• Designing Materials for Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 002 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asia Development Bank, 1999)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pleased to provide this toolkit for your use and we sincerely hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone planning and conducting training ...
    • The Development of Virtual Education: A Global Perspective 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999)
      The term "virtual education" is something that is heard with increasing frequency now as the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) becomes ever more present in the conduct of open and distance education. ...
    • Digital Health Literacy in Commonwealth Pacific Nations 

      Sauni, Pale; Terry, Neal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09)
      The Commonwealth of Learning engaged the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to conduct a research study on current initiatives in digital health literacy in the community health sector. The study focused primarily on the ...
    • Distance Education at Secondary Level in India: The National Open School 

      Sujatha, K (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2002)
      This book is an in-depth study of the National Open School (NOS) in India. NOS is India's most comprehensive distance education programme at the secondary level, and enrols students from all over the country. Prior to ...
    • Distance Education in India 

      Singh, Abhimanyu (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      There are over one hundred conventional universities in India, and five Open Universities have also been started. The total student enrolment in the Open system is ten percent of all enrolments in higher education. That ...
    • Distance Education in Single and Dual Mode Universities: Papers Presented to a Symposium on Reforms in Higher Education 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      The papers in this collection were prepared for a symposium on reforms in higher education, with particular emphasis on distance education, held in New Delhi, India, in late August, 1992, and sponsored by The Commonwealth ...
    • E-Learning: A Guidebook of Principles, Procedures and Practices 

      Naidu, Som (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2006)
      This guidebook will help readers to systematically approach their engagement with e-learning, irrespective of the educational sector or level within which they may be working. The content of this guidebook has been carefully ...
    • Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe 

      Hirtz, Sandy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);BCcampus, 2008)
      Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary ...
    • Education for the Future: A Generic Version of the Report of a Caribbean Task Force on Education 

      Commonwealth of Learning (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1995)
      Through analyses undertaken by a Caricom Advisory Task Force, a far-reaching policy document was produced which outlines a coherent approach to educational development in the Caribbean region. As the document contains much ...
    • Educational Media in Asia 

      Reddi, Usha V; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)
      Commonwealth Asia has often been a test bed for experimentation in, and use of, media for education. But this is a region of extremes. At one end are the "Asian tigers" - Malaysia, Singapore and India - that have successfully ...
    • Emerging Trends in the Development of School Networking Initiatives 

      Naidoo, Vis; Ramzy, Heba (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This collection of research and case studies provides snapshots of developments in school networking in seven regions of the world. Schoolnets can be defined as the entities that facilitate collaboration among schools and ...
    • Environmental Education in Small Island Developing Country 

      Filho, Walter L (1994)
      The United Nations Assembly's decision to dedicate the year of 1994 as the UN Year of Small Island States and the subsequent decision to organise a conference at the highest level to discuss aspects of environment and ...
    • Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, which began at the turn of the millennium, was motivated by the ideal that knowledge is the common wealth of humankind and should be freely shared. Most institutions that decided ...
    • Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: Pillagers or Preceptors? 

      Marshall, Stewart; Brandon, Ed; Thomas, Michael; Kanwar, Asha; Lyngra, Tove (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) will not help developing countries unless it is accessible, available, affordable, relevant and of acceptable quality. Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: ...
    • The Funding of Open Universities 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      A collection of case studies, based on papers prepared for the COL/International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) symposium on funding and costing of open universities at the Asian Association of Open Universities ...
    • Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit for Teachers and Teacher Educators 

      Frei, Sibyl; Leowinata, Sevilla (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      The Commonwealth of Learning has developed this toolkit to help teachers and teacher educators learn more about gender mainstreaming, specifically: - why gender equality is important to students, teachers, communities and ...
    • Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2011)
      Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher ...
    • Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning 

      Harry, Keith (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 1999)
      Open and distance learning has expanded dramatically in recent years across the world, across the spectrum of subject areas, and across educational levels. This book takes a detailed look at the state of the art of open ...
    • ICT and Literacy: Who Benefits?: Experience from Zambia and India 

      Farrell, Glen (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This is the final report of a three-and-a-half-year project that pilot tested the usefulness of various information and communication technology applications in the provision of literacy programmes. The project was carried ...
    • ICT Leadership in Higher Education Selected Readings 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      Integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education is highly challenging, especially in the higher education sector. While there are several factors for successful integration of ICTs in teaching ...