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The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth: A perspective on performance, competition and innovation

Authorship Details
Garrett, Richard
Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
April 2016
Publication Title: 
The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
This report was written for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). It critically examines specialist open and distance learning (ODL) universities. Institutions such as The Open University (UKOU), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the University of South Africa (UNISA), have pioneered instructional and support methods, opening pathways for many non-traditional students. What is the relevance of these institutions in a world where most colleges and universities now offer ODL courses and programs?
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. The State of Open Universities in the Commonwealth is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence (international):

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