• Acquiring Accreditation in Distance Learning 

      Kilfoil, Wendy R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In the higher education community, distance education (DE) has been perceived as not being as good as contact education or as a last resort. Actually, it is just a different way of delivering education and is often the ...
    • Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning 

      Wright, Clayton R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In face-to-face education, instructors are present to guide the instructional/ learning process. In distance education (DE) instructors and students are separated and instructors have limited opportunity to observe, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Comparing learning effectiveness based on use of different media for delivery of content 

      Kwan, Angela; Leung, Cynthia; Smulders, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-07)
      In an attempt to understand better how the use of different media of delivery of content at a distance affect learning effectiveness, the Commonwealth of Learning initiated a survey of adult learners engaged in workplace ...
    • Delivery of Training Programmes: Changing Design 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-03-25)
      With a few exceptions, education, as it is currently practised, has undergone little change from the traditions of some nine centuries ago. Yet, there is a strong body of evidence and advocacy that is emerging, and which ...
    • Design and Implementation of Real Time E-Lecturing System 

      Adebari, Fasasi A; Abdul, Ibrahim A; Yekini, Asafe N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) is making video streaming a viable way of getting a real-time event to people anywhere in the world through computer systems and handheld devices. In teaching ...
    • Designing Learning Objects for Online Learning 

      Norman, Solvig; Porter, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      he phrase “learning object” (LO) comes from the idea of objectoriented programming, where parts of computer code are reused for various software applications. This concept was transferred to re-purposing content for different ...
    • Designing Online Learning 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The Internet has simultaneously captured the imagination and interest of the world's educators. What drives this interest? Increasing demands for education, training and skills upgrading, a shift from a labour-intensive ...
    • Developing Library and Information Services for Distance Education 

      Watson, Elizabeth F (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Distance education (DE) has revolutionised and democratised the delivery and accessibility of education, and has also changed how critical support services, such as library and information service, are provided. This guide ...
    • Development and Delivery of an OER based University Course: Wawasan Open University Experience 

      Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Menon, Mohan (2013-11)
      The paper discusses the processes adopted in developing an OER integrated five credit Post Graduate course: ICT in Education, and also the strategy followed at the University for the delivery of the course to distance ...
    • Establishing Copyright Procedure in Distance Education 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      In distance education (DE), copyright procedures must be established for any activity that concerns materials. This involves integrating resources, systems, contracts, procedures and information across a number of departments ...
    • Institutional Collaboration in Distance Education Development and Delivery 

      Sharma, Chandra B; Chaudhary, Sohanvir S (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Education institutions worldwide are experiencing funding cuts, even as global demand for training in new skills and for professional upgrading increases. Providing courses and programmes at a distance is one of the proven ...
    • Knowledge Management Strategies for Distance Education 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      During the past century, rapid development of an information society and growth in the quantity of accessible information was given considerable momentum with the development of information and communication technologies ...
    • Managing Student Records in Distance Education 

      Randell, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Records can tell stories about diverse groups of students that help institutions provide a continuously improving, quality learning experience. Sophisticated databases for student record management now make it possible to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Success in eLearning: What is the recipe? 

      Kwan, Angela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11)
      The COL eLearning with international organisations initiative provides customised eLearning design, development, and delivery for just-in-time workplace eLearning for employees based in headquarters and field offices. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...