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Commonwealth of Learning, 2022
The 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…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Resource Units, International Cooperation
Mohee, Romeela; Perris, Kirk – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
This guide and tool has been designed to support higher education institutions to review, or audit, their readiness to offer blended learning courses. Users of the guide and tool will benchmark their institution's status with blended learning across a range of categories that includes policy, infrastructure, partnerships, learner support,…
Descriptors: Guides, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Open Educational Resources
Abeka, Silvance O.; Dwada, Dorothy – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
This is the report of a survey conducted at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) to evaluate the implementation of technology-enabled learning. The research was conducted among students and lecturers on courses that were offered in a blended mode. The courses were developed and facilitated by 20 lecturers who had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
Narayan, Sharishna – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
This publication on out-of-school-children (OOSC) in the Pacific is a timely and important contribution to consider interventions to ameliorate educational disparities in the region. A contemporary view of the nine Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that are also members of the Commonwealth are captured as distinct case studies in the publication.…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Dropouts
Bates, Tony – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
High-quality digital learning offers potential economic and social advantages but also could easily lead to a widening gap between economically advanced and low-income countries. Within countries without suitable policy, it could also generate increasing inequity between the rich, who can afford the technology, and the poor, who will not be able…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status
Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
This report prepared at the request of the Seychelles Ministry of Education presents a new model of schooling in Seychelles and makes a case for strengthening the Seychelles Institute of Distance and Open Learning. The new model proposes to leverage the best features of open schooling, e-learning, hybrid learning, and community tutoring to improve…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Distance Education
Manyamba, Christopher; Phundulu, Morris; Vally, Zaheedah; Muchesa, Evans; Mosselson, Maureen – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
As the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) was in the last year of its 2015-2021 strategic plan, COL sought to evaluate the impact of its interventions in open and innovative schooling (OIS) in the period 2018-2021 through an external review. An online quantitative study was carried out in Belize, Malawi, Mozambique, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zambia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Open Education
Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
COL's mission is to help governments, institutions and organisations expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using appropriate open, distance and technology-based approaches. In 2021-2027, COL will: i) build on its expertise in ODL, OER and TEL to play a more influential role in national policy development and implementation; ii)…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Strategic Planning, Educational Quality, Educational Change
Traxler, John; Ogange, Betty – Commonwealth of Learning, 2021
This policy brief looks at open digital distance learning and the potential of massive open online courses to deliver and support teacher development in low-income countries and disadvantaged regions. It addresses the particular barriers faced by teachers and their communities and proposes options to help overcome their challenges. Recommendations…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Ramsamy-Iranah, Sabrina D.; Maguire, Martin – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
In education, assistive technologies include devices or services that increase learners' independence, participation or achievement to ensure that they reach their full potential. This guide describes how educators using assistive technology can promote an inclusive environment that accommodates the different ways learners assimilate information…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Inclusion, Guidelines
Watkins, Caren; Treviranus, Jutta; Roberts, Vera – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
Globally, children with disabilities are disadvantaged in the school environment. They are also disproportionately represented among out-of-school children. Inclusive Design for Learning provides a means to address this crisis of exclusion of persons with identified and unidentified disabilities, which may be permanent or episodic. This Knowledge…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education
Neal, Terry – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
A recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) report noted that nearly half a billion people -- one in six of the world's working population -- did not have enough work, were looking for but unable to find work, or had given up looking for work. Women and youth were over-represented in this group. Since then, due to COVID-19, the numbers of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, COVID-19, Blended Learning, Online Courses
Mays, Tony – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
Schooling has been associated with teachers and learners interacting in physical classrooms. However, when campuses close, alternative ways need to be found to ensure continuity of learning. This document explores how distance and online learning approaches can and have been used to support continuity of learning and how these approaches might…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Models, Educational Policy, Educational Planning
Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
This report evaluates blended learning implementation at the Uganda Management Institute (UMI), Uganda. The study assessed the effectiveness of blended learning (BL) for participants' learning performance and their perceptions about BL. The sample of this study included 7 faculty members and 31 participants who enrolled for 5 blended courses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
Maseko, Simon S.; Esampally, Chandraiah; Mthethwa-Kunene, Khetsiwe E.; Dlamini-Nxumalo, Nkhululeko – Commonwealth of Learning, 2020
The benefits and facilities of online learning at school level all over the world were not fully realised until the COVID-19 pandemic forced educational institutions to explore the possibilities of teaching-learning through online measures. During the lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Open Schooling (OS) using online learning as a method of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, COVID-19, Distance Education
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