• 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 ...
    • Audio/Audioconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Macmullen, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Whilst the latest generation of distance education has brought us a dizzying array of high tech,computer-based education technology and information saturation via the internet, simple audio and audioconferencing technologies ...
    • Creating, Using and Sharing Open Educational Resources 

      McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) are free learning resources available on the Internet. OER can be openly licensed or in the public domain, and can be used or reused for free. They can exist in many formats: text (either ...
    • 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 ...
    • Editing Distance Education Materials 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Distance education materials take a learner-centred approach rather than the traditionally content-centred approach of textbooks. The key is the student. Learners need to become involved and motivated by the materials and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gender Mainstreaming in Learning for Sustainable Development 

      Sachdeva, Neena; Wong, Rosanne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-08)
      Learning is not only the key to individual freedom, it also brings empowerment. Once people are empowered, they can make both choices and decisions, which increases their ability to act and to influence their lives and ...
    • Increasing Access to Education for All Through Mobile Learning 

      Ally, Mohamed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-10)
      Mobile technology use has increased faster than that of any other technology in our history, and developing countries have the fastest growth rate of mobile technology acquisition. Mobile Web usage is expected to double ...
    • 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 ...
    • Instructional Design for Self-Learning for Distance Education 

      Murphy, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Having been asked to write about how to design and develop distance education courses, I have to start by stating "it all depends". Though it sounds like a bit of a cop out, it's true. Context is paramount. Having worked ...
    • 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 for Electronic Networking 

      Haughey, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Post-secondary educational institutions are under increasing pressure for change. Some governments want institutions to produce increased numbers of science and technology graduates for the knowledge management economy. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...