• Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework 

      Kawachi, Paul (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      In our earlier version 1.0 of this TIPS Framework, there were three levels of localisation each with their own specific quality criteria : (i) the upper-most level-1 of the repository containing the internationalised ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An Introduction 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Selected Case Studies 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997)
      This publication marks the first collection to emerge from the work of the COL/ICDE quality assurance research group, chaired jointly by Jocelyn Calvert (Deakin University) and Alan Tait (UK Open University). It consists ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Symposium Papers 

      Deshpande, Prakash M; Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      This collection of essays is part of two approaches to dealing with the issue of quality assurance in distance education. The first approach arises from the agreement on research signed at the sixteenth world congress of ...
    • Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 005 

      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 ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Non-formal education takes place both within and outside educational institutions. It caters to all ages and spans adult literacy, basic education, life skills, work skills and health promotion. This new COL publication ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open Schools 

      Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      Open schooling is becoming increasingly prevalent in many developing countries. Enrolment numbers are rising rapidly, particularly at the secondary school level. But quality assurance remains limited. Open schooling must ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Teacher Education Institutions (QATTEI): Guidelines 

      Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India, 2007-10)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit: Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes 

      Coomaraswamy, Uma; Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      The massification of higher education in many countries is placing tremendous pressure on higher education institutions (HEIs) to open up their doors to increasing numbers of students as demand for access to higher education ...
    • Quality in MOOCs: Surveying the Terrain 

      Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)
      The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws ...
    • Quality Indicators for Teacher Education 

      Menon, Mohan; Rama, K; Lakshmi, T K S; Bhat, Vasant D (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Raising Awareness on Biodiversity: Commonwealth Examples 

      Filho, Walter L; Dykes, Clare; Murphy, Zena (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1996)
      In this book, readers will find critical analyses of the means that need to be employed to ensure that an environmental education dimension is implemented as part of biodiversity conservation projects. It describes ...
    • Reflections on Ten Years of the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The purpose of this document is to reflect and encourage discussions about The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and its strategic objectives for the ten years beginning July 2000. It draws on COL’s experiences since its ...
    • Report on a Round Table on Training Distance Educators 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1990)
      Papers Presented at a Round Table on Training Distance Educators: COL Headquarters, Canada, 2 - 6 April 1990. // Series formerly called "Perspectives on Teacher Education." Renamed to "Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning."
    • Resource Book on ICT Integrated Teacher Education 

      Panigrahi, Manas R (Commonwealth Education Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2016)
      Today, students need to be given opportunities to learn via the effective and efficient integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the classroom. However, integrating ICTs in education can be ...
    • Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation at the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      his handbook outlines COL’s approach to and expectations for results-based monitoring and evaluation. Since adopting results-based management (RBM) six years ago, COL has worked to improve and embed monitoring and evaluation ...
    • Schoolnet Toolkit 

      UNESCO; Commonwealth of Learning (UNESCO, Bangkok, 2004)
      This is a guidebook for the use of ICTs to improve the value and quality of education. Prepared jointly by the Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and COL, it is targeted towards policy- and ...
    • Setting Standards, Maintaining Quality: Quality Assurance Policies for Open Schooling 

      Cameron, Lesley (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-07)
      For ODL to be successful and credible, and for learners to gain maximum benefit from it, it must be recognised as delivering consistently high-standard teaching and learning. That requires quality assurance (QA) and ...
    • Skills Development Through Distance Education 

      Mishra, A K; Bartram, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002)
      Open and distance learning provides a means to accessing the skills needed for development. The demands for training from the labour market are very large and ongoing; the demands from young people seeking employment or ...
    • The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A Perspective on Performance, Competition and Innovation 

      Garrett, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The goal of this report is to critically examine one of the marvels of modern higher education: specialist open and distance learning (ODL) universities. These institutions, such as The Open University (UKOU), Indira ...