• Accelerating Gender Parity 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03-08)
      Video message delivered for International Women's Day 2016, 8 March 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Access and Affordability in Higher Education (Pre-print) 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      The demand for Higher education continues to rise. A key driver of this demand, according to a recent World Bank working paper, is the steady return on investment. The average rate of return on investment for private and ...
    • Acquiring Accreditation in Distance Learning 

      Kilfoil, Wendy R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In the higher education community, distance education (DE) has been perceived as not being as good as contact education or as a last resort. Actually, it is just a different way of delivering education and is often the ...
    • Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning 

      Wright, Clayton R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In face-to-face education, instructors are present to guide the instructional/ learning process. In distance education (DE) instructors and students are separated and instructors have limited opportunity to observe, ...
    • Addressing the Learning Needs of Out-of-School Children and Youths through the Expansion of Open Schooling 

      Mays, Tony; Singh, Rajiv Kumar (2020-12)
      At any one time, about 300 million children of school going age are not in school. Experience indicates that when schooling is disrupted, whether by a pandemic, a natural disaster or other reasons, not all children return ...
    • Addressing the Successes and Failures of the Campaign for Universal Primary Education 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      The report card of the global campaign to achieve universal primary education (UPE), which began at the Jomtien Conference in 1990 and was reinforced by the Dakar Forum in 2000, is a blend of success and failure. Both ...
    • Administrative Structures for Distance Education 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Commonwealth Secretariat, 1991)
      The purpose of this book is to help anyone considering the use of distance education and trying to decide how it should be organised. The acclaimed success of the world's 25+ open universities gives the impression that ...
    • Advanced ICT Skills Development Project 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-08)
      With 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population under 30 years of age, the skilling of youth is a top priority for governments. The Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) current focus includes course and programme development ...
    • Agricultural Extension Agents' Use of Learning-Based Extension Methods in Trinidad and Tobago 

      Ramjattan, Jeet; Chowdhury, Ataharul; Ganpat, Wayne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      Agricultural extension agents are highly credited for their roles of providing advice to farmers and supporting their learning and decision-making to improve livelihoods. The use of appropriate methods to promote learning ...
    • Agriculture MOOCs: Learnings from Five AgMOOCs 

      Mishra, Gaurav (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      IIT Kanpur and the Commonwealth of Learning delivered five agriculture based massive open online courses (MOOCs). This report provides insights on learners’ feedback on the course pedagogy and its relevance, content, ...
    • Analysing Costs/Benefits for Distance Education Programmes 

      Rumble, Greville (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Through cost analysis you can find out how much something actually costs, set a budget, determine a price and compare the costs of different options. In distance education, the main areas are:- Correspondence systems based ...
    • An Analysis of Heutagogical Practices through Mobile Device Usage in a Teacher Training Programme in Malawi 

      Chimpololo, Andrew (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This paper analyses the mediation of heutagogical practices using mobile devices in a teacher training programme in Malawi. Existing literature suggests that the use of mobile devices facilitates the development of heutagogy, ...
    • Analysis of ICT Competencies Among Distance Learning Students in selected Study Centres of the National Open University of Nigeria 

      Amini, Moses; Oluyide, Oluwaseun (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      The research evaluated the ICT competencies of Distance learning students of the National Open University of Nigeria, as a pre-requisite for their effectiveness in a computer-based learning environment. 186 students (66 ...
    • An Anthology of "Best Practices" in Teacher Education 

      Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K; Hendrikz, Johan (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-08)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Appraisal of Distance Education at the University of the West Indies: First Impressions 

      Renwick, William (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1991)
    • Aptus 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-04)
      Introductory videos of Aptus, the Classroom Without Walls. A large number of learners and teachers in the developing world operate in "unconnected" environments – unconnected to the power grid and to the Internet. There ...
    • Aptus 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2016-11-25)
      Promotional brochure explaining Aptus - a device developed by the Commonwealth of Learning to facilitate elearning in remote and disconnected areas. (Revised June 2018).
    • The Art of the Possible: issues of learner support in open and distance learning in low income countries 

      Creed, Charlotte; Allsop, Terry; Mills, Roger; Morpeth, Ros (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Although the quotation above uses language which sounds rather dated fifteen years on, questioning the assumption that distance learning practices established in one context can translate into new ones remains valid. As ...
    • Asian Leaders in Open and Distance Education 

      Panda, Santosh (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)
      The Asian distance education system is probably the largest in the world. No other continent has seen such a serious policy discourse, as well as determined efforts in its practice, as Asia, since the focus invariably has ...
    • Assessing E-Learning Readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College 

      Okinda, Robert A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      The purpose of this survey was to assess the level of e-learning readiness at the Kenya Technical Teachers College (KTTC). This was part of an institution-wide strategy to guide the adoption and implementation of e-learning ...