• 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 ...
    • Analysing Costs/Benefits for Distance Education Programmes 

      Rumble, Greville (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Through cost analysis you can find out how much something actually costs, set a budget, determine a price and compare the costs of different options. In distance education, the main areas are:- Correspondence systems based ...
    • Book Review: Depover, C., Orivel, F. (2012). Developing countries in the e­learning era (Vol. 96). Paris: UNESCO IIPE. 

      Huelsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      This review will depart from the standard format of a review, which usually starts by giving a brief summary of the reviewed item. Given that the book is readily available online at this URL and includes a good advance ...
    • Connections (vol. 3, no. 1) 

      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-02)
      COL newsletter published February 1998
    • Connections (vol. 4, no. 1) 

      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999-01)
      COL newsletter published January 1999
    • Connections (vol. 5, no. 3) 

      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000-12)
      COL newsletter published December 2000
    • Connections (vol. 7, no. 1) 

      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002-05)
      COL newsletter published May 2002
    • Costing distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning 

      South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      Both of these "Surveys of policy and practice" were conducted on behalf of COL by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) as part of COL's partnership agreement with the Association for the Development ...
    • Costing of a Blended Learning Course at the Open University of Sri Lanka: An empirical study 

      Abeysinghe, A M P B; Jayatilleke, B G; Athapattu, B C L; Gamini, L P S (2013-11)
      In a viable Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system, providing immediate access to learning resources and fostering effective teacher-learner interactions are essential components while balancing the cost of the course ...
    • Costs and Financing in Open Schools 

      Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      These self-instructional resources have their origins in a workshop on the Costs and Financing of Open & Distance Learning which took place from 6-10 August 2007 in Gabarone, Botswana. The workshop was sponsored by the ...
    • Does American Higher Education have a Global Future? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-07-26)
      American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Summer Conference 2007, Vancouver, 26-28 July 2007, Does American Higher Education have a Global Future? Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Introduction ...
    • Dual-Mode Universities in Higher Education: Way Station or Final Destination? 

      Daniel, John (Routledge, 2012-01)
      With online learning it became much easier for academic staff to produce versions of their campus courses for distance students and to interact with them by e-mail and other web tools. This promise of a direct relationship ...
    • The Electronic Examination in Nigerian Universities: A Case Study of NOUN 

      Ndunagu, J N (2013-11)
      Electronic Examination is a product of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) that was developed to solve problems and limitation confronting the process and procedure of conducting paper examinations. Such problems ...
    • 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 ...
    • Fitness for Purpose, Fitness of Purpose: The Case of Teacher Education 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-03-02)
      Asia-Pacific Quality Network, Annual Conference Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Expectations and Achievements, Bangalore, India, 2- 4 March 2011, Keynote address: Fitness for Purpose, Fitness of Purpose: The Case ...
    • From the Triangle to the Pentagon: Open Universities in the 21st Century 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-28)
      I have entitled this address From the Triangle to the Pentagon: Open Universities in the 21st Century. In the light of current events I hasten to add that I am not talking about the Sunni triangle and the building in ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Impact of New Business Models for Higher Education on Student Financing 

      Daniel, John; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-08-08)
      Financing Higher Education in Developing Countries Think Tank, Bellagio Conference Centre 8-12 August 2011 The Impact of New Business Models for Higher Education on Student Financing by Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of ...
    • Impact of Open Textbook Adoption at Antigua State College 

      EMARGE Ed. Consultants (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-06-20)
      ​A research report on adoption of OER at Antigua State College, Antigua and Barbuda. Indicates moderate saving for the learners and improved leanring due to use of OER.
    • Keynote Address: Efficiency and Effectiveness 

      Wiley, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Dr David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning, at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.