• Achieving a Better Completion Rate in MOOCs Through a Blended Approach 

      Kannan, Kalpana; Parmar, Mahendra; Dixit, Sajjan; Deshmukh, Urmila (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      n the fast-changing globalised world, everyone needs to acquire new knowledge and skills continuously. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help achieve lifelong learning to a large number of ...
    • An Analysis of Intercultural Students' Self-Determination in Graduate Online Programmes: Implications for Praxis 

      Bissessar, Charmaine; Black, Debra; Boolaky, Mehraz (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      In this study, self-determination is considered to be the individual autonomy in the form of intrinsic motivation which propels the individual to work toward achieving a specific goal. The self-determination of online ...
    • Book Review: Dron, Jon and Terry Anderson (2014). Teaching Crowds - Learning and Social Media, Edmonton: AU Press. 

      Ferreira-Meyers, Karen (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015)
      This volume written by Dron and Anderson consists of ten chapters and is completed by a reference section and a useful index. The preface details the book’s objectives, after briefly explaining the ambiguous nature of its ...
    • Book Review: Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda 

      DeVries, Irwin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      As seen by Otto Peters in his foreword to this substantial volume, the early days of correspondence-based distance education garnered little attention from researchers. As distance education became more widely adopted and ...
    • Bringing Learning Closer to the Workplace: An Online Course for Librarians in Developing Countries 

      Wild, Joanna; Murugesan, Ravi; Schaeffler, Veronika; Powell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Face-to-face training workshops are frequently used in a capacity development context. However, the workshop approach has its limitations as the application of learning in practice can only happen once the learners are ...
    • Catching Up With eLearning: Implications for Education and Social Policy 

      Macdonald, H Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001-06-28)
      Catching Up With E-Learning: Implications for Education and Social Policy by H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman of the Commonwealth of Learning and President Emeritus York University, Toronto, Canada, Address delivered to the 10th ...
    • COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020)
      Recognising the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on millions of people who have become unemployed, or are on the verge of losing their jobs, Coursera, one of the world’s leading eLearning providers, has recently announced ...
    • Computer Based Skill Development Programmes Through Online to the Remotest Corners of the Country, Empowering the Rural Poor: An IGNOU - SAHAJ’s Initiative 

      Subrahmanyam, V V; Kanjilal, Uma; Nayak, Pandav (2010-11)
      Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - SREI Sahaj collaboration promises to make the on-line computer based skill development programmes made available to the rural youth in digital format through the 27,255 Sahaj ...
    • Connecting the Commonwealth through Online Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha (2015-11-25)
      Presented at CHOGM Malta 2015 at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) on 25 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO.
    • Converting a Course from Traditional Teaching to Online Learning for a Blended Programme 

      Udugama, L S K; Perera, Suresha N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      In this paper, we discuss a methodology of converting a course to an online course without changing the outcomes of a traditional face to face (F2F) course. Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has been offering approved ...
    • Creating Open Online Courses with Learner Representative Partners to Widen Participation in Higher Education 

      Coughlan, Tim; Goff, Jenny (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      Open online courses could provide stepping stones for audiences that are under-represented in higher education (HE). However, there are concerns that these instead proliferate forms of exclusion and do not address known ...
    • Culturally Inclusive Online Learning for Capacity Development Projects in International Contexts 

      Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      This paper explores cultural inclusivity in online learning design by discussing two international capacity development projects; an online tutor mentor development program in Sri Lanka and a hybrid physician assistant ...
    • Dare2BDigital 

      Stacey, Paul; Hirtz, Sandy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      BCcampus, a Ministry of Advanced Education initiative in the province of British Columbia (BC) Canada, conducted a survey across BC post secondary education system seeking recommendations on how to promote and enhance ...
    • Designing a Response to COVID-19 Campus Closures: Praxis 

      Mays, Tony (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-06-05)
      “Designing a response to COVID-19 campus closures: praxis.” Presentation by Dr Tony Mays, Education Specialist: Open Schooling at the 11th e-Learning webinar for lecturers of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science ...
    • Designing Mobile First Courses for Senior Citizens in Grenada 

      Welsh, Nicole (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)
      As health standards improve and life expectancy continues to grow , some senior citizens may foc us on online courses as a means of personal fulfillment and an opportunity to engage with their peers. However, online ...
    • 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 ...
    • Digital Education: The Art of the Possible 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05-06)
      “Digital Education: the art of the possible.” Presentation by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President and CEO, at the e-Symposium “Digital Education: the Art of the Possible, Now!” hosted by Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, ...
    • Doctoral Study and Research Degrees: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online doctoral and research degree programmes, providing an overview of their structures and recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer them online. ...
    • E-Learning: A Guidebook of Principles, Procedures and Practices 

      Naidu, Som (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2006)
      This guidebook will help readers to systematically approach their engagement with e-learning, irrespective of the educational sector or level within which they may be working. The content of this guidebook has been carefully ...
    • Engineering Education: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online engineering programmes and their structures, and provides recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer this programme online. // The information ...