• Open Schooling: Selected Experiences 

      Mukhopadhyay, Marmar; Phillips, Susan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      The first open school programme is believed to have begun in 1914 as correspondence lessons prepared at the request of a parent in Beech Forest in the Otway Mountains in Australia. By 1916, a special correspondence branch ...
    • Open schooling: why open schools are re-emerging as a new model 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Where traditional schools cannot respond to the high demand for education, open schools can be a key strategy for increasing volume of access and can do so moderately, significantly or dramatically. Cognisant of the fact ...
    • The Open Schools Handbook A Resource Guide for Managers 

      Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009)
      This book is one in a developing series of handbooks for practitioners in open and distance learning (ODL). The series covers the key roles and functions of ODL systems from the practitioner perspective. The purpose is to ...
    • Open Universities in the 21st Century: Concept Note 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-04)
      Prepared by the Commonwealth of Learning for the Roundtable of Vice Chancellors of Commonwealth Open Universities in Asia and Africa, 23-24 April 2019, New Delhi, India.
    • Open Universities in the Commonwealth: At a Glance 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-08)
      In the absence of comparative data about open universities, the current impact of ODL institutions is not clear. To develop a database of open universities in the Commonwealth, COL initiated a survey. The present report ...
    • Overview of COL's Programmes 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      COL's Three-year Plan for 2009-2012 is entitled Learning for Development, continuing with the theme of the previous triennium. The broad term “learning” – which subsumes formal education and training – not only captures ...
    • An Overview of Developments and Trends in the Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Education 

      Farrell, Glen (UNESCO, 2003)
      The context Over the last few years the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in all sectors of education has increased dramatically – and continues to do so. While the writer is not aware of supporting ...
    • An Overview of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 001 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian Development Bank, 1999)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pleased to provide this toolkit for your use and we sincerely hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone planning and conducting training ...
    • Pacific Leaders in Open, Online and Distance Learning 

      Bossu, Carina (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      In this piece about Pacific leaders in ODL, I noticed that despite the fact that many leaders have or have had a formal professional base at their institutions, many have worked across different nations and in collaboration ...
    • Participatory Management, Professional Development, and Teachers’ Job Performance in Public Secondary Schools 

      Grace, Ajetunmobi Funmilayo; Oladejo, Maruff Akinwale; Oladejo, Muhideen Adewale (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This correlational survey study examined professional development, participatory management, and teachers’ job performance in public secondary schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. The sample size comprised 504 participants ...
    • PCF6 Daily News 

      Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (Commonwealth of Learning, 2010-11)
      Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) daily news.
    • PCF7 Daily News 

      National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12)
      Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) daily news.
    • Pedagogical Innovations for Technology-Enabled Learning 

      Ferguson, Rebecca (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      This guide explores how pedagogy and vision underpin successful TEL innovation, as well as the other building blocks that are needed. It also outlines recent pedagogical innovations in TEL that can be trialled in any ...
    • Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago: A Situational Analysis 

      Persons, Heather (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      This situational analysis was carried out to inform the work of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop new blended skills training opportunities for PWDs with partners National Center for Persons with Disability and ...
    • Phukusi la Moyo - a participatory educational radio programme about maternal and child health 

      Wood, Cathryn E (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      Phukusi la Moyo (literally Bag of Life) is a radio programme that has arisen as a result of a collaborative effort between the MaiMwana Project, Mudzi Wathu Community Radio Station, the District Health Office, and women’s ...
    • Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This handbook has been written for heads of educational institutions, their senior staff and senior staff of ministries of education who are interested in initiating or extending ODL provision. // The handbook seeks to ...
    • Planning and Management of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 003 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian Development Bank, 1999)
      1 . Background (excerpt) The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pleased to provide this toolkit for your use and we sincerely hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone planning ...
    • Policies Regulating the Assignments of the Bachelor of Education Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A Case Study 

      Bose, Sutapa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its ...
    • A Policy Brief on MOOCs 

      Porter, David; Beale, Russell (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
      A MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course that normally requires no prior qualifications for entry, can be accessed by anyone who has an Internet connection, and includes large or very large numbers of ...
    • Policy for Open and Distance Learning 

      Perraton, Hilary; Lentell, Helen (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 2003)
      What policy issues need to be addressed when planning and implementing open and distance learning? Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning ...