• Acquiring Accreditation in Distance Learning 

      Kilfoil, Wendy R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In the higher education community, distance education (DE) has been perceived as not being as good as contact education or as a last resort. Actually, it is just a different way of delivering education and is often the ...
    • Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning 

      Wright, Clayton R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In face-to-face education, instructors are present to guide the instructional/ learning process. In distance education (DE) instructors and students are separated and instructors have limited opportunity to observe, ...
    • Analysing Costs/Benefits for Distance Education Programmes 

      Rumble, Greville (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Through cost analysis you can find out how much something actually costs, set a budget, determine a price and compare the costs of different options. In distance education, the main areas are:- Correspondence systems based ...
    • Assistive Technologies: Inclusive Teaching Guidelines for Educators 

      Ramsamy-Iranah, Sabrina D.; Maguire, Martin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-09)
      In education, assistive technologies include devices or services that increase learners’ independence, participation or achievement to ensure that they reach their full potential. This guide describes how educators using ...
    • Audio/Audioconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Macmullen, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Whilst the latest generation of distance education has brought us a dizzying array of high tech,computer-based education technology and information saturation via the internet, simple audio and audioconferencing technologies ...
    • Blended Course Learnability Evaluation Checklist 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018)
      This blended course learnability evaluation checklist can be used for measuring the quality of the course. It can be used as a developmental tool by the teachers developing the blended course.
    • A Blueprint and Toolkit for School-Based Teacher Development: Secondary 

      Moon, Bob (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      Developed by Bob Moon, this Blueprint and Toolkit provides the guidance and supporting resources for a programme of around 12–15 weeks’ duration and includes a detailed framework that can be adapted to the context of a ...
    • Checklist for Addressing Gender-related Barriers to ICTs 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)
      Use this checklist when designing and implementing projects using ICTs to ensure that your project is accessible to both women and men. By putting strategies in place to address the following barriers you will increase ...
    • Checklist for the Development of Gender-Responsive Learning Materials 

      Wong, Rosanne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
    • Collaboration Guide for COLCommons.org 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-06)
      This document provides the details about Commonwealth of Learning’s new learning platform (https://colcommons.org/) and presents guidelines for institutional collaboration to adopt the courses and develop courses to be ...
    • Commonwealth Countries on Copyright Matters in Education 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-05)
      Guideline Document on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions
    • Copyright and Open Educational Resources 

      Prabhala, Achal (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Open Educational Resources (OERs) are characterised by the fact that their copyright scope is limited by means of an open content license. The “all rights reserved” model of traditional copyright is replaced with a more ...
    • Copyright Audit 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006-11)
      In view of the contemporary scenario where a complex arrangement of international treaties and agreements govern intellectual property, and where countries are under pressure to adopt stricter copyright laws through Free ...
    • Creating, Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

      McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning resources available on the Internet. OER can be openly licensed or in the public domain, and can be used or reused for free. They can exist in many formats: text (either ...
    • Designing and Implementing Micro-Credentials: A Guide for Practitioners 

      Rossiter, Darien; Tynan, Belinda (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      Many organisations are experimenting with micro-credentials, while others are emerging to collect, publish and offer credentials. The decision to engage with these new forms of credentials will be influenced by many factors, ...
    • Designing Online Learning 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The Internet has simultaneously captured the imagination and interest of the world's educators. What drives this interest? Increasing demands for education, training and skills upgrading, a shift from a labour-intensive ...
    • Developing Library and Information Services for Distance Education 

      Watson, Elizabeth F (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Distance education (DE) has revolutionised and democratised the delivery and accessibility of education, and has also changed how critical support services, such as library and information service, are provided. This guide ...
    • Editing Distance Education Materials 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Distance education materials take a learner-centred approach rather than the traditionally content-centred approach of textbooks. The key is the student. Learners need to become involved and motivated by the materials and ...
    • Establishing Copyright Procedure in Distance Education 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      In distance education (DE), copyright procedures must be established for any activity that concerns materials. This involves integrating resources, systems, contracts, procedures and information across a number of departments ...
    • 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 ...