• Transforming Education with OER 

      Kanwar, Asha (Henley Media Group Limited, 2012)
      Expanding access to quality tertiary education is a critical challenge for developing countries. Faced with burgeoning demand for higher education, open and distance learning (ODL) is now deployed by many conventional ...
    • Transnational qualifications framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Transnational Qualifications Framework Management Committee (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015)
      This publication provides small states with procedures and guidelines to translate national accreditation for recognition through VUSSC’s international accreditation program, the Transnational Qualification Framework. ...
    • Turkish Teachers' Awareness and Perceptions of Open Educational Resources 

      Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)
      The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers’ awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered ...
    • Tutoring in Open and Distance Learning 

      Daweti, A M (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      As the learning environment in distance education is intended to be highly supportive and learner-centred, regular tutor-led contact sessions are an important learner support strategy that may be an incentive for student ...
    • Tutoring in open and distance learning: a handbook for tutors 

      O'Rourke, Jennifer (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      This handbook is designed to help you strengthen your understanding of the principles and practice of tutoring in open and distance learning (ODL), and to feel more confident in applying these principles and practices to ...
    • The Two Solitudes of Education Policy and the Challenge of Development 

      Murgatroyd, Stephen; Sahlberg, Pasi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
      Policy makers are challenged to improve educational outcomes, manage scarce resources and secure public acceptance of their initiatives to provide quality, relevant and effective education. In making decisions they are ...
    • Understanding Open Educational Resources 

      Butcher, Neil; Moore, Andrew (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-08)
      The fact that you are reading this lesson suggests that you have heard of open educational resources (OER). Currently, there is a lot of buzz about OER. Some see them as totally revolutionising how we bring learning ...
    • Understanding the Profile, Motivations and Current Status of Academic Graduates Through Open and Distance Schooling in India 

      Jha, Jyotsna; Ghatak, Neha; Mahendiran, Shreekanth (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
      In India, Open and Distance Learning for secondary and higher secondary level is mainly provided by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Secondary education in India pertains to class 9 and 10 catering to the ...
    • UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-08)
      Promotional video produced by the Commonwealth of Learning, August 2012. Duration: 9:26
    • Unlocking the Potential of Public Libraries in Supporting Distance Learning 

      Nabushawo, Harriet M; Aguti, Jessica N; Winterbottom, Mark (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. ...
    • Use and Integration of Media in Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 004 

      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 ...
    • The Use of Distance Learning in Non-Formal Education: a report on a survey carried out for the Commonwealth of Learning by the International Extension College 

      Dodds, Tony (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1996)
      The report documents information on 73 projects, in 56 developing countries and 17 industrialised countries, and presents a number of conclusions and proposals for further action. The survey found that there is considerable ...
    • The Use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Learning and Distance Education 

      Intelecon Research (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      This report on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for learning and distance education in Commonwealth countries has been prepared on behalf of the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, by Intelecon ...
    • The Use of Modern Educational Technologies in Remote Learning in Higher Education During a Pandemic: the Case of COVID-19 in Cameroon 

      Moluayonge, Gracemary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-11-20)
      In March 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in Cameroon. This led to the Higher Education Institutions resorting to remote learning to ensure continued teaching and learning. The researcher thus set out to ...
    • The Use of Multi Media in Distance Education 

      Tooth, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000)
      In the past century off-campus instruction has undergone considerable changes, not the least of which has been its name: correspondence became external studies, distance education, open learning and then flexible delivery. ...
    • The use of Public Broadcasting in the Caribbean for Open/Distance Learning: Feasibility study report 

      Mitchell, Betty; Murugan, Krishnapillai (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using broadcast media for open/distance education and training to promote socio-economic development in the Caribbean Region. The study, supported by the Caribbean ...
    • 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 ...