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Ferreira, Frances; Cruz, Charisse; Smith, Kristina – Commonwealth of Learning, 2018
This report documents the baseline-endline study by the GIRLS Inspire team's Reaching the Unreached project to examine the implications of skills training and education for women's and girls' empowerment and sustainable livelihoods in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is based on data collected from quarterly reports mirrored against the project…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Females, Empowerment, Training
Commonwealth of Learning, 2017
"Open educational resources" (OER) are educational resources that are available to anyone free of cost and under an open licence to allow others to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute them with few or no restrictions. In 2012, the World OER Congress saw the adoption of the Paris OER Declaration, which calls on governments…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Instructional Materials, Resource Units, Educational Technology
Brown, Cheryl; Czerniewicz, Laura; Huang, Cheng-Wen; Mayisela, Tabisa – Commonwealth of Learning, 2016
The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) is a long-term programme of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to promote a digital education environment in Commonwealth Member Nations. This concept paper proposes a holistic approach to conceptualising digital education leadership. The C-DELTA programme will provide a…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Holistic Approach, Lifelong Learning, Instructional Leadership
Phalachandra, B.; Abeywardena, Ishan – Commonwealth of Learning, 2016
This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions with respect to the development, use and reuse of OER; the availability of support; and challenges faced in fostering the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Westhuizen, Duan vd – Commonwealth of Learning, 2016
This work starts with a brief overview of education in developing countries, to contextualise the use of the guidelines. Although this document is intended to be a practical tool, it is necessary to include some theoretical analysis of the concept of online assessment. This is given in Sections 3 and 4, together with the identification and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Student Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods
Moon, Bob; Villet, Charmaine – Commonwealth of Learning, 2016
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the present and future impact of digital learning on teacher education in Sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of the report is student-teachers and teachers, and its central argument is that existing institutional structures will be insufficient to meet the scale of demand for well-prepared,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Student Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
Commonwealth of Learning, 2011
World leaders, meeting at the United Nations in 2000, set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that aim to transform the condition of humankind in the 21st century. These Goals now guide the policies of governments and the priorities of development agencies. These eight goals are: (1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; (2) Achieve…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Poverty, Primary Education, Hunger
Neal, Terry – Commonwealth of Learning, 2011
This report examines the current state of open and flexible technical-vocational education and training (TVET) in nine Pacific Commonwealth countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has commissioned the Open Polytechnic to complete this report to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Educational Change
Commonwealth of Learning, 2010
Open schools are not just concerned with increasing access to secondary schooling, but also with equalising educational opportunities for citizens regardless of their geographic location or socio-economic background. Through a well-articulated policy, broad consensus on the most appropriate direction for the future development of open schooling…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Open Education, Models
Prabhala, Achal – Commonwealth of Learning, 2010
Copyright vests automatically in most countries around the world, whether or not the creator of an educational work wishes to exert copyright in its entirety. What this means for education, unfortunately, is that all traditionally produced, printed textbooks, are to a large extent "locked." Even digital resources such as those available on the…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Educational Resources, Intellectual Property, Information Technology
Commonwealth of Learning, 2010
The Commonwealth of Learning Review and Improvement Model (COL RIM) was developed by the Commonwealth of Learning in response to two key drivers: (1) Increased global emphasis on the quality of higher education; and (2) Rising concern about the high cost and uncertain benefits of conventional approaches to external quality assurance. Any…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Models, Costs
Mishra, Sanjaya – Commonwealth of Learning, 2010
In order to understand the Open Schooling system in India, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), and its operations, the author scanned and read a large number of documents in a short span of time. These readings formed the basis of his discussions with a range of stakeholders with whom he conducted interviews/interaction to gather…
Descriptors: Opinions, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
Farrell, Glen M. – Commonwealth of Learning, 2009
Results-based management (RBM) is an approach to programme planning and management that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes and measurements to improve decision-making, transparency and accountability. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) began the adoption of a RBM model with its 2003-2006 Three-Year Plan. This led to a significantly…
Descriptors: Models, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning, Guides
Ellis, Justin – Commonwealth of Learning, 2009
This study was carried out at the request of the Ministry of Education, Zambia. The Commonwealth of Learning contracted Turning Points Consultancy CC, a Namibian company, who provided the services of the author, to "carry out an evaluation of the Zambia College of Distance Education (ZACODE) and submit recommendations to the Ministry of…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
Rama, Kondapalli, Ed.; Hope, Andrea, Ed. – Commonwealth of Learning, 2009
The Commonwealth of Learning is proud to partner with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education and UNESCO to produce this "Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes". The Toolkit has been prepared with three features. First, it is a generic document on quality assurance, complete with a…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Higher Education, Distance Education, Pilot Projects
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