Best Practice in Education Portals: Research Document Prepared for The Commonwealth of Learning and SchoolNet Africa
A key feature of the ongoing growth of the Worldwide Web over the past five years has been a proliferation of web portals that focus on supporting school education. While many such sites require subscription and registration, there are large numbers that deliver services free of charge to anyone with Internet access. This research project has focused on identifying a representative sample of these sites, describing the services that they offer, and distilling an understanding of emerging best practice. In completing the latter task, we have not constrained ourselves to data gathered during this research project, although all of that data is attached as an annexure to this report. Thus, summary of the best ideas we have found - which is also informed by several prior years of research and experimentation by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) - is presented in this report
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Kanwar, Asha; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-08-23)Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference, 23 August 2017, Kigali, Rwanda. Co-written with Ricky Cheng, COL.
Distance education and open learning in Sub-Saharan Africa: A literature survey on policy and practice South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)This report is a review of the literature on current developments and prospects in the field of open and distance learning in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Education is seen as a major impetus behind fundamental change ...
Preparing for Technology Enabled Learning: An Evaluation of Lecturer Preparedness at the National University of Samoa Chan Mow, Ioana; Tanielu, Misioka; Mose, Mose; Patu, Tara; Wong Soon, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)This paper is based on the findings of the baseline study to evaluate lecturer preparedness for technology enabled learning at the National University of Samoa ( NUS ) . The baseline study was ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-06-17)My role now is to introduce this Planning Retreat of the Board and the Staff. The aim of this morning's event is to get Board members' input into the preparation of COL's next Three-Year Plan at a moment when the shape and ...
Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1999)This report seeks to capture the significance of COL on the eve of the new millennium. We see COL as an apt and agile agent of the Commonwealth. Not only is its focus on the determining characteristics of the day knowledge ...