• Bachelor of Software Engineering: A Case Study for an Effective Degree Programme 

      Ratnayake, H U W; Udugama, L S K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      How can the application of open, online and flexible education provide employability at the highest professional level? This is made possible with the Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) Degree programme offered at The ...
    • Blended Learning - What Mix? Flexible Learning - How Supple? 

      Daniel, John; Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Online technology already permeates higher education - whether programmes are formally offered online or not. We adopt the definitions of the Babson surveys in distinguishing between face-to-face, blended, and online ...
    • Bringing Learning Closer to the Workplace: An Online Course for Librarians in Developing Countries 

      Wild, Joanna; Murugesan, Ravi; Schaeffler, Veronika; Powell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Face-to-face training workshops are frequently used in a capacity development context. However, the workshop approach has its limitations as the application of learning in practice can only happen once the learners are ...
    • Building a Vibrant Online Community that Transcends Geographies, Distance, Cultures and Traditions and Leveraging the Expertise and Experience of Partners 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      GIRLS Inspire is a Commonwealth of Learning (COL) project designed to leverage the power of open and distance learning (ODL) to end the cycle of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and to address other barriers that ...
    • Building an Efficient and Effective Test Management System in an ODL Institution 

      Yusof, Safiah M; Lim, TickMeng; Png, Leo; Khatab, Zainuriyah A; Singh, Harvinder K D (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      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. OUM ...
    • Can Mobile Learning Upgrade the Educational Status of Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities? 

      Islam, Md Anwarul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia, 2016)
      A cross-sectional study was designed to collect data from October to December 2015 using a semi-structured questionnaire from the randomly selected study centers along with its learners and tutors separately. The sample ...
    • A Case Study: Performance Between Open and Distance Learners and Traditional Classroom-Based Learners 

      Wei, Loo S; Chea, Chiam C; Aziz, Raziana C (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The recent change in the education platform, relying heavily on the use of internet, has caused a revolution in the education world. The use of technology has allowed many education institutions to reach learners in a mass ...
    • Closing Remarks: PCF8 

      Sissons, Linda (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Dr Linda Sissons, Chair, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala ...
    • Closing Remarks: PCF8 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, ...
    • Cognitive and Affective Engagement in a Comparative Perspective: An Evidence of Formal and Non-Formal Post Graduate Students 

      Nadeem, Hamid A; Mehmood, Ehsan; Haider, Irfan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This study aimed to determine and compare cognitive and affective engagement of formal and non formal students* at post graduate level. The study was conducted in Federal College of Education Islamabad and four regions of ...
    • Crowdsourcing MOOC Interactions: Using a Social Media Site cMOOC to Engage Students in University Course Activities 

      Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper reports on a study of the utilization of a connectivist-style Massive Open Course, or cMOOC, to engage students in online activities that were part of a first-year School of Education course. A customized Elgg ...
    • Curating to Creating: An open pedagogy for Quality Learning 

      Okewole, John T; Knokh, Irene (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Teachers have a couple of things to resolve before taking a class. One of it links the teacher with learners - pedagogy is the connecting factor, the lifeline between a teacher and the body of learners. Pedagogy is the ...
    • Delivery of Open and Distance Learning in Kenya: Demand and Quality Concerns 

      Nyerere, Jackline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Kenya has witnessed a rapid expansion in university education with the number of universities increasing by 320% in the last one decade to cater for high demand. The response to this expansion has been the need for more ...
    • Design and Implementation of Real Time E-Lecturing System 

      Adebari, Fasasi A; Abdul, Ibrahim A; Yekini, Asafe N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) is making video streaming a viable way of getting a real-time event to people anywhere in the world through computer systems and handheld devices. In teaching ...
    • 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) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      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. ...
    • Developing a Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning: A Case Study in the Wealth of Networks 

      Grech, Alexander (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Putting connected learning into practice requires personal commitment and an ability to activate peer-learning networks for the benefit of the individual learner – even at a ‘cost’ to the institution. The CCCL (Commonwealth ...
    • The Development of a Framework Which Supports the Evaluation of Mobile Educational Applications 

      Kruger, Hendrik J J; Callaghan, Ronel (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The growth in mobile device usage creates various opportunities for the development of online learning material which could be accessed through various devices. Mobile learning has several benefits some of which include ...
    • Development of an E-Learning Architecture Based on Numerical Computing Software for Electrical Engineering Education in Open and Distance Mode 

      Premaratne, Isuru A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      In this paper an eLearning architecture is proposed which is based on Octave software to use in Electrical Engineering education. It is always challenging to interpret physical meaning of a concept only by teaching in a ...
    • Development of Interactive Online Learning Modules: Lessons from Kenyatta University, Kenya 

      Mwaniki, Elizabeth W; Njihia, Mukirae S; Chege, Fatuma N; Ireri, Anthony M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Kenyatta University established the Open and Distance learning (ODL) programme in 2003. At its inception, the programme was reliant on print modules which were distributed to the students enrolled in the programme. In ...
    • Development of Learning Buffet Model for Open and Flexible Learning 

      Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi; Ahmad, Musa; Idrus, Rozhan M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Open and Flexible Learning is an excellent method of reaching all types of learners. It is truly a medium that helps to democratize education to all. Today, we are currently experiencing a time of constant evolution in the ...