• Welcoming Remarks: Second Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning 

      Macdonald, H Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002-07-29)
      Transcript of welcoming remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning ("Transforming Education for Development"), Durban, South Africa, 29 July 2002. Presented by Dr. H. Ian Macdonald, ...
    • Portable FM Radio Stations: Broadcasting with the Sun 

      Walker, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002-12)
      Community radio case studies: case two. Prepared by the Commonwealth of Learning and UNESCO (BREDA) and presented at the: UNESCO Conference of Ministers of Education of African Member States (MINEDAF VIII), Dar es Salaam, ...
    • Evaluation report on the Sri Lanka University Grants Commission External Degrees Retreat 

      Hope, Andrea (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      In 2001 preliminary discussions took place between Professor B.R.R.N. Mendis, Chairman of the UGC of Sri Lanka, and Professor G. Dhanarajan, President of COL, about the status of external degree provision in Sri Lankan ...
    • COL-AVU eLearning Workshop: Evaluation Report 

      Dunlop, Catherine C (Simon Fraser University, 2004)
      The main objectives of the Workshop were to present and explore issues around eLearning and online educational applications relevant to Universities in Africa. The initial two days were spent in plenary sessions bringing ...
    • Forum on Open Schooling for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Fentiman, Alicia (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      In response to the growing demand and commitment to primary education, there has been an increase in the number of children who complete primary school throughout subSaharan Africa. The success in increasing completion ...
    • International Literacy and Livelihoods Experts Meeting: Learning for Life in a Changing World 

      Farrell, Glen (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is renewing its commitment to the enhancement of literacy in the developing countries of the Commonwealth by establishing a programme area focused on Literacy and Livelihoods. While the ...
    • Comparing learning effectiveness based on use of different media for delivery of content 

      Kwan, Angela; Leung, Cynthia; Smulders, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-07)
      In an attempt to understand better how the use of different media of delivery of content at a distance affect learning effectiveness, the Commonwealth of Learning initiated a survey of adult learners engaged in workplace ...
    • Asa Briggs Lecture: Compulsions of Oneness 

      Ramphal, Shridath (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-07-04)
      Asa Briggs Lecture presented by Sir Shridath ("Sonny") Ramphal, former Commonwealth Secretary-General (1975-1990) and former Foreign Minister of Guyana, at the Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 4 July 2014, ...
    • Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning: Evaluation Report: Executive Summary and Highlights 

      Dunlop, Catherine C (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004-08)
      Executive Summary (excerpt)- The Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF3) was held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 4-8 July 2004. The conference organisers were the Commonwealth of Learning www.col.org, the Distance ...
    • Literacy & Livelihoods: learning for life in a changing world 

      (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      This publication of collected papers resulted from the International Experts Meeting held November 15-17, 2004. Commonwealth of Learning, 2005. Foreword The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) believes that marrying literacy ...
    • Initiatives for Seamless Learning: International Conference on Promotion of Open Schooling 

      National Institute of Open Schooling; Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      The emergence of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System has been a phenomenal evolution in the history of educational development towards the later half of the twentieth century. While the conventional system continues ...
    • Think globally, learn locally: Democratising learning for international organisations 

      Kwan, Angela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-10)
      In the lead up to the millennium, the rapid development of the World Wide Web, internet and word processing technologies began to change the way we communicate, work, learn, and live. In its most positive light, information ...
    • Asa Briggs Lecture: Using ICT to Increase Participation and Strengthen Democracy 

      Cox, Winston (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-11-01)
      Asa Briggs Lecture presented by Mr Winston A. Cox, Alternate Executive Director for the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, Inter-American Development Bank, at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on ...
    • Commonwealth of Learning Capacity Building Workshop: Developing Digital Content 

      Mindset Schooling (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      This research evaluated a capacity building workshop offered by Mindset Network, South Africa, and initiated by Frances Ferreira of the Commonwealth of Learning. The objectives of the workshop were to build capacity in the ...
    • Forum on Flexible Education: Reaching Nomadic Populations in Africa 

      de Souza, Alba (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      The Forum was held in Garissa, Kenya, from 20-23 June 2006. It was hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Education and UNICEF, and funded by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Secretariat. The objectives of the ...
    • COL Quality Assurance Workshop Report 

      South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008)
      This document is a report of the Commonwealth of Learning workshop that was run by the South African Institute for Distance Education ((SAIDE) for Open Schools within Commonwealth countries. The workshop took place at ...
    • Girl Learners Using Mobile Phones in the Classroom for Mathematical Education 

      Greenop, Kirston; Busa, Dylan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The UN defines South Africa as a middle-income country, yet there are concerns about quality of education, especially in poorer areas. This concern, linked with unemployment figures of between 27 and 40% (over 5 million ...
    • Working Status of SSC and HSC Students of BOU: Impact on Poverty Alleviation 

      Akhter, Zobaida (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      In the present day, from national and international perspectives, quality is at the top of most agendas. Similarly improving quality of education is probably the most important task facing any educational institution. ...
    • ICT in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges from a NGO Perspective 

      Greenop, Kirston; Naidoo, Vis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The area of ICT, health and education were identified as priority areas by the South African government (for example, the e-Education white paper of 2004, and the e-Health policy of 2006). The e-readiness ranking of the ...
    • Expanding the Horizon of Education: The Case of Presidents's Special Initiative on Distance Learning, Ghana 

      Kwarteng, Abena A; Donkor, Francis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The paper presents the experiences of the President’s Special Initiative on Distance Learning (PSI-DL) in providing distance education at the pre-tertiary level as an alternative means of expanding access to education ...