• Accessibility Strategies for Making MOOCs for People with Visual impairments: A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Perspective 

      Ngubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were designed to enhance access to education to all that desire it. The open access drive seeks to promote free and equitable access to basic, higher, formal and informal education. The ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Analytics 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 5 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Assessment 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 4 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Certification 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 6 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Event management 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 7 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Identity 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 3 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Interactions 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 2 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Architecture of a MOOC: Video lectures, best practices, and content 

      Prabhakar, T V (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 2: Architecture of a MOOC, module 1 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides ...
    • Can the Ugly Duckling of ODL be Transformed into a Swan? The MOOC Effect 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-10-04)
      Public Lecture, University of South Africa (Unisa), Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning // Or more pertinently for us,‘Can the ugly duckling of ODL be transformed ...
    • Changing the Tune: MOOCs for Human Development? A Case Study (Pre-print) 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Kanwar, Asha (2015-06)
      The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is covered in critical analysis as well as in popular media as a development exclusively bearing on the Higher Education sector (The Economist, 2014). This term has also acquired an ...
    • 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 ...
    • Crowdsourcing MOOC Interactions: Using a Social Media Site cMOOC to Engage Students in University Course Activities 

      Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper reports on a study of the utilization of a connectivist-style Massive Open Course, or cMOOC, to engage students in online activities that were part of a first-year School of Education course. A customized Elgg ...
    • Democratising Higher Education through OER - What are the Possibilities? 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-06-07)
      International Conference on Science and Technology for Economic Diversification, Trinidad & Tobago, 7 June 2013, Democratising Higher Education through OER: What are the Possibilities? by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth ...
    • Democratising Higher Education through Open Education Resources: From Commitment to Action 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-12-13)
      I will first look at the context of higher education and some of the initiatives that have been taken to democratise education. I will then bring you some examples of how OER are being harnessed to increase access, improve ...
    • Development of OERs Through International Collaboration E-QUAL Case Study 

      Gupta, Parul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Development of Open Education Resources (OER) is similar to product development and it requires due attention to get the final product. Generally, the focus is laid on the final product and not on the process. However, ...
    • Drivers for Change in Higher Education 

      Naidoo, Vis (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-12-11)
      Video presentation delivered at the ICT Leadership in Higher Education Workshop (11–12 December 2014) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Mr. Vis Naidoo, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning. The presentation focuses on the ...
    • Emerging Developments in ICT Based Learning: The Implications for Higher Education 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-12-19)
      My topic today is ‘Emerging Developments in ICT Based Learning: the implications for higher education’. I will first look at three emerging developments, namely the phenomenal rise of online learning; the OER movement and ...
    • Exploring the Potential of Online Courses to Develop Capacity for Sustainable Development 

      Mercier, Jean-Roger (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      A small team of independent entrepreneurs has developed two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), in French, on sustainable development that attracted, respectively, 250+ and 150+ participants. This article describes the ...
    • Extending the MOOC Footprint; Supporting Capacity Building in India 

      Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon; Henry, Fiona (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper describes how we addressed the broader programme demands in the design and delivery of the TESS-India MOOC to attract over 10,000 registered participants and a completion rate of 51%. We draw on multiple sources ...
    • Guidelines for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07)
      Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different ...