• Administrative Structures for Distance Education 

      Perraton, Hilary (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Commonwealth Secretariat, 1991)
      The purpose of this book is to help anyone considering the use of distance education and trying to decide how it should be organised. The acclaimed success of the world's 25+ open universities gives the impression that ...
    • An Anthology of "Best Practices" in Teacher Education 

      Lakshmi, T K S; Rama, K; Hendrikz, Johan (National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India;Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-08)
      Quality Assurance in the education sector is one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in its Three-Year Plan for 2006-09. To achieve the outcome of enhanced quality at all levels of education, COL ...
    • Audio for distance education and open learning: A practical guide for planners and producers 

      Thomas, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);International Extension College, Cambridge, 2001)
      Written by John Thomas, who has worked with and produced audio support for education systems over 30 years, this handbook sets out good professional practice in the design, development and delivery of audio materials - ...
    • Basic Education at a Distance 

      Bradley, Jo; Yates, Chris (Commonwealth of Learning and Routledge, 2000)
      Open and distance learning has been used in many ways in the recent past to provide both primary education and adult education. The Commonwealth of Learning works with governments, schools and universities with the aim of ...
    • A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • Boys' Underachievement in Education: An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries 

      Jha, Jyotsna; Kelleher, Fatimah (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Commonwealth Secretariat, 2006)
      Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys' underachievement - both in terms of participation and ...
    • Brave New Women of Asia: How Distance Education Changed Their Lives 

      Kanwar, Asha; Taplin, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The aim of this book of case studies is to inspire and encourage women to participate in open and distance learning. Going through the case studies, potential women learners will see that most of their reservations and ...
    • Case Studies of Non-Formal Education by Distance and Open Learning 

      Siaciwena, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Department for International Development (DFID), 2000)
      This research report will be useful to people involved or interested in the planning, development and implementation of non-formal education programmes because of the useful lessons it offers. The case studies in this ...
    • Case Studies on OER-based eLearning 

      Naidu, Som; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014)
      Preface Case Studies: Open University of Sri Lanka Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course by Shironica Karunanayaka Indira Gandhi National Open University OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning by G. Mythili ...
    • The Changing Faces of Virtual Education 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      This study is a report on some of the major developments that are influencing the evolution of virtual education. It examines not only the nature of these developments, but also the implications for the use of virtual ...
    • Copyright and Distance Education: Trainers' Kit 

      Swales, Christine (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000)
      This toolkit provides a variety of resources designed to assist you in preparing and offering a workshop that introduces participants to copyright as it relates to distance education. It describes the basic features of ...
    • Costs and Financing in Open Schools 

      Du Vivier, Ed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)
      These self-instructional resources have their origins in a workshop on the Costs and Financing of Open & Distance Learning which took place from 6-10 August 2007 in Gabarone, Botswana. The workshop was sponsored by the ...
    • Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers 

      Freeman, Richard (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005)
      This handbook has been written for anyone who plans and writes learning materials for use in open and distance learning (ODL). Anyone who is interested in producing better ODL materials will find something of value in ...
    • Designing Materials for Open and Distance Learning: Trainers' Kit 002 

      Commonwealth of Learning; Asian Development Bank; International Extension College (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Asia Development Bank, 1999)
      The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pleased to provide this toolkit for your use and we sincerely hope that it will be a valuable resource for anyone planning and conducting training ...
    • The Development of Virtual Education: A Global Perspective 

      Farrell, Glen M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999)
      The term "virtual education" is something that is heard with increasing frequency now as the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) becomes ever more present in the conduct of open and distance education. ...
    • Digital Health Literacy in Commonwealth Pacific Nations 

      Sauni, Pale; Terry, Neal (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09)
      The Commonwealth of Learning engaged the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to conduct a research study on current initiatives in digital health literacy in the community health sector. The study focused primarily on the ...
    • Distance Education at Secondary Level in India: The National Open School 

      Sujatha, K (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2002)
      This book is an in-depth study of the National Open School (NOS) in India. NOS is India's most comprehensive distance education programme at the secondary level, and enrols students from all over the country. Prior to ...
    • Distance Education in India 

      Singh, Abhimanyu (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      There are over one hundred conventional universities in India, and five Open Universities have also been started. The total student enrolment in the Open system is ten percent of all enrolments in higher education. That ...
    • Distance Education in Single and Dual Mode Universities: Papers Presented to a Symposium on Reforms in Higher Education 

      Mugridge, Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1992)
      The papers in this collection were prepared for a symposium on reforms in higher education, with particular emphasis on distance education, held in New Delhi, India, in late August, 1992, and sponsored by The Commonwealth ...
    • E-Learning: A Guidebook of Principles, Procedures and Practices 

      Naidu, Som (Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2006)
      This guidebook will help readers to systematically approach their engagement with e-learning, irrespective of the educational sector or level within which they may be working. The content of this guidebook has been carefully ...