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    • The Facilitation of the Transfer of Learning Materials Manual 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 1999)
      This manual provides practical advice to producers and users in selling, transferring, purchasing and acquiring materials. It is designed to facilitate the inter-institutional negotiation processes between producers and ...
    • Support Groups in Distance Education 

      Robertshaw, Michael (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      For most distance education systems, distance, time or opportunity isolate learners from the teacher and from their fellow students. The system should attempt to cater to the student as an individual, even though content ...
    • Instructional Design for Self-Learning for Distance Education 

      Murphy, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Having been asked to write about how to design and develop distance education courses, I have to start by stating îit all dependsî. Though it sounds like a bit of a cop out, itís true. Context is paramount. Having worked ...
    • Managing for Electronic Networking 

      Haughey, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Post-secondary educational institutions are under increasing pressure for change. Some governments want institutions to produce increased numbers of science and technology graduates for the knowledge management economy. ...
    • An Introduction to Open and Distance Learning 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      This introduction to open and distance learning was based on introductory materials in COL's "training toolkits." The development of the toolkits, in various topics related to open and distance learning, involved the time ...
    • Editing Distance Education Materials 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2000)
      Distance education materials take a learner-centred approach rather than the traditionally content-centred approach of textbooks. The key is the student. Learners need to become involved and motivated by the materials and ...
    • Using Telecentres in Support of Distance Education 

      Latchem, Colin (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      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.' ...
    • Video/Videoconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Stilborne, Linda; MacGibbon, Peter (2001)
      Video is an increasingly important part of many distance education programmes, as it provides a visual and auditory context for learning. The necessary equipment need not be prohibitively expensive and the range of options ...
    • Using Community Radio for Non-Formal Education 

      Thomas, John (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The main limitations to any approach are the number of local and community radio stations willing and able to involve themselves in education, the willingness of educational organisations to explore the technology, and the ...
    • Analysing Costs/Benefits for Distance Education Programmes 

      Rumble, Greville (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Through cost analysis you can find out how much something actually costs, set a budget, determine a price and compare the costs of different options. In distance education, the main areas are:- Correspondence systems based ...
    • Audio/Audioconferencing in Support of Distance Education 

      Macmullen, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      Whilst the latest generation of distance education has brought us a dizzying array of high tech,computer-based education technology and information saturation via the internet, simple audio and audioconferencing technologies ...
    • Designing Online Learning 

      Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2001)
      The Internet has simultaneously captured the imagination and interest of the world's educators. What drives this interest? Increasing demands for education, training and skills upgrading, a shift from a labour-intensive ...
    • Checklist for Addressing Gender-related Barriers to ICTs 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)
      Use this checklist when designing and implementing projects using ICTs to ensure that your project is accessible to both women and men. By putting strategies in place to address the following barriers you will increase ...
    • Tutoring in open and distance learning: a handbook for tutors 

      O'Rourke, Jennifer (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      This handbook is designed to help you strengthen your understanding of the principles and practice of tutoring in open and distance learning (ODL), and to feel more confident in applying these principles and practices to ...
    • Institutional Collaboration in Distance Education Development and Delivery 

      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 ...
    • Developing Library and Information Services for Distance Education 

      Watson, Elizabeth F (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Distance education (DE) has revolutionised and democratised the delivery and accessibility of education, and has also changed how critical support services, such as library and information service, are provided. This guide ...
    • Establishing Copyright Procedure in Distance Education 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      In distance education (DE), copyright procedures must be established for any activity that concerns materials. This involves integrating resources, systems, contracts, procedures and information across a number of departments ...
    • Open and Distance Learning Policy Development: Particular Reference to Dual Mode Institutions 

      Bottomley, John; Calvert, Jocelyn (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      Dual mode institutions teach both on campus and at a distance. In most dual mode institutions policy is based on the needs of on-campus students and faculty, as Distance Education (DE) is a small, peripheral component or ...
    • Models for Open and Distance Learning: Globalisation, Education and Distance Education 

      Hawkridge, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2003)
      The purpose of this paper, prepared for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), is to support an informed dialogue on international, regional, national and institutional policy on globalisation and education, by looking ...
    • 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 ...