• The 2016 Kuala Lumpur Declaration (30 November 2016) 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      The Kuala Lumpur Declaration was presented on November 30, 2016 at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the Charter of the ...
    • Accessibility Strategies for Making MOOCs for People with Visual impairments: A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Perspective 

      Ngubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were designed to enhance access to education to all that desire it. The open access drive seeks to promote free and equitable access to basic, higher, formal and informal education. The ...
    • Adapting Quality Assurance to Innovative Programmes 

      Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Promoting equity by opening up higher education has posed challenges to quality assurance and even to the definition of quality in higher education. However, certain fundamental principles underpin all forms of higher ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Embracing Learning Styles in an Organization’s eLearning Environment 

      Mere, Phoebus; Naidoo, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Just like any other teaching methodology, eLearning consists of different styles of learning and teaching. To create a better understanding, we express our view about eLearning styles in this paper. A style in the context ...
    • Gamification-embedded eLearning Courses for the Learner Success of Competency Based Education: Case of Technical and Vocational Education and Training 

      Jayalath, Janaka; Esichaikul, Vatcharaporn (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      To stimulate and sustain learner’s motivation through effective methods is empirically proven as a predominant issue in eLearning and particularly in the context of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), ...
    • Impact Analysis of Teaching Learning Using Whatsapp 

      Pachigolla, Venkata S; Pant, Madan M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The objective of the paper is to present results of impact analysis of offering Courses through WhatsApp from both Teacher and Learner perspective. A 7-day course titled LEARNING WITH MOOCs was offered using WhatsApp. A ...
    • Intercultural Competence Development for Open and Distance Learning 

      Aucoin, Robert; Chao, Ining (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      For open and distance learning mediated through technology, research has shown that cultural differences persist in the online learning environment and may have negative effects on learning (Uzuner, 2009; Liu, Liu, Lee & ...
    • Internet of Things: The Inevitable Technology for Provision of Effective Quality Education 

      Wambua, Francis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      In recent times the Internet of Things has witnessed high level of adoption in the world of technology. It is a hot research topic in the world of computing. It is made up of billions of “smart” devices from miniscule chips ...
    • 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 ...
    • Technology Mediated Teaching/Learning as a Pathway to Inclusive Higher Education for Sustainable Development: What are the Pending Gender Issues 

      Morolong, Bantu L K; Nage-Sibande, Bogadi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Open, flexible and online education is being adopted by institutions to enhance their efforts to achieve increased levels of access to inclusive learning opportunities. However, while the significant growth in online ...