• Use of Tablet Computers to Improve Access to Education in a Remote Location 

      Ally, Mohamed; Balaji, Venkataraman; Abdelbaki, Anwar; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
      A research project was carried out in using mobile learning to increase access to education. This project is contributing to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is to “Ensure inclusive ...
    • Using Community Radio for Non-Formal Education 

      Thomas, John (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The main limitations to any approach are the number of local and community radio stations willing and able to involve themselves in education, the willingness of educational organisations to explore the technology, and the ...
    • Using Community Radio in a Rural Women’s Post-literacy Programme in Nepal 

      Nagaoka, Chizuko; Karki, Manohar (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      This paper examines the literacy and post-literacy needs of rural women in Nepal, describes a pilot study in using community radio to supplement a classroom-based post-literacy programme for these women, analyses the ...
    • Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET 

      Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2017)
      This volume is prepared jointly by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, the latter involving teams both from the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris and the ...
    • Using Information and Communications Technology for Agricultural Extension 

      Maru, Ajit; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Agriculture is the mainstay of many low-income or developing nations’ economies and exports, and provides for the livelihoods of billions of smallholders. These smallholder farmers face low or reducing crop yields and ...
    • Using Mobile Technology for Learner Support in Open Schooling: A Report to the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Gaskell, Anne; Mills, Roger (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      Cambridge Distance Education Consultancy Von Hügel Institute St Edmund’s College Cambridge UK February 2009 To conduct a study into the ways in which mobile technologies are contributing to the provision of learner support ...
    • Using Mobile Technology for Learner Support in Open Schooling: Project report for: Commonwealth of Learning 

      Barlow-Zambodla, Alice; Adams, Fatima (South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE), 2008)
      This report summarises the findings of a preliminary research study on the use of mobile technology for learner support in open schooling in developing countries and comprises of the following sections: 1. Introduction 2. ...
    • Using Mobile-based Social Media to Facilitate Interaction and Build Communities through the lens of Ubuntu in Distance Education 

      Makoe, Mpine; Shandu, Thulile P (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      This paper examines how WhatsApp can be used to build learning communities and facilitate interaction, through the lens of Ubuntu – an African concept of humanness, which means that an individual person owes his or her ...
    • Using technology to expand learning: helping farmers prosper 

      Daniel, John; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
      The Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty and hunger is the focus for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). COL operates on the principle that a massive expansion of learning is a requirement for achieving this and ...
    • Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education 

      Latchem, Colin (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Telecentres or 'telecottages' are helping those at the margins of the knowledge economy gain and apply new understandings and skills. Telecentres may be seen as a socially responsive example of 'think global, act local.' ...
    • Value for Money Review and Social Return on Investment Analysis 

      Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      Between 2012 and 2015, COL provided financial support and other inputs for a range of processes and activities that were intended to promote the establishment of new open schooling programmes in Vanuatu and Belize, amongst ...
    • Versioning Guidelines - A Blueprint and Toolkit for School-Based Teacher Development: Secondary 

      Moon, Bob (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      The Versioning Guidelines have been developed to help in creating a version of the Blueprint and Toolkit for School-Based Teacher Development: Secondary for certain contexts, providing the opportunity to influence the ideas ...
    • Video interview with Sir John Daniel, former President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning by France 24 International News 

      Daniel, John; Perelman, Marc (France 24 International News, 2012-07)
      Marc Perelman meets Sir John Daniel to talk about the open educational resources movement. It’s an initiative that provides online teaching, learning, and research resources but also helps developing countries improve ...
    • Video Message for the 46th National Student Commonwealth Forum 2018 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04-29)
      Video opening address by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 46th National Student Commonwealth Forum, Ottawa, Canada, 29 April – 4 May, 2018.
    • Video Message for the 47th National Student Commonwealth Forum 2019 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-04-27)
      Video opening address by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 47th National Student Commonwealth Forum, Ottawa, Canada, 27 April – 3 May, 2019.
    • Video Message for the National Student Commonwealth Forum 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-04-26)
      A video message delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, for the National Student Commonwealth Forum, 26 April 2017.
    • Video Series for Open Education Week 

      Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-03)
      COL videos prepared for Open Education Week, 5 - 10 March 2012 (Worldwide): 1) Getting Governments to Back OERs: A joint COL-UNESCO project; Sir John Daniel (duration: 5:36) // 2) Mission Accomplished: What Next?; Frances ...
    • Video/Videoconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Stilborne, Linda; MacGibbon, Peter (2001)
      Video is an increasingly important part of many distance education programmes, as it provides a visual and auditory context for learning. The necessary equipment need not be prohibitively expensive and the range of options ...
    • The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Routledge, 2009)
      The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth was conceived by Ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate ...
    • A Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      The Commonwealth Ministers of Education, at their meeting in Halifax, November 2000, directed The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop a proposal for a virtual university to particularly serve the small states of ...