• 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement, which began at the turn of the millennium, was motivated by the ideal that knowledge is the common wealth of humankind and should be freely shared. Most institutions that decided ...
    • 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 with Community Media: Stories from the Commonwealth and Latin America 

      Pringle, Ian; Mittal, Ekta; Valdes, Monica (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Without dialogue there is no communication, and without communication there can be no true education. – Paulo Freire Community media, from conventional radio or video to new online or digital media forms, have unique, ...
    • A Prospective Vision for Universities: The Role of the Technology Transfer Units and Distance Education 

      Fernandez, Luis M R (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Universidad Tecnica Particular De Loja, 2008)
      Universities, as institutions, were born in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries out of the spirit of monastic study and cathedral schools and their linkage to social society. Notable and relevant elements of the times ...
    • 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 ...