• The Facilitation of the Transfer of Learning Materials Manual 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1999)
      This manual provides practical advice to producers and users in selling, transferring, purchasing and acquiring materials. It is designed to facilitate the inter-institutional negotiation processes between producers and ...
    • Factors for Success in Dual Mode Institutions 

      Hope, Andrea (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
      The objectives of this study are to present an overview of international practice in dual mode universities in 2005, and by analyzing what works well, what doesn’t and why, to develop a Best Practice Framework. We hope ...
    • Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan 

      Mitra, Sushmita (Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
      Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ...
    • Field Trials of Aptus Prototype: An overview of results from 15 countries 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-07)
      Aptus is a server with its own WiFi router. It can be deployed in areas with no access to grid electricity or data connectivity, and the users (with Tablets, smart phones or Laptops) can access several thousand Open ...
    • Final Report of the Review of the Telematic Learning Programmes at the Potchefstroom University of Christian Higher Education (PUCHE) 

      Rumble, Greville; Hope, Andrea; Thelkeld, Robert; Kirkwood, Jannette; Lubisi, R Cassius (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001-12)
      In August 2001, on recommendation from Sir John Daniel, Assistant Director General (Education) at UNESCO and former Vice-Chancellor of the UK Open University, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) situated in Vancouver, Canada ...
    • Flexible Skills Development Monitoring & Evaluation 

      Tyrer, Rod (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      The main purpose for monitoring the Flexible Skills Development activity is for formative and summative input to FSD activity planning and implementation. FSD is a new activity which employs a blend of capacity building ...
    • Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: Pillagers or Preceptors? 

      Marshall, Stewart; Brandon, Ed; Thomas, Michael; Kanwar, Asha; Lyngra, Tove (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      The growing phenomenon of cross-border higher education (CBHE) will not help developing countries unless it is accessible, available, affordable, relevant and of acceptable quality. Foreign Providers in the Caribbean: ...
    • Foreword 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014)
      'Learning for Development’ is the overarching theme of the Commonwealth of Learning’s work. The recent Education for All, Global Monitoring Report 2013 also emphasizes the centrality of teaching and learning for development. ...
    • Fostering Digital Education among Teachers and Learners in Sri Lankan Schools 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Weerakoon, W.M.S. (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) programme provides a framework for fostering digital education for lifelong learning by developing digital education leaders. The Faculty of Education ...
    • Fostering Governmental Support for OER Internationally 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012)
      COL and UNESCO have embarked on an initiative that aims to encourage more governments to adopt policies that include OER. This initiative seeks to advance the ideal of making educational resources developed with public ...
    • Foundation Level Workplace Training Programmes 

      Alkema, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-07-20)
      This paper outlines the scale of the adult literacy and numeracy issue in New Zealand and describes a policy intervention designed to upskill employees in workplaces to help resolve the issue for them. This is the Workplace ...
    • From Innocence to Experience: the Politics and Projects of Cross-border Higher Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Springer, 2008)
      Many developing countries are struggling to increase access to higher education (HE) since their Age Participation Rates (APRs) are well below the level that the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...
    • From Learning to Empowerment: A Study of Smallholder Farmers in South West Uganda 

      Carr, Alexis; Tenywa, Moses; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The relationship between education and empowerment has been widely debated in development literature. In recent times, social capital and community-centric learning have been increasingly recognized as important variables ...
    • From Policies to Implementation of Open Distance Learning in Rwanda: A Genealogical and Governmentality Analysis 

      Mukama, Evode (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the present historical and cultural practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on ...
    • From the Emeritus Editor… 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      It is difficult for educators to immerse themselves in development thinking and recognise how education contributes as more than a ‘thing in itself’, but as one of an array of crucial streams of activity for human and ...
    • The Funding of Open Universities 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1994)
      A collection of case studies, based on papers prepared for the COL/International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) symposium on funding and costing of open universities at the Asian Association of Open Universities ...
    • Future Proofing Higher Education in the Pacific with Open and Flexible Learning 

      Naidu, Som; Roberts, Keith J (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-12)
      Affordable access to higher education is a major challenge for small Pacific island nations. The University of the South Pacific which is owned and governed by twelve island nations in this region plays a special role in ...
    • Gender Analysis of Open and Distance Learning in the Caribbean Region 

      Peebles, Dana (Kartini International, 2014)
      This report provides an overview and analysis of the existing literature on open and distance learning (ODL) in the Caribbean from a gender perspective. It covers a wide range of themes encompassing the socio-cultural ...
    • Gender and ICT: Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review 

      Borokhovski, Eugene; Pickup, David; El Saadi, Lina; Rabah, Jihan; Tamim, Rana M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-10)
      This publication addresses the intersection of gender and information and communication technologies (ICT) as reflected in the primary research literature and in educational practices and policies of the Commonwealth, the ...
    • Gender Bias Quiz 

      Tezare, Kisanet (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-09)
      At the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), we are committed to supporting an environment in which our staff, our consultants and the staff of our partner institutions and organisations can freely engage in dialogue about ...