• 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 ...
    • A Critical Look at Policy Environment for Opening up Public Higher Education in Rwanda 

      Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      Policies play a critical role in the implementation of open, distance education and opening up higher education. To encourage participation of different stakeholders in related practices, policies may need to embody values ...
    • 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 ...
    • Future Proofing Higher Education in the Pacific with Open and Flexible Learning 

      Naidu, Som; Roberts, Keith J (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)
      Affordable access to higher education is a major challenge for small Pacific island nations. The University of the South Pacific which is owned and governed by twelve island nations in this region plays a special role in ...
    • Guidelines on Distance Education during COVID-19 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05)
      Guidelines on Distance Education during COVID-19 offer policy advice and practical tips on the use of distance-education (DE) methods, tools and appropriate technology, and provide a road map for decision makers and ...
    • Guidelines on the Development of Open Educational Resources Policies 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; Orr, Dominic; Janssen, Ben (UNESCO; Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-10)
      The publication provides guidelines and a systematic approach to develop and implement open educational resources policies in different contexts to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals 4. Using a six-stage ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • OER Policy - Provincial Ministries of Education Sri Lanka 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07)
      The purpose of this policy is to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning in the school education system in Sri Lanka. In doing so, the ...
    • Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice 

      Glennie, Jenny; Harley, Ken; Butcher, Neil; van Wyk, Trudi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Section for Higher Education (UNESCO), 2012)
      In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications ...
    • Open Educational Resources Policy for Higher Education in Nigeria 

      Agbu, Jane-Frances O; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-10)
      This report makes a case for open educational resources (OER) in Nigeria and presents a draft OER policy for higher education in Nigeria. In its simplest form, OER are any “educational resources (including curriculum maps, ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016-04)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide ...
    • Policies Regulating the Assignments of the Bachelor of Education Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A Case Study 

      Bose, Sutapa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its ...
    • A Policy Brief on MOOCs 

      Porter, David; Beale, Russell (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
      A MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course that normally requires no prior qualifications for entry, can be accessed by anyone who has an Internet connection, and includes large or very large numbers of ...
    • Policy for Open and Distance Learning 

      Perraton, Hilary; Lentell, Helen (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 2003)
      What policy issues need to be addressed when planning and implementing open and distance learning? Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning ...
    • 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 ...
    • Regional OER Guidelines: Botswana 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      The purpose of these Guidelines are to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources, to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning among students and teachers in the different Regions of the ...
    • Regional OER Guidelines: Cameroon 

      Nkwenti, Michael N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-01)
      The purpose of these Guidelines are to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources, to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning among students and teachers in the different Regions of the ...
    • Regional OER Guidelines: Cameroon (French) 

      Nkwenti, Michael N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-01)
      The purpose of these Guidelines are to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources, to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning among students and teachers in the different Regions of the ...