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  • Leaders in Open and Distance Education in North America 

    Ally, Mohamed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    The North American leaders in open and distance contributed to leadership, theory and research in open and distance education. Early distance education in North America can be traced back to Charles Wedemeyer who was a ...
  • MOOC Adaptation and Translation to Improve Equity in Participation 

    Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon; Henry, Fiona (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning. Massive Open Online ...
  • Editorial: Celebrating the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum and Distance Education Leaders 

    Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    It is a great pleasure to introduce this special issue of JL4D, which continues our features on Leaders in Distance Education around the world but also has as its main focus a celebration of the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum ...
  • Leaders in Distance Education on the African Continent 

    Prinsloo, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    Both the task of identifying leadership in distance education, as well as leadership per se, does not happen in a vacuum. We need to understand the definition of leadership and the processes of identifying leadership in a ...
  • Designing Reflective Practice in the Context of OER-based e-Learning 

    Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J C N; Ratnayake, H U W (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    Much is said about the importance of reflective practice especially in the professions. Yet much of what happens as part of reflective practice in the professions such as teaching is most of the time left to chance. ...
  • Use of Tablet Computers to Improve Access to Education in a Remote Location 

    Ally, Mohamed; Balaji, Venkataraman; Abdelbaki, Anwar; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    A research project was carried out in using mobile learning to increase access to education. This project is contributing to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to “Ensure inclusive ...
  • Building an Efficient and Effective Test Management System in an ODL Institution 

    Yusof, Safiah M; Lim, Tick M; Png, Leo; Khatab, Zainuriyah A; Singh, Harvinder K D (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    Open University Malaysia (OUM) is progressively moving towards implementing assessment on demand and online assessment. This move is deemed necessary for OUM to continue to be the leading provider of flexible learning. ...
  • Understanding the Profile, Motivations and Current Status of Academic Graduates Through Open and Distance Schooling in India 

    Jha, Jyotsna; Ghatak, Neha; Mahendiran, Shreekanth (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    In India, Open and Distance Learning for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Secondary education in India pertains to class 9 and 10 catering to the ...
  • Mediated Authentic Video: A Flexible Tool Supporting a Developmental Approach to Teacher Education 

    Stutchbury, Kris; Woodwardh, Clare (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    You Tube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It ...
  • MOOCifying Courses: Delivery of a MOOC to Enhance University Course Activities 

    Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
    Since 2012 MOOCs have been heralded as a new way of learning outside of formal university programs of study and there has been much speculation regarding their impact. While MOOCs have provided millions of global learners ...

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