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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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) ...
Distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: A literature survey on policy and practice South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)This report is a review of the literature on current developments and prospects in the field of open and distance learning in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Education is seen as a major impetus behind fundamental change ...
Costing distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)Both of these "Surveys of policy and practice" were conducted on behalf of COL by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) as part of COL's partnership agreement with the Association for the Development ...
Wright, Clayton R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)According to the Commonwealth of Learning, the purpose of the workshop was to help Mzuzu University academic staff “gain an understanding and insight into how to design and develop instructional materials” for an open ...