• The Journey of SWAYAM: India MOOCs Initiative 

      Kanjilal, Uma; Kaul, Pradeep (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Under the ‘Digital India’ Initiative of Government of India, one of the thrust area is ‘Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)’. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has embarked on a major initiative ...
    • Keynote Address: Access and Inclusion 

      Mlambo-Ngcuka, Phumzile (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-29)
      Presented by Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 29 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, ...
    • Keynote Address: Efficiency and Effectiveness 

      Wiley, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Dr David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Keynote Address: Quality and Equity in Learning 

      Fadzil, Mansor (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-28)
      Presented by Professor Dato' Dr Mansor Fadzil, President/Vice-Chancellor, Open University of Malaysia, at the Eight Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 28 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Keynote Address: Technology and Innovation 

      Bean, Martin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-28)
      Presented by Mr Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 28 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Leadership in Open and Distance Learning at the Namibia University of Science and Technology to Ensure Competitive Advantage and Optimum Benefits 

      Mowes, Delvaline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper reports on the changed nature of the role of universities in the 21st century. Specifically, the author argues that the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), while remaining a university of academic ...
    • The Learn to Learn Online MOOC: Supporting Novice Online Learner Development 

      Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Wilton, Dan; Parker, Nancy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper presents findings of a mixed methods study on the experience of novice learners in a MOOC designed to build skills for successful online learning. The Learn to Learn Online (LTLO) MOOC, a five week course delivered ...
    • Learner Satisfaction in a Professional Counselor Preparation Program Through Distance-cum Face-to-Face Mode 

      Kollolath, Anil K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is expanding its horizons to provide education to those who were marginalized, deprived and neglected. Access to formal as well as non-formal education to all levels and fields of education ...
    • Learners and Tutors Perceptions Regarding the Quality of the Study Materials and Support Services: Formulate a QA Framework for BOU 

      Numan, Sharker M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Quality Assurance (QA) is essential for improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness which increasing public accountability. QA criterion must be clear and transparent, it should be achievable and must meet ...
    • The Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) Through Mobile Phones: Pedagogy for the Commons 

      Thamizoli, P; Kamaraj, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Hierarchy and disparity in India are deeply embedded and reflects in the daily life of the people. The result is the lower your position the less you were entitled to own, to participate, to move around etc. Mobile phone ...
    • The Lines that Divide: A Study to Explore the Existence and Use of Technology and Innovative Educational Approaches to Foster Educational Progression Among Indigenous Groups 

      McKay, Maxine (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      It is often professed that “the highest performing education systems are those that combine equity with quality, access, innovation and technology” (OECD, pg. 5, 2012). Consequently, if education is to create opportunities ...
    • M-learning: An Experience at Netaji Subhas Open University 

      Ghosh, Anirban (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      M-learning through mobile phones can make use of the learning management system that is already available through internet. Where the internet accessibility is limited, mobile phones can also facilitate the learning process ...
    • Mainstreaming Use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources in Indian Higher Education: A Model 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11-30)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) have emerged as one of the most innovative teaching and learning practices. In India, there have been several sporadic attempts to promote the use of OER, directly or indirectly, by launching ...
    • Making Learning More Accessible for Women: The Practitioners’ Viewpoint 

      Priyadarshini, Anita (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      ODL has been seen as a great liberator which has brought education to the doorsteps of those who are deprived and excluded. Over the years, ODL has been promoted by governments as a viable means for reaching out to the ...
    • MERLOT: A Case Study of Sustainability in Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Okewole, John T; Knokh, Irene (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching), is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services. The collections are contributed and used by ...
    • Mobi-MOOCs: A Simple and Effective Way to Deliver Educational Content 

      Prabhakar, T V; Shukla, Sharwan; Shukla, Gaurav (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Mobile phones have become affordable and ubiquitous. However, in most parts of the developing world, the data connections on these are either not present, or are of very low bandwidth and erratic and expensive for a large ...
    • Mobile Learning -Cyberlaw Course, the Application Development and Students Perceptions 

      Alwi, Najwa H M; Ismail, Habibah B; Ahmad, Fatin M B (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Mobile learning concept are growing rapidly and has brought many significant convenience to the user as it is using ubiquitous devices which follow the latest trend. But in some cases, the mobile learning application is ...
    • Monitoring a MOOC: The Analytics Module of a MOOC Management System 

      Mula, Naga S R S; Jain, Rajat; Prabhakar, T V (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Online courses offer interesting opportunities to observe student behavior and learning patterns. All the interactions of the student from login to logout are recorded. A proper analysis of this data can reveal the engagement ...
    • MOOC on Integrated Pest Management (IPM): A New Online Venture in Agricultural Education System 

      Prabhuraj, Aralimarad; Patil, B V; Bheemanna, M; Prabhakar, T V; Singh, Neeta (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The landscape of agriculture is changing rapidly due to include agribusiness in supply­chain operations and management. As a result, there is an absolute necessity to empower farmers, women and youth in terms of livelihood ...
    • MOOCs as Provisions in Graduate Education for Future Professional Development 

      Jakobsdottir, Solveig; Bjarnason, Grimur; Gunnarsson, Kristinn H; Kristofersdottir, Dora D (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      In this study, we report the experiences of embedding MOOCs in a graduate course on distance education at the University of Iceland - School of Education 2014 and 2016. Students evaluated MOOCs and their participation. ...