• LMS Evaluation Tool User Guide 

      3waynet Inc (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004)
      This Guide document is to help the user to start working with the software tool (Excel spreadsheet) for evaluating Learning Management Systems (LMS's). The guide is written for people who will be actually using the tool ...
    • The GMS Toolkit : an Integrated Resource for Implementing the Gender Management System Series 

      Atthill, Catherine; Johnson, Tina; Williams, Suzanne (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2004)
      This Toolkit has been developed to support your work in gender mainstreaming using the Gender Management System (GMS). // Gender mainstreaming is the process of integrating a gender perspective into all policies, ...
    • Costing ODL 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2004-06)
      Costing ODL (CDROM) -- Provides an introduction to costing in open and distance learning (ODL). It is designed for people setting up new ODL programmes and for people wishing to improve the quality of the management of ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Guidelines for Tutoring the PREST Online Course 

      Higgison, Carol (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      In order to assist tutors in the tutoring of PREST Online, we created a short Moodle tutorial "Guidelines for Tutoring PREST Online course". This is a tutorial for tutors, not a PREST course. Feel free to add to this ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Printable Covers 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      The attached colour covers are available for providers wishing to print and bind copies of the Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) in Open and Distance Learning training resources.
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Online Module Files for Moodle 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      The Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) in Open and Distance Learning training resources are also available for online delivery using Moodle. You can download the backup Moodle courses from the ZIP ...
    • Using Information and Communications Technology for Agricultural Extension 

      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 ...
    • Mobile Learning in Developing Countries 

      Traxler, John; Kukulska-Julme, Agnes (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Mobile learning, or m-learning, is a personal, unobtrusive, spontaneous, “anytime, anywhere” way to learn and to access educational tools and material that enlarges access to education for all. It reinforces learners’ sense ...
    • Managing Student Records in Distance Education 

      Randell, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Records can tell stories about diverse groups of students that help institutions provide a continuously improving, quality learning experience. Sophisticated databases for student record management now make it possible to ...
    • PREST in Open and Distance Learning: User Guide 

      Freeman, Richard; Creed, Charlotte (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      This is the accompanying user guide for the Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training (PREST) in Open and Distance Learning training resources. The PREST training resources aim to help open and distance learning ...
    • Tutoring in Open and Distance Learning 

      Daweti, A M (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      As the learning environment in distance education is intended to be highly supportive and learner-centred, regular tutor-led contact sessions are an important learner support strategy that may be an incentive for student ...
    • Producing Gender-Sensitive Materials for Open and Distance Learning 

      Bentley, Maree; Bentley, Karen (2005)
      Sensitivity to someone’s gender is crucial, not only in life but also in learning. In developing countries where the opportunities for face-to-face education are often limited, open and distance learning (ODL) can provide ...
    • Quality Assurance in Open and Distance Learning 

      Kirkpatrick, Denise (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005)
      Assuring the quality of education provision is a fundamental aspect of gaining and maintaining credibility for programmes, institutions and national systems of higher education worldwide. Despite a long and generally ...
    • Commonwealth Countries on Copyright Matters in Education 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2005-05)
      Guideline Document on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions
    • Copyright Audit 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006-11)
      In view of the contemporary scenario where a complex arrangement of international treaties and agreements govern intellectual property, and where countries are under pressure to adopt stricter copyright laws through Free ...
    • Acquiring Accreditation in Distance Learning 

      Kilfoil, Wendy R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In the higher education community, distance education (DE) has been perceived as not being as good as contact education or as a last resort. Actually, it is just a different way of delivering education and is often the ...
    • Adapting Learning Materials for Distance Learning 

      Wright, Clayton R (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      In face-to-face education, instructors are present to guide the instructional/ learning process. In distance education (DE) instructors and students are separated and instructors have limited opportunity to observe, ...
    • Designing Learning Objects for Online Learning 

      Norman, Solvig; Porter, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      he phrase “learning object” (LO) comes from the idea of objectoriented programming, where parts of computer code are reused for various software applications. This concept was transferred to re-purposing content for different ...
    • Knowledge Management Strategies for Distance Education 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2007)
      During the past century, rapid development of an information society and growth in the quantity of accessible information was given considerable momentum with the development of information and communication technologies ...
    • Information Sheet on Creative Commons “NC” and “ND” Restrictions 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2008-07)