• Boys' Underachievement in Education: An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries 

      Jha, Jyotsna; Kelleher, Fatimah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Commonwealth Secretariat, 2006)
      Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys' underachievement - both in terms of participation and ...
    • Case Studies of Non-Formal Education by Distance and Open Learning 

      Siaciwena, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Department for International Development (DFID), 2000)
      This research report will be useful to people involved or interested in the planning, development and implementation of non-formal education programmes because of the useful lessons it offers. The case studies in this ...
    • 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. ...
    • Emerging Trends in the Development of School Networking Initiatives 

      Naidoo, Vis; Ramzy, Heba (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This collection of research and case studies provides snapshots of developments in school networking in seven regions of the world. Schoolnets can be defined as the entities that facilitate collaboration among schools and ...
    • Higher Education through Open and Distance Learning 

      Harry, Keith (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 1999)
      Open and distance learning has expanded dramatically in recent years across the world, across the spectrum of subject areas, and across educational levels. This book takes a detailed look at the state of the art of open ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...