• 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, ...
    • Administrative Structures for Distance Education 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Commonwealth Secretariat, 1991)
      The purpose of this book is to help anyone considering the use of distance education and trying to decide how it should be organised. The acclaimed success of the world's 25+ open universities gives the impression that ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analysis of ICT Competencies Among Distance Learning Students in selected Study Centres of the National Open University of Nigeria 

      Amini, Moses; Oluyide, Oluwaseun (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      The research evaluated the ICT competencies of Distance learning students of the National Open University of Nigeria, as a pre-requisite for their effectiveness in a computer-based learning environment. 186 students (66 ...
    • Appraisal of Distance Education at the University of the West Indies: First Impressions 

      Renwick, William (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1991)
    • Assessment of the Zambia College of Distance Education (ZACODE) 

      Ellis, Justin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      This study was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Education, Zambia. The Commonwealth of Learning contracted Turning Points Consultancy CC, a Namibian company, who provided the services of Justin Ellis, to “carry ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • Book Review: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda 

      DeVries, Irwin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      As seen by Otto Peters in his foreword to this substantial volume, the early days of correspondence-based distance education garnered little attention from researchers. As distance education became more widely adopted and ...
    • Book Review: Transforming Universities with Digital Distance Education: The Future of Formal Learning 

      Olcott, D J (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      "Transforming universities with digital distance education: The future of formal learning" arrives at a timely demarcation point to consider the future for digital universities. The author provides an insightful and ...
    • Brave New Women of Asia: How Distance Education Changed Their Lives 

      Kanwar, Asha; Taplin, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The aim of this book of case studies is to inspire and encourage women to participate in open and distance learning. Going through the case studies, potential women learners will see that most of their reservations and ...
    • The Changing Faces of Virtual Education 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      This study is a report on some of the major developments that are influencing the evolution of virtual education. It examines not only the nature of these developments, but also the implications for the use of virtual ...
    • Colleges Reaching Out: Report on the Status of Distance Education in Canadian Colleges and Technical Institutes 

      McWilliams, Patricia (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1994)
      This report provides a "snap-shot" of the scope and breadth of distance education activities in the college sector in Canada. The first section presents the institutional and programming information collected through a ...
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      COL newsletter published July 1990
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      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1990-09)
      COL newsletter published September 1990.
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      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1995-06)
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      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-03)
      COL newsletter published March 1996
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      Wilson, Dave; Speirs, Karen (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02)
      COL newsletter published February 2006