• Agriculture MOOCs: Learnings from Five AgMOOCs 

      Mishra, Gaurav (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      IIT Kanpur and the Commonwealth of Learning delivered five agriculture based massive open online courses (MOOCs). This report provides insights on learners’ feedback on the course pedagogy and its relevance, content, ...
    • An Analysis of Heutagogical Practices through Mobile Device Usage in a Teacher Training Programme in Malawi 

      Chimpololo, Andrew (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This paper analyses the mediation of heutagogical practices using mobile devices in a teacher training programme in Malawi. Existing literature suggests that the use of mobile devices facilitates the development of heutagogy, ...
    • Book Review: Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training 

      Pulist, S K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      The book primarily covers different mobile devices and technology being used; design and development of learning material compatible with the smart devices; and strategies for delivery of learning and training through these ...
    • Do Tablets and Aptus Contribute to Improved Learning Outcome? Results from an Applied Research Project in Swat Region, Pakistan 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Reach Out to Asia (Member of Qatar Foundation), 2016-04)
      This is a report of findings from the Project for Innovative Delivery of Education Using Mobile Technology, Pakistan. It contains an analysis of results of activities under collaborative project of the Commonwealth of ...
    • Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe 

      Hirtz, Sandy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);BCcampus, 2008)
      Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary ...
    • 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 ...
    • Increasing Access through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed; Tsinakos, Avgoustos (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2014)
      As the use of mobile technology increases around the world, there is growing interest in its use in education and training. This is especially true in developing countries, where citizens are acquiring mobile technology ...
    • Increasing Access to Education for All Through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-10)
      Mobile technology use has increased faster than that of any other technology in our history, and developing countries have the fastest growth rate of mobile technology acquisition. Mobile Web usage is expected to double ...
    • Informal Lifelong Learning for Development in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study from the Margins into the Mainstream 

      Kidu, Carol (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      This article traces the impact of the Ginigoada Foundation on the educational development of thousands of children and adults in Papua New Guinea (PNG). // Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea (PNG), had been ...
    • Introduction: Policies and Practice EDITORIAL 

      Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This issue has a particular focus on policy: authors explore the relationship between policy and research (Traxler); the importance of having appropriate policies in place (Awadhiya & Miglani; Nkuyubwatsi; Bose) and new ...
    • Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives 

      Tamim, Rana M; Borokhovski, Eugene; Pickup, David; Bernard, Robert M (2015-05)
      A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply ...
    • Learning with Community Media: Stories from the Commonwealth and Latin America 

      Pringle, Ian; Mittal, Ekta; Valdes, Monica (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Without dialogue there is no communication, and without communication there can be no true education. – Paulo Freire Community media, from conventional radio or video to new online or digital media forms, have unique, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mobile Technologies in Open Schools 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      Preface (extract)- This book is encouraging evidence that the open schooling community is planning proactively for its future. Mobile technology — particularly mobile phones — will one day be part of the furniture of open ...
    • Open and Distance Learning: Key Terms and Definitions 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05)
      This document identifies and defines several key terms related to Open and Distance Learning (ODL). Terms and definitions are current as of May 2020.