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- ItemOpen AccessICT Use and Access in the Pacific: Emerging Perspectives(2022-10) Commonwealth of Learning (COL)New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has funded the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to implement a project to contribute to enhanced capacity and efficiency of Pacific education sectors through greater use of innovative delivery mechanisms and technology. This report studies the use, accessibility, risks and opportunities for open distance and flexible learning (ODFL) in 9 Pacific Island countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu). It seeks to gather insights from empirical analysis of survey-based responses of a group of broadly representative stakeholders from these countries including students, teachers and government officials who share their experience of using the internet and, in particular, ODFL technologies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The data analysis combines with secondary research and provide a recommendation that can strengthen ODFL opportunities in the Pacific.
- ItemOpen AccessIncreasing Access to Open Schooling through an e-Learning Intervention: A Case Study from Zambia(2023-01) Chuulu, Yvonne M; Bweupe, Smith K; Kalumiana, Ing’utu A; Kasonde, Barbara M; Musonda, Mathews; Mays, TonyDuring 2019–21, the Ministry of General Education in Zambia piloted an open and innovative schooling (OIS) programme. It used an e-learning model that involved developing and sharing curriculum-based open educational resources (OER) to supplement other teaching and learning processes. The resources could be accessed through both online and offline means. The programme was implemented in 15 centres that supported distance learners and five schools where traditional face-to-face learning took place. A tracer study was conducted among learners, teachers and head teachers who participated in the programme. The study was informed by a diffusion of innovation (DOI) theory perspective, and a mixed methods approach was used. The findings showed that while the e-learning strategy employed was partially successful in expanding and enriching learning opportunities, several systemic, infrastructural and capacity issues must be addressed before the pilot can be effectively scaled.
- ItemOpen AccessOpen Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2021(2022-02) Commonwealth of LearningThe present report is the outcome of a study on the status of OER in the Commonwealth conducted in late 2021. Considering the importance of OER in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19, the findings shall be useful for Member States and educational institutions to mainstream OER. The overall objective is to help countries across the Commonwealth understand the status of OER and develop strategies and action plans for the implementation of the 2019 UNESCO Recommendation on OER.
- ItemOpen AccessReport of the Baseline Study on Technology-Enabled Learning at the National University of Samoa(2017-07) Mow, Ioana CThe report presents the status of technology-enabled learning at National University of Samoa (NUS). It is based on data collected from the teachers and students of NUS and also based on an infrastructure audit at the NUS. It reports the perceived skill levels, attitudes and perceptions of lecturers and students towards technology-enabled learning (TEL) at the NUS. The report was prepared to initiate the development of TEL policy and implementation of TEL at NUS.
- ItemOpen AccessStatus of Distance Learning in South Africa: Contemporary Developments and Prospects(2022-09) McKay, Veronica; Daniel, JohnThe report presents a survey of distance learning in South Africa: contemporary developments and prospects. It is based on both archival and field data.
- ItemOpen AccessStatus of Open and Distance Learning in Nigeria(2022-10) Adamu, Abdalla Uba; Daniel, John"Status of Open and Distance Learning in Nigeria" reviews current policy and practice in relation to issues of access, equity, quality and costs. This was done using a survey of ODL institutions, data from different institutions, and available studies conducted by COL. The report identifies innovations and best practices that institutions adopted as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. The objective of this report is to provide recommendations and concrete actions to enable policy makers and distance education leaders to transform the sector for national development.