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ERIC Number: ED348933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Commonwealth of Learning: A Compendium of Activities.
Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, encourages opportunities for learning throughout the British Commonwealth through distance education and the application of communication technologies to education, and provides activities for strengthening member countries' economic and social development. Functions and objectives of COL in distance education are: creation and development of programs in member countries; channelling resources to projects; consultancy services; staff training; facilitating inter-institutional communication links; evaluation and research; acquisition and delivery of teaching materials; adaptation and development of academic materials; local support to students; and recognition of academic credit. The five major sections of this compendium are: (1) regional--Africa, Asia, Caribbean, South Pacific and other; (2) Pan-Commonwealth issues and events--accreditation, environment, fellowships, scholarships and bursaries, student record management systems, and women in development; (3) functional areas--information services, materials acquisition and development, continuing professional education, technologies and telecommunications, and training for distance educators; (4) listing of conferences, meetings, and symposia since COL's inception in 1989; and (5) reports produced by and for COL. A glossary of abbreviations and acronyms is included. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Africa; Asia; British Commonwealth; Canada (West); Caribbean; Commonwealth of Learning; South Pacific
Note: For the 1990 annual report, see IR 015 573.