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Networks for Lifelong Learning and Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia – Lessons and Challenges
Who should fund development? This billion dollar question has ideological, perceptional, operational and political connotations. Public sector, private sector, donor agencies and external aid are some of the sources ...
Chapter 6: Open Licenses (DRAFT)
A draft of Chapter 6 'Open licences' of Copyright for authors, educators and librarians by Julien Hofman and Paul West, 2008.
The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth – the First Nine Years
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-09)
The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) is an initiative that was created by the Ministers of Education of Small States. The Ministers approved the initiative for implementation at their ...
Breaking Higher Education's Iron Triangle: Access, Cost, and Quality
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-04)
Expansion is now the defining trend in the worldwide development of higher education. Some predict that by 2020, 40 percent of the global workforce will be knowledge workers with a need for tertiary qualifications. So the ...
The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth
The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth was conceived by Ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate ...
Looking Ahead: Letters to the Next President from Higher Education's Leaders
(Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008-09)
Given the importance of the upcoming Presidential election, not only to the nation as a whole but to higher education, Change solicited a set of letters to the President-elect from a group of higher-education leaders: ...
Mass Tertiary Education in the Developing World: Distant Prospect or Distinct Possibility?
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-06)
In the coming decades the global profile of tertiary education will be transformed by the multiplication and growth of institutions in the developing world. Age participation rates in tertiary education are below 10% in ...
eLearning for Development: Using Information and Communications Technologies to Bridge the Digital Divide
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06)
eLearning has the potential to make an important contribution to reducing educational deprivation, which in turn can aid progress in achieving development goals. The major obstacles to eLearning are connectivity, equipment, ...
International Online Courses: Issues of Global Quality Assurance, Multi-Country Collaboration and Open Educational Resources
If international online courses are to play a significant role in the expansion of education they must be placed within a global framework of quality assurance and qualifications recognition that inspires confidence. We ...
From Innocence to Experience: the Politics and Projects of Cross-border Higher Education
Many developing countries are struggling to increase access to higher education (HE) since their Age Participation Rates (APRs) are well below the level that the countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and ...