• Access and Affordability in Higher Education (Pre-print) 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      The demand for Higher education continues to rise. A key driver of this demand, according to a recent World Bank working paper, is the steady return on investment. The average rate of return on investment for private and ...
    • Accessible OER: Where to Start? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Abeywardena, Ishan S; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-20)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility, 20 December 2017, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
    • Achieving Lifelong Learning for All: Where are We Now? What Next? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-02-11)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning at the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019, 11 February 2019. Co-written with Ms Alexis Carr, Research Coordinator, COL, Dr K ...
    • Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: Some Reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson; Lesperance, John; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-12)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a speech given at the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Malaysia, 12 February 2015. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr. Godson ...
    • Benchmarking Toolkit for Technology-Enabled Learning 

      Sankey, Michael; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      This toolkit helps educational institutions implementing TEL to assess and benchmark their practices in comparison to other institutions. It provides a framework for self-assessment and reporting based on 10 areas and ...
    • Can ODL reach the unreached? Lessons from the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-07-27)
      First public lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria’s (NOUN) Distinguished Lecture Series in Abuja, Nigeria, delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar speaking about the potential of open and distance learning (ODL) ...
    • Can Open Learning Transform Society? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-16)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU), 16 December 2017, Guwahati, India. Co-written with Dr. K Balasabramanian, Vice ...
    • Can Technology Solve the Problems of Higher Education? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (International Association of Universities (IAU), 2018-05)
      This paper presents a brief case for use of technology in higher education and shares some of the COL experiences that shows its focus on (i) policy, (ii) capacity, and (iii) appropriate technology. Integrating these three ...
    • Case Studies on OER-based eLearning 

      Naidu, Som; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      Preface Case Studies: Open University of Sri Lanka Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course by Shironica Karunanayaka Indira Gandhi National Open University OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning by G. Mythili ...
    • 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 ...
    • Development of an Action Plan for the Creation of a Capacity Building Cell within the National Institute of Open Schooling, India 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      The transformation of National Open School (NOS) to National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in 2002 demands for new functions to be performed by NIOS in the area of training and research, apart from its academic ...
    • Early Years of the Journal of Learning for Development: A Combination of Bibliometrics and Thematic Analysis 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      The paper analyses the contributions to Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D) from volume one to five using bibliometrics and content analysis techniques. Analysing the 91 papers in various categories of JL4D, the ...
    • Educational Media in Asia 

      Reddi, Usha V; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)
      Commonwealth Asia has often been a test bed for experimentation in, and use of, media for education. But this is a region of extremes. At one end are the "Asian tigers" - Malaysia, Singapore and India - that have successfully ...
    • eLearning in Commonwealth Asia 2013 

      Pulist, S K (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2013-11)
      A study and compilation of eLearning country profiles of Commonwealth Asian countries. eLearning programmes are largely offered in blended mode, and completely online programmes are not many. The study is expected to provide ...
    • eLearning in the Commonwealth Asia 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (2013-11)
      The panel discussion will highlight the eLearning trends in the Commonwealth Asia by sharing the results of an eight country survey conducted recently by the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), the ...
    • Global Trends in OER: What is the Future? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-07-04)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hong Kong SAR, 4 July 2018. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL.
    • Guide to Blended Learning 

      Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Wilton, Dan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-11)
      The Guide to Blended Learning is an introduction using technology and distance education teaching strategies with traditional, face-to-face classroom activities. This Guide has been designed to assist teachers adopt blended ...
    • Guide to Developing Open Textbooks 

      Moore, Andrew; Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-09)
      This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; ...
    • Guidelines on the Development of Open Educational Resources Policies 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; Orr, Dominic; Janssen, Ben (UNESCO; Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-10)
      The publication provides guidelines and a systematic approach to develop and implement open educational resources policies in different contexts to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goals 4. Using a six-stage ...
    • ICT Leadership in Higher Education Selected Readings 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      Integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education is highly challenging, especially in the higher education sector. While there are several factors for successful integration of ICTs in teaching ...