• 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 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), 2018-03)
      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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Assessment of the Zambia College of Distance Education (ZACODE) 

      Ellis, Justin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      This study was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Education, Zambia. The Commonwealth of Learning contracted Turning Points Consultancy CC, a Namibian company, who provided the services of Justin Ellis, to “carry ...
    • Audio for Distance Education and Open Learning: A Practical Guide for Planners and Producers 

      Thomas, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);International Extension College, Cambridge, 2001)
      Written by John Thomas, who has worked with and produced audio support for education systems over 30 years, this handbook sets out good professional practice in the design, development and delivery of audio materials - ...
    • Audio/Audioconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Macmullen, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Whilst the latest generation of distance education has brought us a dizzying array of high tech,computer-based education technology and information saturation via the internet, simple audio and audioconferencing technologies ...
    • Barriers to Participation of Women in Technological Education and the Role of Distance Education 

      Evans, Karen (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1995)
      1. Introduction (excerpt) - The significance now attached to increasing the participation of women in technology and technological education reflects two world-wide trends. The first is the way in which technology is ...