• Pacific Leaders in Open, Online and Distance Learning 

      Bossu, Carina (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      In this piece about Pacific leaders in ODL, I noticed that despite the fact that many leaders have or have had a formal professional base at their institutions, many have worked across different nations and in collaboration ...
    • PCF6 Daily News 

      Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (Commonwealth of Learning, 2010-11)
      Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) daily news.
    • PCF7 Daily News 

      National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12)
      Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) daily news.
    • Pedagogical Innovations for Technology-Enabled Learning 

      Ferguson, Rebecca (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-07)
      This guide explores how pedagogy and vision underpin successful TEL innovation, as well as the other building blocks that are needed. It also outlines recent pedagogical innovations in TEL that can be trialled in any ...
    • Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago: A Situational Analysis 

      Persons, Heather (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      This situational analysis was carried out to inform the work of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop new blended skills training opportunities for PWDs with partners National Center for Persons with Disability and ...
    • Phukusi la Moyo - a participatory educational radio programme about maternal and child health 

      Wood, Cathryn E (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      Phukusi la Moyo (literally Bag of Life) is a radio programme that has arisen as a result of a collaborative effort between the MaiMwana Project, Mudzi Wathu Community Radio Station, the District Health Office, and women’s ...
    • Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      This handbook has been written for heads of educational institutions, their senior staff and senior staff of ministries of education who are interested in initiating or extending ODL provision. // The handbook seeks to ...
    • Planning and Management of Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 003 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asian Development Bank, 1999)
      1 . Background (excerpt) 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 ...
    • Policies Regulating the Assignments of the Bachelor of Education Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A Case Study 

      Bose, Sutapa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its ...
    • A Policy Brief on MOOCs 

      Porter, David; Beale, Russell (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-05)
      A MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course that normally requires no prior qualifications for entry, can be accessed by anyone who has an Internet connection, and includes large or very large numbers of ...
    • Policy for Open and Distance Learning 

      Perraton, Hilary; Lentell, Helen (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 2003)
      What policy issues need to be addressed when planning and implementing open and distance learning? Policy for Open and Distance Learning considers the questions that planners and policy makers in open and distance learning ...
    • Política Institucional para REA -Plantilla- 

      (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-09)
      Este documento provee una plantilla de uso fácil para el diseño de una política de Recursos Educacionales Abiertos (REA) para instituciones educacionales presenciales o virtuales (a distancia). // Translation of "Institutional ...
    • Positioning extension Massive Open Online Courses (xMOOCs) within the open access and the lifelong learning agendas in a developing setting 

      Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      Recent reports on xMOOCs indicated that underprivileged learners in need for higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the open access agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs were ...
    • Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs Towards Educational Technologies Integration in Tanzania 

      Raphael, Christina; Mtebe, Joel S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)
      This study examines pre-service teachers’ (N = 386) self-efficacy beliefs towards educational technologies integration in the classroom at the two colleges in Tanzania that prepare secondary education teachers. Using ...
    • President's Message for International Women's Day 2019 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03-08)
      A message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019.
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Brochure 

      Commonwealth of Learning; International Research Foundation for Open Learning (IRFOL) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Informational brochure offering an overview of the Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) in Open and Distance Learning training resources. They were developed by the International Research Foundation ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Costs and Economics of Open and Distance Learning (B3 Handbook) 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      Why cost ODL? Because there are sensible questions, that affect policy and affect people’s lives, about educational costs, which the researcher and manager often needs to answer.
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Course Materials Review 

      Addison, Stephen J; Anderson, Terry (2005-07)
      This document is a review of the Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) in Open and Distance Learning training resources. The review was conducted by Stephen J. Addison of Moray College’s UHI Millennium ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Doing Educational Research and Evaluation in ODL (A1 Module) 

      Alan, Woodley (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      In this module you will be introduced to an overview of educational research and evaluation in open and distance learning (ODL). We shall start by looking at the idea of ‘practitioner research’, since that is the type of ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Getting and Analysing Qualitative Data (A4 Module) 

      Walker, Rob (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)
      In this module I take the view that research methodology is primarily concerned with questions of judgement in the use and application of skills in relation to opportunities. In practice there are almost always several ...