• Open and Distance Learning Quality Assurance in Commonwealth Universities: A Report and Recommendations for QA and Accreditation Agencies and Higher Education Institutions 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
      The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern. Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. The Commonwealth of ...
    • Open and Distance Learning Systems 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Countries and institutions need education systems and infrastructure that work well together, to provide quality support for large numbers of learners requiring education at every level. This infrastructure includes support ...
    • Open and Distance Learning: Applications 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      COL's pan-Commonwealth Open Distance Learning Applications programme emphasises using ODL methods and information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help developing countries achieve Millennium Development Goals. ...
    • Open and Distance Learning: Key Terms and Definitions 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-05)
      This document identifies and defines several key terms related to Open and Distance Learning (ODL). Terms and definitions are current as of May 2020.
    • Open and Distance Learning: Knowledge Management 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Educational knowledge resources such as learning, teaching and research materials must be designed, organised and delivered in a way that is equally and easily accessible to learners, teachers and administrators. In Open ...
    • Open and flexible TVET in Commonwealth Pacific countries 

      Neal, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011-06)
      This report examines the current state of open and flexible technical‐vocational education and training (TVET) in nine Pacific Commonwealth countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, ...
    • Open Badges as Credentials in Open Education Systems: Case Studies from Greece and Europe 

      Papadimitriou, Sofia T; Niari, Maria I (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03)
      Open Badges are digital representations of achievements or skills which describe the framework, significance, and outcomes of a learning procedure based on specific criteria. The Open Badges’ collection can be used by ...
    • Open Education and the Sustainable Development Goals: Making Change Happen 

      Lane, Andy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)
      Education for All has been a concept at the heart of international development since 1990 and has found its latest instantiation within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as SDG 4, ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable ...
    • Open Education Week 2018 Message 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-03-05)
      A message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for 2018 Open Education Week.
    • Open Educational Resources (OER) Guide for Students in Post-Secondary and Higher Education 

      Hoosen, Sarah; Moore, Derek; Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03)
      This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for students in post-secondary and higher education. It is aimed at helping you, as students, to explore the value of good quality OER, and provides ...
    • Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice 

      Glennie, Jenny; Harley, Ken; Butcher, Neil; van Wyk, Trudi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Section for Higher Education (UNESCO), 2012)
      In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications ...
    • Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016 

      Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Abeywardena, Ishan S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions ...
    • Open Educational Resources Policy for Higher Education in Nigeria 

      Agbu, Jane-Frances O; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-10)
      This report makes a case for open educational resources (OER) in Nigeria and presents a draft OER policy for higher education in Nigeria. In its simplest form, OER are any “educational resources (including curriculum maps, ...
    • Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj; Porter, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);OER Asia, 2013)
      This book, the result of an OER Asia research project hosted and implemented by the Wawasan Open University in Malaysia, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, brings together ten country ...
    • Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-09)
      Three documents have been developed in the framework of the 2nd World OER Congress. The two documents: Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action and the Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017 provide ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-09)
      Three documents have been developed in the framework of the 2nd World OER Congress. The two documents: Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to Action and the Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017 provide ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Innovation, Research and Practice 

      McGreal, Rory; Kinuthia, Wanjira; Marshall, Stewart; McNamara, Tim (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2013)
      This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation 

      Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2016-04)
      Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide ...
    • The Open Flip – a digital economic model for education 

      Weller, Martin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      The advent of the internet and digital technologies has given rise to a number of new economic models. These have often been applied to education, but either through faults in the initial models or differences in the ...
    • Open Pedagogy: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings 

      Clinton-Lisell, Virginia (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2021-07-20)
      Open licensing used in open educational resources allows for teaching and learning practices that are not possible with traditional copyright. There is a growing body of empirical research on open pedagogy. However, ...