Open and distance learning (ODL)
Parent term: Learning
Learning which gives to the learner a degree of flexibility in the choice of topics, place, pace and/or method.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
|Organisation: || European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Europe|
|Source: || Terminology of European education and training policy (2008)|
|Description: ||This multilingual glossary of terms used in education and training policy is intended for researchers and more generally for all those involved in education and training policy. It does not represent an exhaustive inventory of the terminology used by specialists; rather it identifies a selection of key terms that are essential for an understanding of current education and training policy in Europe. This glossary is an updated and extended version of the Terminology of vocational training policy, published by Cedefop in 2004. [...]|
This glossary was prepared in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF), The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and Eurydice (The information network on education in Europe). p. 14 (Introduction)
Open and distance learning: A type of education, typically college-level, where students work on their own at home or at the office and communicate with the faculty and other students via e-mail, electronic for a, videoconferencing, chat rooms, bulletin boards, instant messaging and other forms of computer-based communication. Most distance learning programmes include a computer-based training system and communications tools to produce a virtual classroom. Because the Internet and World Wide Web are accessible from virtually all computer platforms, they serve as the foundation for many distance learning systems.
Source: EU Commission LLP 2007-2013, Europe
|Organisation: || European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme, Europe|
|Source: || The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 Glossary (2011)|
|Description: ||Online glossary of the LLP(Lifelong learning programme)of the European Union. |
"The Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) was designed to enable people, at any stage of their life, to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as developing education and training across Europe.
With a budget of nearly €7 billion, the programme, which ran from 2007-2013, funded a range of exchanges, study visits, and networking activities.
The activities of LLP continue under the new Erasmus+ programme from 2014-2020."EU commission Website
ODL The term open learning describes policies and practices that permit entry to learning with as few barriers as possible. The distance education system refers to the separation of the teacher and learner. Open learning is not the same as distance education but they are clearly complementary. Which is why we use the two terms together and the expression open and distance learning or ODL.
Source: COL OASIS 2016, Global
|Organisation: || Commonwealth of learning, Global|
|Source: || Can ODL reach the unreached? Lessons from the Commonwealth (2016)|
|Description: ||COL has been working with various institutions for skills development – a training event organised at the Yaba Institute of Technology demonstrated how distance learning and technology can be harnessed to increase access and reduce the costs of quality training. NOUN is also host to RETRIDOL, the institute that develops Open and Distance Learning (ODL) capacity not just in Nigeria but also in West Africa. […] Today we are in the fifth decade of ODL – what have been the major developments so far? Who are the unreached that we still need to reach and what have other Commonwealth universities done to reach these constituencies? Executive summary|
1. Open learning programmes are those the student can pursue in their own time and at their own pace.
2. An approach to learning which gives students flexibility and choice over what, when, at what pace, where, and how they learn, commonly using distance education and the facilities of educational technology.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan
|Organisation: || Ministry of Labour, VTC, Department of statistics, national Centre of Human Resources, Jordan|
|Source: || Glossary of selected Terminology: The labour market And vocational education and training Occupational safety and health The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2005 - Not available online)|
|Description: ||Glossary requested by the Ministry of labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – as part of its activities to foster capacity building. It was assisted in this task by the International Training Centre (ILO, Turin). The International Training Centre worked in collaboration with the local expert Ahmed Mustafa. The expert was responsible for the coordination of the project, ensuring constant communication and collaboration between the concerned authorities in Jordan, especially the following:|
-Ministry of labour.
-VTC (Vocational training centers).
-Department of statistics.
-National Centre for human resources development/Al Manar-information system project development human resources
(Adapted translation of the glossarys introduction)
(Open and Distance Learning) An approach to learning that focuses on freeing learners from constraints of time, space and place while offering flexible learning opportunities. It allows learners to work and combine family responsibilities with educational opportunities.
Source: SADC 2012, Africa
|Organisation: || Southern African Development Community, Africa|
|Source: || Regional Open and Distance Learning Policy Framework (2012)|
|Description: ||The SADC Secretariat commenced the implementation of a Capacity Building in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Project in 2008, with financial support from the African Development Bank (ADB). [...]|
The SADC Capacity building in ODL Project generated four main outputs/outcomes: (i) Regional SADC ODL Policy and Strategy developed and agreed on; (ii) Regional and national capacity to deploy and implement ODL strengthened; (iii) Two Regional Centres of Specialisation established; and (iv) Project activities effectively coordinated and implemented. p. 2 (Foreword)
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