• 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."
    • Administrative Structures for Distance Education 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Commonwealth Secretariat, 1991)
      The purpose of this book is to help anyone considering the use of distance education and trying to decide how it should be organised. The acclaimed success of the world's 25+ open universities gives the impression 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Water Safe: An Introduction to Water Quality Issues 

      Williams, Elizabeth (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1994)
      A coursebook for a self-study programme that will help in the understanding of the importance of good, clean, and safe water in everyday lives, but particularly when used in the preparation of food.
    • 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 ...
    • Producing Gender Sensitive Learning Materials: A Handbook for Educators 

      Phillips, Susan; Jenkins, Janet (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1995)
      This unique resource book is designed to be used by those developing distance learning materials to assist in identifying gender bias concerns and improving capacity for addressing them. Discussion and case studies cover ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...