• 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 ...
    • Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj; Porter, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);OER Asia, 2013)
      This book, the result of an OER Asia research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, brings together ten country ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice 

      McGreal, Rory; Kinuthia, Wanjira; Marshall, Stewart; McNamara, Tim (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2013)
      This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016-04)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide ...
    • Open Schooling in the 21st Century 

      Abrioux, Dominique A M X; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      The expansion of secondary education is now the world’s most pressing educational challenge. This carefully prepared and thoroughly researched book should inspire policy-makers and educational planners to explore how open ...
    • Open Schooling with Open Educational Resources: Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities 

      Ferreira, Frances; Gauthier, Cindy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      Over the past decade, open educational resources (OER) have gained considerable traction as a means to overcome many serious educational barriers worldwide. The OER movement began in the technology sector, where open source ...
    • Open Schooling: Selected Experiences 

      Mukhopadhyay, Marmar; Phillips, Susan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      The first open school programme is believed to have begun in 1914 as correspondence lessons prepared at the request of a parent in Beech Forest in the Otway Mountains in Australia. By 1916, a special correspondence branch ...
    • The Open Schools Handbook A Resource Guide for Managers 

      Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      This book is one in a developing series of handbooks for practitioners in open and distance learning (ODL). The series covers the key roles and functions of ODL systems from the practitioner perspective. The purpose is to ...
    • An Overview of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 001 

      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 ...
    • Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This handbook has been written for heads of educational institutions, their senior staff and senior staff of ministries of education who are interested in initiating or extending ODL provision. // The handbook seeks to ...
    • Planning and Management of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 003 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian Development Bank, 1999)
      1 . Background (excerpt) 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 ...