• Distance Education in India 

      Singh, Abhimanyu (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      There are over one hundred conventional universities in India, and five Open Universities have also been started. The total student enrolment in the Open system is ten percent of all enrolments in higher education. That ...
    • Distance Education in Single and Dual Mode Universities: Papers Presented to a Symposium on Reforms in Higher Education 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      The papers in this collection were prepared for a symposium on reforms in higher education, with particular emphasis on distance education, held in New Delhi, India, in late August, 1992, and sponsored by The Commonwealth ...
    • 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 ...
    • Emerging Trends in the Development of School Networking Initiatives 

      Naidoo, Vis; Ramzy, Heba (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This collection of research and case studies provides snapshots of developments in school networking in seven regions of the world. Schoolnets can be defined as the entities that facilitate collaboration among schools and ...
    • Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: Pillagers or Preceptors? 

      Marshall, Stewart; Brandon, Ed; Thomas, Michael; Kanwar, Asha; Lyngra, Tove (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) will not help developing countries unless it is accessible, available, affordable, relevant and of acceptable quality. Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: ...
    • The Funding of Open Universities 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      A collection of case studies, based on papers prepared for the COL/International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) symposium on funding and costing of open universities at the Asian Association of Open Universities ...
    • Lifelong Learning & Distance Higher Education 

      McIntosh, Christopher (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2005)
      As globalisation advances, education is increasingly crossing borders - national, regional, sectoral and institutional. At the same time, educational systems are having to respond to other profound changes, such as the ...
    • Open Schooling in the 21st Century 

      Abrioux, Dominique A M X; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      The expansion of secondary education is now the world’s most pressing educational challenge. This carefully prepared and thoroughly researched book should inspire policy-makers and educational planners to explore how open ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Selected Case Studies 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997)
      This publication marks the first collection to emerge from the work of the COL/ICDE quality assurance research group, chaired jointly by Jocelyn Calvert (Deakin University) and Alan Tait (UK Open University). It consists ...
    • Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Symposium Papers 

      Deshpande, Prakash M; Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      This collection of essays is part of two approaches to dealing with the issue of quality assurance in distance education. The first approach arises from the agreement on research signed at the sixteenth world congress of ...
    • Report on a Round Table on Training Distance Educators 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1990)
      Papers Presented at a Round Table on Training Distance Educators: COL Headquarters, Canada, 2 - 6 April 1990. // Series formerly called "Perspectives on Teacher Education." Renamed to "Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning."
    • Skills Development Through Distance Education 

      Mishra, A K; Bartram, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002)
      Open and distance learning provides a means to accessing the skills needed for development. The demands for training from the labour market are very large and ongoing; the demands from young people seeking employment or ...
    • Student Support Services: Toward More Responsive Systems: Report of a Symposium on Student Support Services in Distance Education 

      Sweet, Robert (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1993)
      This report summarises the results of a symposium convened by The Commonwealth of Learning in Delhi between June 21 and 27, 1992. The symposium was entitled "Models of Student Support Systems in Distance Education" and ...
    • Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning 

      Danaher, Patrick A; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      The global need for teacher education is greater now in the early 21st century than ever before. According to UNESCO, half of the world’s 195 countries will have to expand their stock of teachers significantly – some by ...
    • 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 ...
    • Towards a Culture of Quality 

      Koul, Badri N; Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006)
      The title Towards a Culture of Quality indicates that this third publication on the theme of quality in the COL Perspectives on Distance Education series widens the discussion beyond external quality assurance processes ...