• 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 ...
    • Lifelong Learning for Farmers 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has developed an initiative called Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F). Based on the belief that learning should lead to sustainable development, it encompasses economic growth, social ...
    • The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) 

      Commonwealth of Learning (2018-06)
      VUSSC brochure: By expanding access to learning, VUSSC enables small states to become active contributors to global development and leaders in educational reform through the innovative use of information and communication ...
    • Can Technology Solve the Problems of Higher Education? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (International Association of Universities (IAU), 2018-05)
      This paper presents a brief case for use of technology in higher education and shares some of the COL experiences that shows its focus on (i) policy, (ii) capacity, and (iii) appropriate technology. Integrating these three ...
    • Doctoral Study and Research Degrees: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online doctoral and research degree programmes, providing an overview of their structures and recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer them online. ...
    • Engineering Education: Online and Distance Programmes 

      Tait, Alan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      This policy brief outlines current online engineering programmes and their structures, and provides recommendations to universities and regulatory bodies who are seeking to offer this programme online. // The information ...
    • Status of Research and Engineering Programmes Offered Online 

      Mohee, Romeela (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-05)
      Through a comparison of 11 case studies of higher education institutions, this report highlights the current status of research and engineering degrees offered online. In addition to providing a broad analysis of the ...
    • Video Message for the 46th National Student Commonwealth Forum 2018 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04-29)
      Video opening address by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 46th National Student Commonwealth Forum, Ottawa, Canada, 29 April – 4 May, 2018.
    • Sustaining and Scaling Pedagogic Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Grounded Insights for Teacher Professional Development 

      Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this concept ...
    • Student Perceptions of the Creation and Reuse of Digital Educational Resources in a Community Development-Oriented Organisation 

      Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04)
      This case study explores students’ perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African ...