• Marketing and branding of open and distance learning 

      Farrell, Glen (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      Open and distance learning (ODL) has evolved over the last century, but the ways in which its benefits are marketed to students and other stakeholders have remained relatively unchanged. The benefits are still relevant but ...
    • Mobile Learning in Developing Countries 

      Traxler, John; Kukulska-Julme, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Mobile learning, or m-learning, is a personal, unobtrusive, spontaneous, “anytime, anywhere” way to learn and to access educational tools and material that enlarges access to education for all. It reinforces learners’ sense ...
    • Open and Distance Learning Policy Development: Particular Reference to Dual Mode Institutions 

      Bottomley, John; Calvert, Jocelyn (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Dual mode institutions teach both on campus and at a distance. In most dual mode institutions policy is based on the needs of on-campus students and faculty, as Distance Education (DE) is a small, peripheral component or ...
    • Pedagogical Innovations for Technology-Enabled Learning 

      Ferguson, Rebecca (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      This guide explores how pedagogy and vision underpin successful TEL innovation, as well as the other building blocks that are needed. It also outlines recent pedagogical innovations in TEL that can be trialled in any ...
    • Producing Gender-Sensitive Materials for Open and Distance Learning 

      Bentley, Maree; Bentley, Karen (2005)
      Sensitivity to someone’s gender is crucial, not only in life but also in learning. In developing countries where the opportunities for face-to-face education are often limited, open and distance learning (ODL) can provide ...
    • Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning 

      Kirkpatrick, Denise (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Assuring the quality of education provision is a fundamental aspect of gaining and maintaining credibility for programmes, institutions and national systems of higher education worldwide. Despite a long and generally ...
    • Support Groups in Distance Education 

      Robertshaw, Michael (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      For most distance education systems, distance, time or opportunity isolate learners from the teacher and from their fellow students. The system should attempt to cater to the student as an individual, even though content ...
    • Tutoring in Open and Distance Learning 

      Daweti, A M (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      As the learning environment in distance education is intended to be highly supportive and learner-centred, regular tutor-led contact sessions are an important learner support strategy that may be an incentive for student ...
    • The Use of Multi Media in Distance Education 

      Tooth, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000)
      In the past century off-campus instruction has undergone considerable changes, not the least of which has been its name: correspondence became external studies, distance education, open learning and then flexible delivery. ...
    • Using Community Radio for Non-Formal Education 

      Thomas, John (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The main limitations to any approach are the number of local and community radio stations willing and able to involve themselves in education, the willingness of educational organisations to explore the technology, and the ...
    • Using Information and Communications Technology for Agricultural Extension 

      Maru, Ajit; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Agriculture is the mainstay of many low-income or developing nations’ economies and exports, and provides for the livelihoods of billions of smallholders. These smallholder farmers face low or reducing crop yields and ...
    • Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education 

      Latchem, Colin (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Telecentres or 'telecottages' are helping those at the margins of the knowledge economy gain and apply new understandings and skills. Telecentres may be seen as a socially responsive example of 'think global, act local.' ...
    • Video/Videoconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Stilborne, Linda; MacGibbon, Peter (2001)
      Video is an increasingly important part of many distance education programmes, as it provides a visual and auditory context for learning. The necessary equipment need not be prohibitively expensive and the range of options ...