Commonwealth of Learning

Separating Rhetoric from Reality: The Process of Institutionalizing OER Practices at African Universities

OER Africa is working with four universities in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa to support the deepening of pedagogical practices that employ open educational resources (OER) and use information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve teaching and learning at both faculty and institutional levels.

Implementing a Multimedia Content Development Strategy in Open Schooling: The Experience of the Namibian College of Open Learning

The purpose of this guide is two-fold. Principally, on request of the Commonwealth of Learning it is designed as a model to aid open schools in the process of implementing a multimedia content development strategy. The second purpose is to record the process that occurred during the implementation of the project.

Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-Formal Education

This toolkit aims to enhance the quality of learning through ODL in health, agriculture and skills development for the non-formal sector.

Quality Assurance Toolkit for Open and Distance Non-Formal Education

This toolkit aims to enhance the quality of learning through ODL in health, agriculture and skills development for the non-formal sector.

Open Courseware, Open Content, Open Practices, Open Learning: Where are the Limits?

This paper reports on the outcomes of a joint UNESCO COL project "Taking OERs Beyond the OER Community" and explores how far open education practices can take us towards more cost-effective higher education systems.

The Future of Universities: New Dynamics for Development

Are universities becoming more open or more closed? Starting from the trends identified at UNESCO’s 2009 World Conference on Higher Education the presentation looks at the recent evolution of higher education, most especially the use of technology.

Introducing Copyright: A Plain Language Guide to Copyright in the 21st Century

To present copyright as simply as possible this book breaks the topic into 12 chapters. It explains how modern copyright began and why countries agreed on international copyright protection as well as open licences, digital rights management.