• A Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Nkwenti, Michael N; Tladi, Lekopanye (Athabasca University Press, 2018-04)
      Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in the sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). The ...
    • Connections (vol. 21, no. 1)  

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Askounis, Helen; Sheldon, Dania (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03)
      COL Newsletter published March 2016.
    • Developing Regional OER Guidelines in Botswana: Consultant's Report 

      Tladi, Lekopanye (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      The work involved preparing draft OER guidelines catering to regional requirements; building awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocating the necessity and benefits of a provincial OER ...
    • Developing Regional OER Guidelines in Cameroon: Consultant's Report 

      Nkwenti, Michael N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-01)
      The work involved preparing draft OER guidelines catering to regional requirements; building awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocating the necessity and benefits of a regional OER policy ...
    • Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on ...
    • Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners (Bengali Version) 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)
      The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on ...
    • Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners (Sinhala Version) 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07)
      The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on ...
    • 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 ...
    • Interactive Learning Objects: Toolkit for Teachers and Learners 

      Okewole, John T (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017)
      This toolkit introduces Scratch to an audience with little or no prior understanding in software programming. Scratch by design accepts every level of proficiency into the programming field, and this toolkit enables the ...
    • OER Capacity Building - Yaba College of Technology 

      Deurwaarder, J M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07)
      The workshop was held at the Academic Board Chamber of YCT from May 18-25, 2016 with approximately 50 participants. By the end of the input, it was expected that YCT would have a set of blueprints and good quality learning ...
    • OER Capacity Building – The Open University of Sri Lanka 

      Kamal, Mostafa A (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-07)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) organized a capacity building workshop on the use/reuse of OER in ODL course development for academic staff of OUSL on February ...
    • OER Mainstreaming in Tonga 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Uys, Philippus M; Fifita, Seilosehina (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), 2019-02)
      In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points Meeting, Commonwealth of ...
    • Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016 

      Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions ...
    • Provincial OER Policy Development, Sri Lanka - Consultant Report 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-08)
      The work involved preparing a draft OER policy framework catering to Provincial requirements; build awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocate the necessity and benefits of a provincial OER ...
    • A report on the Re-use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER): An Exploration of Technologies Available 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are a relatively new phenomenon which is fast gaining academic credibility as well as the attention of policy makers on a global scale. With increased funding by governmental and non-governmental ...