• Baseline-Endline Report: Reaching the Unreached (RtU) through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan 

      Ferreira, Frances; Cruz, Charisse; Smith, Kristina (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-01)
      This report documents the baseline–endline study by the GIRLS Inspire team’s Reaching the Unreached project to examine the implications of skills training and education for women’s and girls’ empowerment and sustainable ...
    • COL's Open Schooling Initiative 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      COL is helping to increase access to quality education while increasing student achievement by providing teachers in developing countries with new technologies, tools and skills. COL's Open Schooling initiatives include: ...
    • GIRLS Inspire Final Report: Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Through Open, Distance and Technology-Based Education 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07-12)
      This is the final report to Global Affairs Canada (GAC) on the three-year GIRLS Inspire–CEFM project, which concluded on 31 March 2019. It provides an evidence-based narrative of progress made towards the achievement of ...
    • OCL4Ed Frances Ferreira Welcome Video 

      Ferreira, Frances (2012-12)
      A short video welcoming participants to session 5: What license should I use for open educational resources I create? of the Open Content Licensing for Educators (OCL4Ed) event. Session 5: 13-14 Dec 2012. Duration 5:29
    • Open Schooling in the 21st Century 

      Abrioux, Dominique A M X; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      The expansion of secondary education is now the world’s most pressing educational challenge. This carefully prepared and thoroughly researched book should inspire policy-makers and educational planners to explore how open ...
    • Open Schooling with Open Educational Resources: Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities 

      Ferreira, Frances; Gauthier, Cindy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      Over the past decade, open educational resources (OER) have gained considerable traction as a means to overcome many serious educational barriers worldwide. The OER movement began in the technology sector, where open source ...
    • Open Schooling: Broadening Access to Learning Opportunities 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014)
      In this video, Mrs. Frances J. Ferreira, Education Specialist, Open Schooling, Commonwealth of Learning, presents COL's Open Schooling Programme Initiative. 2014
    • Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) Through Open, Distance and Technology-Based Education: Progress Report #4 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-10-09)
      Driven by Canada’s strong efforts to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), COL launched the GIRLS Inspire – CEFM project in 2016. The vision of GIRLS Inspire is a society wherein women and girls are economically ...
    • Video Series for Open Education Week 

      Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-03)
      COL videos prepared for Open Education Week, 5 - 10 March 2012 (Worldwide): 1) Getting Governments to Back OERs: A joint COL-UNESCO project; Sir John Daniel (duration: 5:36) // 2) Mission Accomplished: What Next?; Frances ...
    • Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning and Development 

      Kanwar, Asha; Ferreira, Frances; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      This book could not have come at a better time. Many women in Commonwealth Member States continue to face great challenges of severe discrimination and violence. Education is one means of equipping women to deal with this ...