Basic Education at a Distance
Open and distance learning has been used in many ways in the recent past to provide both primary education and adult education. The Commonwealth of Learning works with governments, schools and universities with the aim of strengthening the capacities of Commonwealth member countries in developing human resources required for their economic and social development. Many existing policy documents link distance education with new information and communication technologies, portraying them as a promising universal access and exponential growth of learning. This book answers the key questions to these issues and assesses the impact and effect of the experience of basic education at a distance all over the world and in a wide variety of forms. This is the first major overview of this topic for twenty years.
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Book Review: Depover, C., Orivel, F. (2012). Developing countries in the elearning era (Vol. 96). Paris: UNESCO IIPE. Huelsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)This review will depart from the standard format of a review, which usually starts by giving a brief summary of the reviewed item. Given that the book is readily available online at this URL and includes a good advance ...
Owusu-Boateng, William; Essel, Rebecca; Mensah, Joseph A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)This study was conducted to find out the acceptability of Distance Learning (DL) to Basic School Teachers in Ghana and how they are availing themselves to DL programmes in the country. It was also conducted to find out ...
Winkelmans, Tim (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)In summary, the publication achieves the editors’ purposes. It delineates the state of flexible learning in higher education, circa 2010, within the context of available and emergent digital technologies. The contributions ...
Senteni, Alain (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)At a time when skills development for livelihoods is a key priority for most governments, the potential of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to address many of the challenges facing individuals, ...
Frohlich-Avard, Georgina L (2010-11)The Centre for Open and Lifelong Learning (COLL), Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) is responsible for coordinating and administrating the institute’s distance education programmes. Of recent, COLL has taken on the responsibility ...