• A Government Policy Development Template to Progress Effective Implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      This template is designed to help governments to review and develop key policy issues for implementing effective OER policy at national level.
    • Growing a Culture of Peace: A Case Study of the Matuaileoo Environment Trust Inc 

      Coghlan, Michael; Mead Richardson, Alison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      In October 2016, COL conducted a case study of the non-government organisation Matuaileoo Environmental Trust Inc (METI) in Apia, Samoa. METI has partnered with COL since 2014 in the strengthening of their community ...
    • A Guide for Implementing a Quality Assurance Institutional Review Tool for Blended Learning 

      Mohee, Romeela; Perris, Kirk (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-01)
      This guide and tool has been designed to support higher education institutions to review, or audit, their readiness to offer blended learning courses. Users of the guide and tool will benchmark their institution’s status ...
    • Guide to Blended Learning 

      Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Wilton, Dan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-11)
      The Guide to Blended Learning is an introduction using technology and distance education teaching strategies with traditional, face-to-face classroom activities. This Guide has been designed to assist teachers adopt blended ...
    • Guide to Developing Open Textbooks 

      Moore, Andrew; Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-09)
      This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; ...
    • Guide to Gender Responsive Learning Materials Development 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      This guide has been developed as a tool to enhance gender-equality considerations in learning materials. The publication is designed for writers and revisers who prepare and develop curricula, as well as educators responsible ...
    • A Guide to Integrating Employability in Higher Education Institutions: The Commonwealth of Learning's Employability Model 

      Mohee, Romeela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      A Guide to Integrating Employability in Higher Education Institutions is designed to support the implementation of the Commonwealth of Learning’s Employability Model in higher education institutions. The guide helps higher ...
    • A Guide to Virtual Universities for Policy-Makers 

      Richards, Griff (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-10)
      This guide aims to clarify the virtual university concept for policy-makers and provides a conceptual framework to establish virtual university. Information was gathered from a review of literature and an examination of ...
    • Guidelines & Template for the Development and Adaptation of Materials for the UNICEF-Commonwealth of Learning Child Friendly Schools Project 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010-04)
      The child-friendly schools project seeks to develop the capacity of teacher educators, Teacher Resource Centre (TRC) managers, and other education personnel on CFS. This involves the implementation of several activities, ...
    • Guidelines for Online Assessment for Educators 

      vd Westhuizen, Duan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This work starts with a brief overview of education in developing countries, to contextualise the use of the guidelines. Although this document is intended to be a practical tool, it is necessary to include some theoretical ...
    • Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2011)
      Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher ...
    • Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07)
      Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different ...
    • Guidelines on Distance Education during COVID-19 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05)
      Guidelines on Distance Education during COVID-19 offer policy advice and practical tips on the use of distance-education (DE) methods, tools and appropriate technology, and provide a road map for decision makers and ...
    • Guidelines on Open and Distance Learning for Youth and Adult Literacy 

      UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2021-10)
      Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy addresses a gap in literacy provision by presenting open and distance learning (ODL) principles and practices to illustrate how learning and education ...
    • Guidelines on the Development of Open Educational Resources Policies 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; Orr, Dominic; Janssen, Ben (UNESCO; Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-10)
      The publication provides guidelines and a systematic approach to develop and implement open educational resources policies in different contexts to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals 4. Using a six-stage ...
    • Handbook for the Commonwealth of Learning Review and Improvement Model (COL RIM) 

      George, Nancy; Donovan, Caroline; Plimmer, Geoff; Schmidt, Alison; Gatsha, Godson; Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-06)
      The COL RIM is for the use of management teams in post-secondary institutions. It specifically targets higher education decision makers at the institutional level. Any post-secondary education and training institution in ...
    • Harnessing OER to Develop Teachers: The Guyana Experience 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      The Ministry of Education in Guyana has prioritised increasing the number of qualified teachers by providing opportunities to both pre- and in-service teachers to gain relevant qualifications. This paper describes the ...
    • Harnessing OER to Drive Systemic Educational Change in Secondary Schooling 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      This paper reports on two action research projects which explored the challenge of determining the conditions under which use of OER can drive a transformative educational agenda in schooling systems. At St Peter’s College ...
    • Harnessing Technology to Learning: COL and the MDGs in Africa 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-10)
      Brochure detailing the Commonwealth of Learning’s support to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Africa.
    • Healthy Communities 

      Pringle, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014)
      In this video, Mr. Ian Pringle, Education Specialist, Media, Commonwealth of Learning, presents COL's Healthy Communities Programme Initiative.(Duration: 3:20) 2014