• Commonwealth of Learning Training Impact Study: Final Report 

      Lockwood, Fred; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has always held training to be one of its main functions. This was confirmed in the 1988 Memorandum of Understanding and COL’s Three-year Plan, currently in preparation, which continues ...
    • Informal Learning and Non-Formal Education for Development 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      The following article examines the issues of open, distance and technology-based informal learning and non-formal education for individual and community development. It argues that these two modes of education, which are ...
    • The L3Farmers Project: Report and recommendations to the Commonwealth of Learning on Open and Distance Lifelong Learning for Smallholder Farmers and Agricultural Communities 

      Latchem, Colin; Maru, Ajit; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      The following report is based upon Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiated online discussions, meetings at the second Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Durban, South Africa, and research by the authors into ...
    • Non-formal Education: Are We There Yet? 

      Latchem, Colin; Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      A Planners’ and Practitioners’ QA Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education with author Colin Latchem.
    • Open and Distance Learning Quality Assurance in Commonwealth Universities: A Report and Recommendations for QA and Accreditation Agencies and Higher Education Institutions 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern. Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. The Commonwealth of ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Reporting on Research to Support or Influence Change (A6 Module) 

      Stuart, Janet; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      In this module, we first consider presenting your findings and recommendations to various audiences.We then look at the processes involved in writing up and presenting your research findings in different ways. Finally, we ...
    • Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-formal Education 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Non-formal education takes place both within and outside educational institutions. It caters to all ages and spans adult literacy, basic education, life skills, work skills and health promotion. This new COL publication ...
    • Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning 

      Robinson, Bernadette; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);RoutledgeFalmer, 2003)
      How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and ...
    • Telecentres: Case Studies and Key Issues 

      Latchem, Colin; Walker, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The book opens with a global overview of the multipurpose community telecentre movement and discusses the key issues of ownership, management, operational models and sustainability. There follows a series of case studies ...
    • Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2017)
      This volume is prepared jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, the latter involving teams both from the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris 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 Series on Open and Distance Learning 

      Latchem, Colin; Kaur, Abtar; Balasubramanian, K; Daniel, John; Jung, Insung; Lee, Tae Rim; Peters, Geoff; Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011-09)
      Commonwealth of Learning presents a Video Series on Open & Distance Learning. Four interviews were held during the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) 25th Annual Conference 2011 in Penang, Malaysia from 28-30 ...
    • Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning and Development 

      Kanwar, Asha; Ferreira, Frances; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013)
      This book could not have come at a better time. Many women in Commonwealth Member States continue to face great challenges of severe discrimination and violence. Education is one means of equipping women to deal with this ...