Linked Data for Open and Distance Learning
Implementing the full vision of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) raises immense technological challenges. The goal is to move from current localised, restricted and locked proprietary content towards the open discovery, use and combination of resources independent from their geographic and institutional origins. It is therefore natural that existing initiatives have taken the Web as a base platform, to publish and share open educational resources (OER) in the form of online documents. Beyond this first step however, new technological barriers to the full realisation of the ODL vision appear: How to discover these open resources? How to connect resources located in different repositories? How to relate these resources to the context, interest, cultural and technical environment of the learner? In this report, we introduce a recent development in the area of Web technologies which has the potential to revolutionise the area of ODL
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Partnership for ODFL in the Pacific Report on Initial Consultation Process (February – March 2021): Online TVET Toolkit Neal, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-03-30)New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has funded the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to implement a project to contribute to enhanced capacity and efficiency of Pacific education sectors through greater use ...
Alkema, Anne; Neal, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019)This report shares the findings of research seeking to understand the contribution and value of combining workplace-based learning with open and distance learning (ODL) and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) in technical ...
Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-11)This report prepared at the request of the Seychelles Ministry of Education presents a new model of schooling in Seychelles and makes a case for strengthening the Seychelles Institute of Distance and Open Learning. The new ...
Situational Analysis & Baseline Study of Open, Distance & Flexible Learning in the Technical Education, Vocational & Entrepreneurship Training Sector in Zambia Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-01)The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental agency, established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development and sharing of innovative approaches to the provision of learning for ...
Report on the Training Consultancy to build Capacity of ODL Practitioners in the area of Design, Development and Management of Distance Education Study Materials in Lesotho van Rooy, Sonja (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008)This report details the outcome of the “Build capacity of ODL Practitioners in the area of Design, Development and the Management of Study Materials – Lesotho” workshop undertaken by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ...