• Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, which began at the turn of the millennium, was motivated by the ideal that knowledge is the common wealth of humankind and should be freely shared. Most institutions that decided ...
    • Exploring the Potential of Online Courses to Develop Capacity for Sustainable Development 

      Mercier, Jean-Roger (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      A small team of independent entrepreneurs has developed two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), in French, on sustainable development that attracted, respectively, 250+ and 150+ participants. This article describes the ...
    • External Evaluation of the 2012–2015 Three-Year Plan 

      Kemp, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
      1.1 This evaluation was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), according to the Terms of Reference (see Annex 2). The two consultants who undertook the evaluation were Neil Kemp and Glen Farrell, selected ...
    • External Review Toolkit for ODL and eLearning Courses 

      Smulders, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-04)
      This document or “toolkit” serves a few key purposes. First, it seeks to help those involved in the Open Educational Resource (OER) course development process do their work according to a few important underlying ...
    • The Facilitation of the Transfer of Learning Materials Manual 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1999)
      This manual provides practical advice to producers and users in selling, transferring, purchasing and acquiring materials. It is designed to facilitate the inter-institutional negotiation processes between producers and ...
    • Factors for Success in Dual Mode Institutions 

      Hope, Andrea (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
      The objectives of this study are to present an overview of international practice in dual mode universities in 2005, and by analyzing what works well, what doesn’t and why, to develop a Best Practice Framework. We hope ...
    • 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 ...
    • Faculty Members’ Communication Needs with Regards to Technology 

      Uzorka, Afam (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-03-18)
      Educators are interested in the impact of technology on education and are supported by regulatory bodies promoting technology standards, recruiters seeking teachers with technology skills, legislated technology in the ...
    • Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan 

      Mitra, Sushmita (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ...
    • Field Trials of Aptus Prototype: An overview of results from 15 countries 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-07)
      Aptus is a server with its own WiFi router. It can be deployed in areas with no access to grid electricity or data connectivity, and the users (with Tablets, smart phones or Laptops) can access several thousand Open ...
    • Final Report of the Review of the Telematic Learning Programmes at the Potchefstroom University of Christian Higher Education (PUCHE) 

      Rumble, Greville; Hope, Andrea; Thelkeld, Robert; Kirkwood, Jannette; Lubisi, R Cassius (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001-12)
      In August 2001, on recommendation from Sir John Daniel, Assistant Director General (Education) at UNESCO and former Vice-Chancellor of the UK Open University, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) situated in Vancouver, Canada ...
    • Flexible Skills Development Monitoring & Evaluation 

      Tyrer, Rod (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      The main purpose for monitoring the Flexible Skills Development activity is for formative and summative input to FSD activity planning and implementation. FSD is a new activity which employs a blend of capacity building ...
    • Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: Pillagers or Preceptors? 

      Marshall, Stewart; Brandon, Ed; Thomas, Michael; Kanwar, Asha; Lyngra, Tove (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) will not help developing countries unless it is accessible, available, affordable, relevant and of acceptable quality. Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: ...
    • Foreword 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      'Learning for Development’ is the overarching theme of the Commonwealth of Learning’s work. The recent Education for All, Global Monitoring Report 2013 also emphasizes the centrality of teaching and learning for development. ...
    • Fostering Digital Education among Teachers and Learners in Sri Lankan Schools 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Weerakoon, W.M.S. (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme provides a framework for fostering digital education for lifelong learning by developing digital education leaders. The Faculty of Education ...
    • Fostering Governmental Support for OER Internationally 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      COL and UNESCO have embarked on an initiative that aims to encourage more governments to adopt policies that include OER. This initiative seeks to advance the ideal of making educational resources developed with public ...
    • Fostering Rapid Institution-wide Curricular Change in Response to COVID-19 

      Werth, Eric; Williams, Katherine; Werth, Lori (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      To aid students during COVID-19, the University of Pikeville transitioned all undergraduate classes to no-cost alternatives for course textbooks. Additionally, the academic calendar was modified for the first time in the ...
    • Foundation Level Workplace Training Programmes 

      Alkema, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This paper outlines the scale of the adult literacy and numeracy issue in New Zealand and describes a policy intervention designed to upskill employees in workplaces to help resolve the issue for them. This is the Workplace ...
    • From Innocence to Experience: the Politics and Projects of Cross-border Higher Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Springer, 2008)
      Many developing countries are struggling to increase access to higher education (HE) since their Age Participation Rates (APRs) are well below the level that the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...
    • From Learning to Empowerment: A Study of Smallholder Farmers in South West Uganda 

      Carr, Alexis; Tenywa, Moses; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The relationship between education and empowerment has been widely debated in development literature. In recent times, social capital and community-centric learning have been increasingly recognized as important variables ...