• An Anthology of "Best Practices" in Teacher Education 

      Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K; Hendrikz, Johan (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-08)
      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 ...
    • Brave New Women of Asia: How Distance Education Changed Their Lives 

      Kanwar, Asha; Taplin, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The aim of this book of case studies is to inspire and encourage women to participate in open and distance learning. Going through the case studies, potential women learners will see that most of their reservations and ...
    • Designing Materials for Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 002 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asia 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Educational Media in Asia 

      Reddi, Usha V; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)
      Commonwealth Asia has often been a test bed for experimentation in, and use of, media for education. But this is a region of extremes. At one end are the "Asian tigers" - Malaysia, Singapore and India - that have successfully ...
    • 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 ...
    • Kavya Inspirado por historias, Histórias para inspirar 

      De, Kuntal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This is a Portuguese translation of the original Kavya book, which contains stories collected by the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, one of COL’s partner organisations. The stories give us a look into the lives of girls, ...
    • Kavya: Inspired by Stories, Stories to Inspire 

      De, Kuntal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This book contains stories collected by the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, one of COL’s partner organisations. The stories give us a look into the lives of girls, parents and community members who are responding to age-old ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Promoting Use and Contribution of Open Educational Resources 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2017-01)
      Why do some teachers share their work, while others do not? What would enable teachers to share the knowledge resources developed by them to help foster knowledge societies? Sharing educational materials with an open ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning and Development 

      Kanwar, Asha; Ferreira, Frances; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      This book could not have come at a better time. Many women in Commonwealth Member States continue to face great challenges of severe discrimination and violence. Education is one means of equipping women to deal with this ...