• 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 ...
    • A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Changing Faces of Virtual Education 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      This study is a report on some of the major developments that are influencing the evolution of virtual education. It examines not only the nature of these developments, but also the implications for the use of virtual ...
    • Copyright and Distance Education: Trainers' Kit 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000)
      This toolkit provides a variety of resources designed to assist you in preparing and offering a workshop that introduces participants to copyright as it relates to distance education. It describes the basic features of ...
    • Distance Education at Secondary Level in India: The National Open School 

      Sujatha, K (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2002)
      This book is an in-depth study of the National Open School (NOS) in India. NOS is India's most comprehensive distance education programme at the secondary level, and enrols students from all over the country. Prior to ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Impact of ICT on the Costs and Economics of Distance Education: A Review of the Literature 

      Hulsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The remit for this review was quite broad, requesting coverage of the relevant literature on costing since 2000 as well as on costing-relevant aspects of open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses ...
    • 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 ...
    • An Overview of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 001 

      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 ...
    • Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This handbook has been written for heads of educational institutions, their senior staff and senior staff of ministries of education who are interested in initiating or extending ODL provision. // The handbook seeks to ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Costs and Economics of Open and Distance Learning (B3 Handbook) 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      Why cost ODL? Because there are sensible questions, that affect policy and affect people’s lives, about educational costs, which the researcher and manager often needs to answer.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Reflections on Ten Years of the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The purpose of this document is to reflect and encourage discussions about The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and its strategic objectives for the ten years beginning July 2000. It draws on COL’s experiences since its ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...