• 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 ...
    • Strategies for Sustainable Open and Distance Learning 

      Hope, Andrea; Guiton, Patrick (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-12)
      Adaptability, and the capacity to handle rapid and ongoing change are prerequisites for successful management in any contemporary educational enterprise, and open and distance learning is no exception. This volume examines ...
    • Student Support Services: Toward More Responsive Systems: Report of a Symposium on Student Support Services in Distance Education 

      Sweet, Robert (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1993)
      This report summarises the results of a symposium convened by The Commonwealth of Learning in Delhi between June 21 and 27, 1992. The symposium was entitled "Models of Student Support Systems in Distance Education" and ...
    • Survey on Governments’ Open Educational Resources (OER) Policies 

      Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2012)
      As part of their joint project Fostering Governmental Support for Open Educational Resources Internationally, UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) invited all governments to provide information about their policies ...
    • Teacher Education and Training 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);International Research Foundation for Open Learning (IRFOL), 2003)
      This series of guides to good practice, jointly published by COL and the International Research Foundation for Open Learning (IRFOL), analyses policy issues about the use of open and distance learning and of information ...
    • Teacher Education in Science, Mathematics and Technical/Vocational Subjects 

      Emmal, Marline; Kinyanjui, Peter E (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1993)
      The quality of education depends to a large extent on the quality of the teachers involved in its development and delivery. Teacher training is a need for all countries of the world. Nowhere is the need felt more keenly ...
    • Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning 

      Robinson, Bernadette; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);RoutledgeFalmer, 2003)
      How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and ...
    • Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning 

      Danaher, Patrick A; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      The global need for teacher education is greater now in the early 21st century than ever before. According to UNESCO, half of the world’s 195 countries will have to expand their stock of teachers significantly – some by ...
    • Technology Tools for Teachers 

      Vidya, M S (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      The attempt is to re-examine technology in teaching-learning, particularly at the secondary level. In the present scenario of large classes, a technology tool’s acid test is to regain the benefits of the one-to-one approach ...
    • Telecentres: Case Studies and Key Issues 

      Latchem, Colin; Walker, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The book opens with a global overview of the multipurpose community telecentre movement and discusses the key issues of ownership, management, operational models and sustainability. There follows a series of case studies ...
    • Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development 

      Bailey, Barbara; Leo-Rhynie, Elsa; Morris, Jeanette; Reddock, Rhoda; Connelly, M Patricia; MacDonald, Martha; Li, Tania M; Parpart, Jane L; Barriteau, Eudine; McClean, Maxine; Walker, Anne S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996)
      This core module was collaboratively developed and written by the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, the International Women's Tribune Centre in New York, and the Summer Institute ...
    • Theoretical Perspectives on the Contributions of COL-PROTEIN to Open and Distance Learning for Development 

      Alluri, Krishna; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      During 2000 to 2009, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) supported the innovative use of open and distance learning (ODL) to alleviate poverty in rural areas of the world. In particular, the programme known as Poverty ...
    • Towards a Culture of Quality 

      Koul, Badri N; Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006)
      The title Towards a Culture of Quality indicates that this third publication on the theme of quality in the COL Perspectives on Distance Education series widens the discussion beyond external quality assurance processes ...
    • Training and professional development of distance educators: A resource book of articles. 

      McWilliams, Patricia (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1997)
      Prepared in co-operation with the International Centre for Distance Learning (UK Open University), with the financial assistance of the UK Department for International Development. This is a collection of articles, conference ...
    • Use and Integration of Media in Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 004 

      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 ...
    • Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2017)
      This volume is prepared jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, the latter involving teams both from the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris and the ...
    • Vocational Education and Training through Open and Distance Learning 

      Moran, Louise; Rumble, Greville (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver and Routledge, 2004)
      The world needs workers with more and better skills. Conventional apprenticeships and old methods of professional training are not providing enough skilled workers, so governments, companies and colleges are all using open ...