• A Case Study: Performance Between Open and Distance Learners and Traditional Classroom-Based Learners 

      Wei, Loo S; Chea, Chiam C; Aziz, Raziana C (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The recent change in the education platform, relying heavily on the use of internet, has caused a revolution in the education world. The use of technology has allowed many education institutions to reach learners in a mass ...
    • Closing Remarks: PCF8 

      Sissons, Linda (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Dr Linda Sissons, Chair, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala ...
    • Closing Remarks: PCF8 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11-30)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, 30 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, ...
    • Cognitive and Affective Engagement in a Comparative Perspective: An Evidence of Formal and Non-Formal Post Graduate Students 

      Nadeem, Hamid A; Mehmood, Ehsan; Haider, Irfan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This study aimed to determine and compare cognitive and affective engagement of formal and non formal students* at post graduate level. The study was conducted in Federal College of Education Islamabad and four regions of ...
    • Crowdsourcing MOOC Interactions: Using a Social Media Site cMOOC to Engage Students in University Course Activities 

      Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This paper reports on a study of the utilization of a connectivist-style Massive Open Course, or cMOOC, to engage students in online activities that were part of a first-year School of Education course. A customized Elgg ...
    • Curating to Creating: An open pedagogy for Quality Learning 

      Okewole, John T; Knokh, Irene (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Teachers have a couple of things to resolve before taking a class. One of it links the teacher with learners - pedagogy is the connecting factor, the lifeline between a teacher and the body of learners. Pedagogy is the ...
    • Delivery of Open and Distance Learning in Kenya: Demand and Quality Concerns 

      Nyerere, Jackline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Kenya has witnessed a rapid expansion in university education with the number of universities increasing by 320% in the last one decade to cater for high demand. The response to this expansion has been the need for more ...
    • Design and Implementation of Real Time E-Lecturing System 

      Adebari, Fasasi A; Abdul, Ibrahim A; Yekini, Asafe N (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) is making video streaming a viable way of getting a real-time event to people anywhere in the world through computer systems and handheld devices. In teaching ...
    • Designing Reflective Practice in the Context of OER-based e-Learning 

      Karunanayaka, Shironica P; Naidu, Som; Rajendra, J C N; Ratnayake, H U W (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Much is said about the importance of reflective practice especially in the professions. Yet much of what happens as part of reflective practice in the professions such as teaching is most of the time left to chance. ...
    • Developing a Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning: A Case Study in the Wealth of Networks 

      Grech, Alexander (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Putting connected learning into practice requires personal commitment and an ability to activate peer-learning networks for the benefit of the individual learner – even at a ‘cost’ to the institution. The CCCL (Commonwealth ...
    • The Development of a Framework Which Supports the Evaluation of Mobile Educational Applications 

      Kruger, Hendrik J J; Callaghan, Ronel (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The growth in mobile device usage creates various opportunities for the development of online learning material which could be accessed through various devices. Mobile learning has several benefits some of which include ...
    • Development of an E-Learning Architecture Based on Numerical Computing Software for Electrical Engineering Education in Open and Distance Mode 

      Premaratne, Isuru A (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      In this paper an eLearning architecture is proposed which is based on Octave software to use in Electrical Engineering education. It is always challenging to interpret physical meaning of a concept only by teaching in a ...
    • Development of Interactive Online Learning Modules: Lessons from Kenyatta University, Kenya 

      Mwaniki, Elizabeth W; Njihia, Mukirae S; Chege, Fatuma N; Ireri, Anthony M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Kenyatta University established the Open and Distance learning (ODL) programme in 2003. At its inception, the programme was reliant on print modules which were distributed to the students enrolled in the programme. In ...
    • Development of Learning Buffet Model for Open and Flexible Learning 

      Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi; Ahmad, Musa; Idrus, Rozhan M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Open and Flexible Learning is an excellent method of reaching all types of learners. It is truly a medium that helps to democratize education to all. Today, we are currently experiencing a time of constant evolution in the ...
    • Development of OERs Through International Collaboration E-QUAL Case Study 

      Gupta, Parul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      Development of Open Education Resources (OER) is similar to product development and it requires due attention to get the final product. Generally, the focus is laid on the final product and not on the process. However, ...
    • A Diagnosis of Learner Opinions in BA (Humanities) Programme Offered by Institute of Distance Education, University of Swaziland, Swaziland 

      Rastogi, Satish (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      This Programme Evaluation for BA (Hum) had been based on past learners’ opinion about various activities at Input, Process, and Output stage with a purpose to raise quality of every service rendered by the University of ...
    • Distance Education Opens Access to Educational and Career Advancement: The Case of Community Based Workers’ Certificate Programme at Bocodol 

      Moses, Boingotlo; Morolong, Bantu L K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      In its common usage in Education, the term access typically refers to the ways in which educational institutions through their policies strive to ensure that different sectors of the population have equal and equitable ...
    • Educational Technology Policies in India and Access 

      Rao, J Prabhakar; Prasad, R Siva (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      It is usually understood that policy defines the course of action to attain particular outcomes. Policy outcomes, in turn, are mediated by institutions. Policies deal with multiple arenas and education is one among them. ...
    • Effectiveness of a Capacity Building Intervention for OER Search and Integration for Course Materials Development 

      Phalachandra, Bhandigadi; Menon, Mohandas; Emmanuel, Jasmine S; Kee, Ch’ng L (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      The Wawasan Open University has been one of the pioneers in the adoption of open educational practices in its course development and delivery. It initiated deliberations within its governing bodies as well as academic ...
    • Effectiveness of Agile Design in Wrap-Around Content Development 

      Gaspard-Richards, Denise (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)
      ODL is growing at The University of the West Indies and on the premise of increasing access, the demands on the curriculum development unit of the institution’s fourth campus – The Open Campus, has increased by more than ...