Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education
Telecentres or 'telecottages' are helping those at the margins of the knowledge economy gain and apply new understandings and skills. Telecentres may be seen as a socially responsive example of 'think global, act local.' With an ever-growing dependence on technology, there is a danger of ever-increasing disparity in access to education, training, information, and employment opportunities. Telecentres act as an equaliser, allowing the disadvantaged to log onto a world of opportunity
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Latchem, Colin; Kaur, Abtar; Balasubramanian, K; Daniel, John; Jung, Insung; Lee, Tae Rim; Peters, Geoff; Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011-09)Commonwealth of Learning presents a Video Series on Open & Distance Learning. Four interviews were held during the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) 25th Annual Conference 2011 in Penang, Malaysia from 28-30 ...
Maru, Ajit; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)Agriculture is the mainstay of many low-income or developing nations’ economies and exports, and provides for the livelihoods of billions of smallholders. These smallholder farmers face low or reducing crop yields and ...
PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Reporting on Research to Support or Influence Change (A6 Module) Stuart, Janet; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004)In this module, we first consider presenting your findings and recommendations to various audiences.We then look at the processes involved in writing up and presenting your research findings in different ways. Finally, we ...
Sharma, Chandra B; Chaudhary, Sohanvir S (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)Education institutions worldwide are experiencing funding cuts, even as global demand for training in new skills and for professional upgrading increases. Providing courses and programmes at a distance is one of the proven ...
Open and Distance Learning Quality Assurance in Commonwealth Universities: A Report and Recommendations for QA and Accreditation Agencies and Higher Education Institutions Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern. Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. The Commonwealth of ...