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(PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - November 2014)
COL newsletter, November 2014; includes: Consultations Held with COL Focal Points; PCF8 to be held in Malaysia; COL Heads USP Review; COL Headquarters Moving; COL organises Gender Workshop; Editorial: Teachers, The Unsung Heroes; In Focus: Open Schooling in Perspective; New Resources: Increasing Access to Education for all through Mobile Learning; Journal of Learning for Development; Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit for Teachers and Teacher Educators; EdTech News: Web@25 and the Web we Want; Greenshot, Improvement over Snipping Tool; Video Editing on Mobile Devices; and more…
by Rosanne Wong, Sibyl Frei, Sevilla Leowinata (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - November 2014)
The Commonwealth of Learning has developed this toolkit to help teachers and teacher educators learn more about gender mainstreaming, specifically: - why gender equality is important to students, teachers, schools, communities and governments, and - how teachers, education institutions and other stakeholders can make changes that will help both girls and boys participate in and succeed at school. Drawing on an extensive review of international commitments, reports, case studies and tools, this toolkit explores how poverty, gender and education impact the lives of women and men, girls and boys. It offers plain-language explanations of important gender issues, and features stories and tools to help teachers and teacher educators address gender issues and provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere for all students. A major focus of the toolkit will be on improving the access, participation, success and decision-making of girls and women in education. However, it will also look at how to improve the participation and success of boys and men in education, and the important roles that teachers, education managers and policy makers have in welcoming the voices and opinions of girls/women and boys/men in the education system.
by Mohamed Ally (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - October 2014)
Educators and governments must be prepared to use mobile learning approaches to meet the needs of, and empower, the current and future generations of learners. Successful implementation of mobile learning, however, requires organisations to have the proper infrastructure, people, policies and training programmes. This start-up guide will help.
by Paul Kawachi (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - September 2014)
The TIPS Framework of QA Criteria for Teachers as Creators of OER
by M. S. Vidya (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - September 2014)
The attempt is to re-examine technology in teaching-learning, particularly at the secondary level. In the present scenario of large classes, a technology tool’s acid test is to regain the benefits of the one-to-one approach to teaching and at the same time allow for an increase in the teacher’s productivity. Multiple tools are therefore, needed to address the multiple needs of learners. With tools becoming increasingly sophisticated but simpler to use, our selection of tools are neither prescriptive nor closed. The purpose is to emphasise the need for tools and to equip the readers with a toolkit to examine and use tools for education.
by Som Naidu, Sanjaya Mishra, Shironica Karunanayaka, G. Mythili, S.K. Prasad, Mohan B. Menon (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - September 2014)
1. Open University of Sri Lanka 2. Indira Gandhi National Open University 3. National Institute of Open Schooling 4. Wawasan Open University
(PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - July 2014)
A Newsletter of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, July 2014
(PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - July 2014)
COL newsletter, July 2014; includes: Consultations Held with COL Focal Points; Pacific Island Ministers Call for ICT and OER; Gender Guidelines for Open Schools; Lifelong Learning for Farmers and Broom Magic; Antigua & Barbuda produces “Open Textbooks”; Editorial: National OER Policies Needed; In Focus: How ROYTEC Joined VUSSC, Embraced OER; Issues in eLearning Video Series; New Resources; People; EdTech News: Big Data and Linked Data: How Important is Data in Education for Development?; Aptus Testers Find it “Relevant” and “Robust”; Moodle 2.7, A Welcome Release; ownClowd; and more…
(PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - May 2014)
This report provides an overview and analysis of the existing literature on open and distance learning (ODL) in the Caribbean from a gender perspective. It covers a wide range of themes encompassing the socio-cultural and economic factors. For some there was no data or analysis available directly related to gender issues or the data available is over ten years old. In these instances, the report summarized key ODL issues in that area and assessed the relevant gender equality issues and questions influencing the related current practices and status.
by David Porter (PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader - May 2014)
For six weeks beginning October 2, 2013, IIT Kanpur and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) delivered a massive open online course (MOOC) on the topic of mobiles for development (M4D). This report provides a pedagogical review of the M4D online course to assist IIT and COL staff to better understand the outcomes of the prototype course, the participants, their participation and performance, and their response to the course design.
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