• 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, ...
    • Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)
      This handbook has been written for anyone who plans and writes learning materials for use in open and distance learning (ODL). Anyone who is interested in producing better ODL materials will find something of value in ...
    • Department Involvement in Instructional Materials Development for ODL Study at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) 

      Tanyanyiwa, Vincent I; Mutambanengwe, Betty (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015)
      The teaching and designing of modules at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the principal responsibility of a single body of teaching staff, although some authors and content reviewers could be sourced from elsewhere if ...
    • Designing Learning Objects for Online Learning 

      Norman, Solvig; Porter, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      he phrase “learning object” (LO) comes from the idea of objectoriented programming, where parts of computer code are reused for various software applications. This concept was transferred to re-purposing content for different ...
    • Distance Learner's Perspective on User-Friendly Instructional Materials at the University of Zambia 

      Simui, F; Thompson, L C; Mundende, K; Mwewa, G; Kakana, F; Chishiba, A; Namangala, B (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)
      This case study focuses on print-based instructional materials available to distance education learners at the University of Zambia. Using the Visual Paradigm Software, we model distance education learners’ voices into ...
    • Editing Distance Education Materials 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Distance education materials take a learner-centred approach rather than the traditionally content-centred approach of textbooks. The key is the student. Learners need to become involved and motivated by the materials and ...