• Accessible OER: Where to Start? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Abeywardena, Ishan S; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-20)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility, 20 December 2017, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
    • Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon and Sri Lanka 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05-30)
      Presented by Dr Ishan Abeywardena, Adviser: Open Educational Resources, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Festival of Learning 2018, Vancouver, Canada, 30 May 2018. // Access to relevant learning resources is an important ...
    • A Collaborative Approach to OER Policy and Guidelines Development in the Commonwealth: The Case of Botswana, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Nkwenti, Michael N; Tladi, Lekopanye (Athabasca University Press, 2018-04)
      Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in the sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). The ...
    • Connections (vol. 21, no. 1)  

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Askounis, Helen; Sheldon, Dania (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03)
      COL Newsletter published March 2016.
    • Creating and Repurposing OER Using FOSS: A How-To Guide for Teachers and Learners 

      Kasinathan, Gurumurthy; Ranganathan, Sriranjani (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-06)
      There is a need to promote the creation, revision, publishing and adoption of OER across the world. One way to do this is to make available more digital tools for people to use, create, revise and publish OER. This toolkit ...
    • Developing Regional OER Guidelines in Botswana: Consultant's Report 

      Tladi, Lekopanye (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      The work involved preparing draft OER guidelines catering to regional requirements; building awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocating the necessity and benefits of a provincial OER ...
    • Developing Regional OER Guidelines in Cameroon: Consultant's Report 

      Nkwenti, Michael N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-01)
      The work involved preparing draft OER guidelines catering to regional requirements; building awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocating the necessity and benefits of a regional OER policy ...
    • Development, Use and Assessment of OER 

      Kanwar, Asha; Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07-05)
      Workshop presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hong Kong SAR, 5 July 2018. Co-written with Dr Ishan ...
    • Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on ...
    • External Review Toolkit for ODL and eLearning Courses 

      Smulders, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-04)
      This document or “toolkit” serves a few key purposes. First, it seeks to help those involved in the Open Educational Resource (OER) course development process do their work according to a few important underlying ...
    • OER Capacity Building - Yaba College of Technology 

      Deurwaarder, J M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07)
      The workshop was held at the Academic Board Chamber of YCT from May 18-25, 2016 with approximately 50 participants. By the end of the input, it was expected that YCT would have a set of blueprints and good quality learning ...
    • OER Capacity Building – The Open University of Sri Lanka 

      Kamal, Mostafa A (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-07)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) organized a capacity building workshop on the use/reuse of OER in ODL course development for academic staff of OUSL on February ...
    • OERScout: Autonomous Clustering of Open Educational Resources 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Tham, Choy Y; Chan, Chee S; Balaji, Venkataraman (Asian Association of Open Universities, 2012)
      The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has gained momentum in the past few years. With this new drive towards making knowledge open and accessible, a large number of OER repositories have been established and made ...
    • OERScout: Widening Access to OER through Faceted Search 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S; Chan, Chee S; Balaji, Venkataraman (2013-11)
      In recent years, the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has achieved considerable success within the academic community with respect to advocacy of the concept. As a result, many organisations such as the Commonwealth ...
    • Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016 

      Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions ...
    • Provincial OER Policy Development, Sri Lanka - Consultant Report 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-08)
      The work involved preparing a draft OER policy framework catering to Provincial requirements; build awareness among key stakeholders on the concept and impact of OER; advocate the necessity and benefits of a provincial OER ...
    • A report on the Re-use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER): An Exploration of Technologies Available 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are a relatively new phenomenon which is fast gaining academic credibility as well as the attention of policy makers on a global scale. With increased funding by governmental and non-governmental ...
    • Smart OER: Bridges for Sustainable Education 

      Kanwar, Asha; Abeywardena, Ishan S; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-03-11)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at Innovation Arabia 11, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 March 2018. Co-written with Dr Ishan Abeywardena, Adviser: Open Educational Resources, ...
    • Transforming OER 

      Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05-03)
      This presentation explores the latest technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 360 videos, blockchain and instant messaging (IM) from an educational perspective. It relates how these technologies ...