• Access and Quality in Self Organized Learning Environments 

      Kulkarni, Suneeta; Mitra, Sugata (2010-11)
      Learning Environments in remote areas: // Almost no one in the world will deny that children need to have access to meaningful learning experiences if they are to truly gain from these experiences and go beyond rote ...
    • Achieving Quality in Distance Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-04-04)
      Today we want to launch our interactive session with some brief and simple remarks about achieving quality in distance education.
    • Adapting Quality Assurance to Innovative Programmes 

      Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Promoting equity by opening up higher education has posed challenges to quality assurance and even to the definition of quality in higher education. However, certain fundamental principles underpin all forms of higher ...
    • Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: some reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-10-19)
      Presented at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL), 19 October 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr Godson Gatsha, Education Specialist – Higher Education).
    • Assessing E-Learning Maturity @ University Of Mauritius Using EMM V2.3 as a Benchmark 

      Issack, Santally M; Chu Sun Wah, Anna C; Bahadur, Goonesh (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The e-Learning initiative at the University was launched in 2001 with the setting up of the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies. Fifteen years later, the initiative has attained a level of maturity where ...
    • Assessing the need for a quality framework designed specifically for managing the provision of online distance education in developing countries 

      Inglis, Alistair (2010-11)
      Quality assurance and quality improvement processes employ quality frameworks to ensure comprehensive coverage of the factors affecting students’ experiences of learning. The importance of quality frameworks has increased ...
    • Background to the Transnational Qualifications Framework 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-02-25)
      If international online courses are to play a significant role in the expansion of education they must be placed within a global framework of quality assurance and qualifications recognition that inspires confidence.
    • Book Review: Moon, Bob. (2013). Teacher Education and the Challenge of Development: A Global Analysis. New York: Routledge. 

      Younger, Mike (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      This is a wide-­ranging, ambitious book that sets out to explore the connectivities between teacher education and the development agenda, in the context of low­ and middle-­income economies. In four distinct sections, it ...
    • The Botswana Experience in Developing the OERs 

      Amey, F L O; Bagopi, M (2010-11)
      Botswana together with six other countries are taking part in the development of OERs for secondary level education through the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation /COL Partnership Project. A total of twelve officers are ...
    • Breaking Higher Education's Iron Triangle: Access, Cost, and Quality 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-04)
      Expansion is now the defining trend in the worldwide development of higher education. Some predict that by 2020, 40 percent of the global workforce will be knowledge workers with a need for tertiary qualifications. So the ...
    • Breaking the Link Between Quality and Exclusivity 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-05)
      It is my privilege to bring the greetings of the Commonwealth of Learning to this splendid gathering at which we celebrate the stellar achievements of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council over a decade of its ...
    • Can Invitational Institutional Audits make a Cost-Effective Contribution to Quality Enhancement? 

      Clarke-Okah, Willie; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-09-17)
      Second International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 17-19 September 2007, Can Invitational Institutional Audits make a Cost-Effective Contribution to Quality ...
    • Can Mobile Phones Be Used To Improve The Quality Of Learning In Open Schooling? 

      Mitra, Sushmita (2010-11)
      Mobile phones have become ubiquitous. Almost anyone who can have a mobile phone has one. The amount of information and access to it has grown exponentially, thereby the potential for using varied resources for instruction ...
    • COL Quality Assurance Workshop Report 

      South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008)
      This document is a report of the Commonwealth of Learning workshop that was run by the South African Institute for Distance Education ((SAIDE) for Open Schools within Commonwealth countries. The workshop took place at ...
    • COL Review of Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The University of the South Pacific (USP) requested the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to lead an international panel to review the efficiency and effectiveness of its flexible learning (FL) education programmes. The ...
    • ColorBoard: A Product and Process to Enable Quality Education for All 

      Crichton, Susan; Onguko, Brown (2010-11)
      This paper 1) proposes both a product and a process to provide access and opportunity to learning, 2) offers a way to encourage the participatory development of appropriate, relevant resources, and 3) shares findings from ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning Review and Improvement Model for Higher Education institutions 

      George, Nancy; Donovan, Caroline; Plimmer, Geoff; Schmidt, Alison; Gatsha, Godson; Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-06)
      The COL RIM is for the use of management teams in post-secondary institutions. It specifically targets higher education decision makers at the institutional level. Any post-secondary education and training institution in ...
    • Commonwealth of Learning: Review and Improvement Model 

      Clarke-Okah, Willie; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-01-28)
      In countries where quality assurance systems are not well established universities can find it useful to invite external visitation panels to advise them on quality improvement and wider issues. However, these can be costly. ...
    • Community Radio Continuous Improvement Toolkit: Version 2.0 

      Pavarala, Vinod; Malik, Kanchan K; Belavadi, Vasuki; Deshbandhu, Aditya; Raghunath, Preeti; UNESCO (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi, 2014-08)
      Version 2.0 - revised, 2014. Originally published, 2013. This is a toolkit that allows community radio stations to periodically assess themselves on their performance. The toolkit provides indicators of performance along ...
    • Competency Development for assuring Quality in Open and Distance Learning in Nigeria 

      Peters, Olufemi; Ofulue, Christine I (2010-11)
      A major characteristic of the 21st century knowledge economy is an increasing demand for global standards and best practices. Within the education industry, and specifically in developing countries like Nigeria, the demand ...