Non-formal education takes place both within and outside educational institutions. It caters to all ages and spans adult literacy, basic education, life skills, work skills and health promotion. This new COL publication ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open Schools 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      Open schooling is becoming increasingly prevalent in many developing countries. Enrolment numbers are rising rapidly, particularly at the secondary school level. But quality assurance remains limited. Open schooling must ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Teacher Education Institutions (QATTEI): Guidelines 

      Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India, 2007-10)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit: Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes 

      Coomaraswamy, Uma; Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      The massification of higher education in many countries is placing tremendous pressure on higher education institutions (HEIs) to open up their doors to increasing numbers of students as demand for access to higher education ...
    • Quality Assurance: Good Practices in ODL in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Mohee, Romeela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-04)
      This publication contributes to the debate surrounding Quality Assurance in higher education, highlighting good practices in the context of distance and blended learning in Southern African universities. The case studies ...
    • Quality in MOOCs: Surveying the Terrain 

      Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)
      The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws ...
    • Quality Indicators for Teacher Education 

      Menon, Mohan; Rama, K; Lakshmi, T K S; Bhat, Vasant D (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • The Regional Community of Practice (CoP) Quality Assurance Guidelines in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03)
      The guidelines are intended for institutions to conduct quality reviews of their Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses. Member of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)’s Regional Community of Practice for Quality Assurance ...
    • Setting Standards, Maintaining Quality: Quality Assurance Policies for Open Schooling 

      Cameron, Lesley (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-07)
      For ODL to be successful and credible, and for learners to gain maximum benefit from it, it must be recognised as delivering consistently high-standard teaching and learning. That requires quality assurance (QA) and ...
    • Toolkit for Key Employability Indicators for National Qualification Agencies 

      Mohee, Romeela; Putty-Rogbeer, Kalyani (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020)
      This toolkit demonstrates the utilisation of Key Employability Indicators (KEIs) through which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as well as National Quality Assurance Agencies (NQAAs) will be able to monitor employability ...
    • Towards a Culture of Quality 

      Koul, Badri N; Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006)
      The title Towards a Culture of Quality indicates that this third publication on the theme of quality in the COL Perspectives on Distance Education series widens the discussion beyond external quality assurance processes ...