• Factors Inhibiting Sports Lecturer’s Publication Productivity in International Journals 

      Hanief, Yulingga Nanda; Haqiyah, Aridhotul; Winarno, Mashuri Eko; Pratama, Budiman Agung; Sinulingga, Albadi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-11-19)
      Scientific publication is an essential part of research dissemination, irrespective of the productivity effects on lecturers' careers. Therefore, this study aims to determine the internal and external factors inhibiting ...
    • Faculty Members’ Communication Needs with Regards to Technology 

      Uzorka, Afam (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-03-18)
      Educators are interested in the impact of technology on education and are supported by regulatory bodies promoting technology standards, recruiters seeking teachers with technology skills, legislated technology in the ...
    • Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan 

      Mitra, Sushmita (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ...
    • Foreword 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      'Learning for Development’ is the overarching theme of the Commonwealth of Learning’s work. The recent Education for All, Global Monitoring Report 2013 also emphasizes the centrality of teaching and learning for development. ...
    • Fostering Digital Education among Teachers and Learners in Sri Lankan Schools 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Weerakoon, W.M.S. (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme provides a framework for fostering digital education for lifelong learning by developing digital education leaders. The Faculty of Education ...
    • Fostering Rapid Institution-wide Curricular Change in Response to COVID-19 

      Werth, Eric; Williams, Katherine; Werth, Lori (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      To aid students during COVID-19, the University of Pikeville transitioned all undergraduate classes to no-cost alternatives for course textbooks. Additionally, the academic calendar was modified for the first time in the ...
    • Foundation Level Workplace Training Programmes 

      Alkema, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This paper outlines the scale of the adult literacy and numeracy issue in New Zealand and describes a policy intervention designed to upskill employees in workplaces to help resolve the issue for them. This is the Workplace ...
    • From Innocence to Experience: the Politics and Projects of Cross-border Higher Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Springer, 2008)
      Many developing countries are struggling to increase access to higher education (HE) since their Age Participation Rates (APRs) are well below the level that the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...
    • From Learning to Empowerment: A Study of Smallholder Farmers in South West Uganda 

      Carr, Alexis; Tenywa, Moses; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The relationship between education and empowerment has been widely debated in development literature. In recent times, social capital and community-centric learning have been increasingly recognized as important variables ...
    • From Modernisation, Dependency and Soft Power Toward a Commonwealth of Learning 

      Evans, Terry; Jakupec, Victor (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-11-19)
      This article reflects on some influential theories, concepts and institutions that have shaped the nature and substance of international development since the mid-20th century. In particular, theories of modernisation and ...
    • From Policies to Implementation of Open Distance Learning in Rwanda: A Genealogical and Governmentality Analysis 

      Mukama, Evode (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the present historical and cultural practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on ...
    • From the Emeritus Editor… 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      It is difficult for educators to immerse themselves in development thinking and recognise how education contributes as more than a ‘thing in itself’, but as one of an array of crucial streams of activity for human and ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Global Micro-credential Landscape: Charting a New Credential Ecology for Lifelong Learning 

      Brown, Mark; Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Mairéad; Beirne, Elaine; Mac Lochlainn, Conchúr (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      This article offers a global overview of the burgeoning field of micro-credentials and their relationship to lifelong learning, employability and new models of digital education. Although there is no globally accepted ...
    • Governance of Open Universities: A Few Observations on Trends in Asia 

      Kaushik, Madhulika; Dhanarajan, G (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)
      Like all organisations, good governance is a fundamental requirement for the responsible and accountable management of universities in general and open universities in particular. This is to ensure that these (open) ...
    • Harnessing OER to Develop Teachers: The Guyana Experience 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      The Ministry of Education in Guyana has prioritised increasing the number of qualified teachers by providing opportunities to both pre- and in-service teachers to gain relevant qualifications. This paper describes the ...
    • Harnessing OER to Drive Systemic Educational Change in Secondary Schooling 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      This paper reports on two action research projects which explored the challenge of determining the conditions under which use of OER can drive a transformative educational agenda in schooling systems. At St Peter’s College ...
    • Higher Education Faculty Attitude, Motivation and Perception of Quality and Barriers Towards OER in India 

      Mishra, Sanjaya; Singh, Alka (African Minds;ROER4D;International Development Research Centre, 2017-10)
      The premise of this study is that teachers’ conceptions of the quality of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their attitudes and motivations towards using OER will influence whether and how they use and/or contribute ...
    • Hindrance to Technologically Guided Education in Kenya Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Embakasi Girls’ School 

      Gicheru, Gicheru (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      Covid-19 epidemic has forced education managers and teachers to begin or enhance e-learning mode of education across the world. Kenya have not been left behind. This article is geared towards identification of challenges ...
    • How can we Maximise the Potential of New Technologies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? 

      Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      The United Nations’ plan of action for sustainable development notes the immense challenges that we face, but recognizes that “The spread of information and communications technology [ICT] and global interconnectedness ...