• Making Digital Assessment Count: Designing for Engagement, Integrity and Authenticity 

      Beukes-Amiss, Maggy; Haynes Brown, Tashane; Moore, Schontal; Makoe, Mpine; Skidmore, James; Veletsianos, George; Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2022-03)
      Covid-19 has prompted teachers to capitalise on the unique attributes of the online classroom and discover new ways to not only engage their online learners but also assess them. This publication shows that at the heart ...
    • Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries 

      Patru, Mariana; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06)
      The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access to ...
    • Managing for Electronic Networking 

      Haughey, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Post-secondary educational institutions are under increasing pressure for change. Some governments want institutions to produce increased numbers of science and technology graduates for the knowledge management economy. ...
    • Managing Student Records in Distance Education 

      Randell, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Records can tell stories about diverse groups of students that help institutions provide a continuously improving, quality learning experience. Sophisticated databases for student record management now make it possible to ...
    • Marketing and branding of open and distance learning 

      Farrell, Glen (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      Open and distance learning (ODL) has evolved over the last century, but the ways in which its benefits are marketed to students and other stakeholders have remained relatively unchanged. The benefits are still relevant but ...
    • Mass Tertiary Education in the Developing World: Distant Prospect or Distinct Possibility? 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-06)
      In the coming decades the global profile of tertiary education will be transformed by the multiplication and growth of institutions in the developing world. Age participation rates in tertiary education are below 10% in ...
    • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on MOOCs: Course Evaluation 

      Perris, Kirk (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015)
      The MOOC on MOOCs course offered jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT‐K), and the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP), in the fall, 2014, had ...
    • May the Fourth Be with you: Creating Education 4.0 

      Salmon, Gilly (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      The paper looks back across dominant ways of delivering Higher Education until the present day and then looks forward. There is an approximate continuum described from Education 1.0 through 2.0 to 3.0. Education is mapped ...
    • Measuring Empowerment Toolkit: Using the Commonwealth of Learning's Three-Dimensional Empowerment Framework 

      Carr, Alexis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This toolkit is designed for development practitioners, government officials, academics, monitoring and evaluation specialists, and researchers who are interested in measuring empowerment. It includes a framework for ...
    • Mediated Authentic Video: A Flexible Tool Supporting a Developmental Approach to Teacher Education 

      Stutchbury, Kris; Woodwardh, Clare (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
      You Tube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It ...
    • Message for the ICDE Inspiration Webinar and Seminar 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-05)
      A video message delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for the International Council on Distance Education (ICDE) Inspiration Webinar and Seminar, May 2017.
    • Message from the President of COL for International Women's Day (IWD) 2015 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-03)
      A transcript and video link to a video message published for International Women's Day 2015. Presented by Prof. Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Message on the Launch of the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-02-15)
      Video message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on the launch of the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica on February 15, 2017.
    • A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Parental Involvement on Students’ Academic Achievement 

      Erdem, Cahit; Kaya, Metin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      This study aims to examine the effect of parental involvement on students’ academic achievement at pre-school, elementary and secondary levels by using the meta-analysis method with respect to home-based and school-based ...
    • Mid-term Outcome Evaluation of Technology-Enabled Learning Initiative 

      Mukhopadhyay, Marmar (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)
      Technology-Enabled Learning of SYP 2015-21 comprises four projects sequenced in macro-meso-micro continuum from Pan-Commonwealth to national to institutional to course levels. This mid-term evaluation indicates a very ...
    • Mobile Language Learning Innovation Inspired by Migrants 

      Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive ...
    • Mobile Learning in Developing Countries 

      Traxler, John; Kukulska-Julme, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Mobile learning, or m-learning, is a personal, unobtrusive, spontaneous, “anytime, anywhere” way to learn and to access educational tools and material that enlarges access to education for all. It reinforces learners’ sense ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mobile Learning: Challenges for Teachers of Indian Open Universities 

      Awadhiya, Ashish K; Miglani, Anshu (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      “Mobile Learning” (m-Learning) has emerged as a trend in the field of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It is removing the time and geographical barriers for learning by placing learning opportunities at the fingertips of ...
    • Mobile Learning: Readiness and Perceptions of Teachers of Open Universities of Commonwealth Asia 

      Miglani, Anshu; Awadhiya, Ashish K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      Integration of ‘Mobile Learning’ (m-learning) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) systems can play a crucial role in reducing the ‘Digital Divide’ and strengthening ‘Democratization of Education’ by providing quality ...