• 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 ...
    • The Impact of ICT on the Costs and Economics of Distance Education: A Review of the Literature 

      Hulsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The remit for this review was quite broad, requesting coverage of the relevant literature on costing since 2000 as well as on costing-relevant aspects of open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses ...
    • Increasing Access through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed; Tsinakos, Avgoustos (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2014)
      As the use of mobile technology increases around the world, there is growing interest in its use in education and training. This is especially true in developing countries, where citizens are acquiring mobile technology ...
    • Integrating Vocational Education with Academic Education in Commonwealth Open School 

      Vaz, Guilherme (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Our world is changing, and so are attitudes to education... A growing shortage of skilled workers, combined with renewed interest in how to make education relevant to students who do not plan to continue on to university, ...
    • Introducing Copyright: A Plain Language Guide to Copyright in the 21st Century 

      Hofman, Julien (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      Computers and the Internet have transformed the way we produce and distribute information and entertainment. And copyright is struggling to keep pace with these changes. The authors of all kinds of works, from the humble ...
    • Investments by the Commercial Banks in Training of Rural Communities and its Impact: Scope of Open and Distance Learning 

      Kumar, Naveen; Kulkarni, Anjali (National Institute of Bank Management, Pune;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      The Lifelong Learning for Farmer's (L3F) project of Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is seen as a livelihood promotion and poverty alleviation strategy for India and the rest of the developing countries. This is because of ...
    • Kavya Inspirado por historias, Histórias para inspirar 

      De, Kuntal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This is a Portuguese translation of the original Kavya book, which contains stories collected by the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, one of COL’s partner organisations. The stories give us a look into the lives of girls, ...
    • Kavya: Inspired by Stories, Stories to Inspire 

      De, Kuntal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This book contains stories collected by the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, one of COL’s partner organisations. The stories give us a look into the lives of girls, parents and community members who are responding to age-old ...
    • Key Partners in Sustainable and Equitable Development: Resource materials on women and sustainable development 

      Ofosu-Amaah, Waafas (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1994)
      This report responds to Commonwealth mandates by producing training materials on women and sustainable development. It extrapolates, from selected "success stories," the common lessons for learning and teaching about the ...
    • Learner Support in Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 006 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian 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 ...
    • Learning to Live Together: Using Distance Education for Community Peacebuilding 

      Baksh, Rawwida; Munro, Tanyss (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      Peacebuilding, whether at the individual or community level, requires direct contact between human beings. So what role can distance education play? Various contributions, notably the description of the Wan Smolbag Theatre ...
    • Learning with Community Media: Stories from the Commonwealth and Latin America 

      Pringle, Ian; Mittal, Ekta; Valdes, Monica (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Without dialogue there is no communication, and without communication there can be no true education. – Paulo Freire Community media, from conventional radio or video to new online or digital media forms, have unique, ...
    • Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth: A Reader 

      Watson, Elizabeth F; Jagannathan, Neela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997)
      While distance education is an effective and versatile means of addressing the problems of human resource development in the Commonwealth, an important concern is adequate and appropriate services to support distance ...
    • Lifelong Learning & Distance Higher Education 

      McIntosh, Christopher (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2005)
      As globalisation advances, education is increasingly crossing borders - national, regional, sectoral and institutional. At the same time, educational systems are having to respond to other profound changes, such as the ...
    • Lignes directrices pour les ressources éducatives libres (REL) dans l’enseignement supérieur 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2011-11)
      Les ressources éducatives libres ( REL ) sont des matériaux utilisés pour soutenir l'éducation qui peuvent être librement accessible , réutilisée, modifiée et partagée . Ces lignes directrices décrivent les questions clés ...
    • Mobile Technologies in Open Schools 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      Preface (extract)- This book is encouraging evidence that the open schooling community is planning proactively for its future. Mobile technology — particularly mobile phones — will one day be part of the furniture of open ...
    • MOOC for Capacity Building in Indian Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges 

      Devakumar, C; Balaji, Venkataraman; Yaduraju, N T (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India, 2014)
      The landscape of agriculture is expanding to include agribusiness in the supply chain operations and management. Globalization is opening enormous opportunities for food and processed commodities while, at the same time ...
    • Open and Distance Learning Quality Assurance in Commonwealth Universities: A Report and Recommendations for QA and Accreditation Agencies and Higher Education Institutions 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern. Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. The Commonwealth of ...
    • Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice 

      Glennie, Jenny; Harley, Ken; Butcher, Neil; van Wyk, Trudi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Section for Higher Education (UNESCO), 2012)
      In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications ...