Recent Submissions

  • Promoting Use and Contribution of Open Educational Resources 

    Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2017-01)
    Why do some teachers share their work, while others do not? What would enable teachers to share the knowledge resources developed by them to help foster knowledge societies? Sharing educational materials with an open ...
  • Kavya: Inspired by Stories, Stories to Inspire 

    De, Kuntal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
    This book contains stories collected by the Mann Deshi Foundation in India, one of COL’s partner organisations. The stories give us a look into the lives of girls, parents and community members who are responding to age-old ...
  • Quality in MOOCs: Surveying the Terrain 

    Hood, Nina; Littlejohn, Allison (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)
    The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws ...
  • Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs and Transformation 

    Miao, Fengchun; Mishra, Sanjaya; McGreal, Rory (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-04)
    Open Educational Resources (OER) — teaching, learning and research materials that their owners make free for others to use, revise and share — offer a powerful means of expanding the reach and effectiveness of worldwide ...
  • The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A perspective on performance, competition and innovation 

    Garrett, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
    The goal of this report is to critically examine one of the marvels of modern higher education: specialist open and distance learning (ODL) universities. These institutions, such as The Open University (UKOU), Indira ...
  • The Impact of ICT on the Costs and Economics of Distance Education: A Review of the Literature 

    Hulsmann, Thomas (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
    The remit for this review was quite broad, requesting coverage of the relevant literature on costing since 2000 as well as on costing-relevant aspects of open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses ...
  • Open and Distance Learning Quality Assurance in Commonwealth Universities: A report and recommendations for QA and accreditation agencies and higher education institutions 

    Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-02)
    The issue of quality in open and distance learning (ODL) remains a major concern. Inadequate quality assurance (QA) measures, policies and systems render the credibility of ODL provision questionable. The Commonwealth ...
  • Resource Book on ICT Integrated Teacher Education 

    Panigrahi, Manas Ranjan (Commonwealth Education Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2016)
    Today, students need to be given opportunities to learn via the effective and efficient integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the classroom. However, integrating ICTs in education can be ...
  • Setting Standards, Maintaining Quality: Quality Assurance Policies for Open Schooling 

    Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-07)
    For ODL to be successful and credible, and for learners to gain maximum benefit from it, it must be recognised as delivering consistently high-standard teaching and learning. That requires quality assurance (QA) and ...
  • A Policy Brief on MOOCs 

    Porter, David; Beale, Russell (Commonwealth of Learning, 2015-05)
    A MOOC (massive open online course) is an online course that normally requires no prior qualifications for entry, can be accessed by anyone who has an Internet connection, and includes large or very large numbers of ...

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