In response to needs expressed by the Commonwealth countries of the Asian region for a more effective utilization of educational media resources for Distance Learning, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) established Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in the year 1994.
Vision and Mission of CEMCA are as follows:
Vision: To be the foremost agency in Commonwealth Asia that promotes media enabled learning for development.
Mission: To assist governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using multiple media in open, distance and technology-enhanced learning.
CEMCA recently published a report that covers the whole eLearning scenario in the Commonwealth Asian Countries comprising of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Author: S.K. Pulist, Editor: Sanjaya Mishra and Publishers: Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) (November 2013)
The specific objectives of the study are:
To compile eLearning country profiles of Commonwealth Asian countries;
To review the growth and development of eLearning programs in Commonwealth Asia;
To identify the nature of programs offered through eLearning;
To identify the policy initiatives undertaken by educational institutions to promote eLearning, giving special reference to open licensing policy;
To identify the eLearning policy adopted for people with disabilities to join online courses;
To find out the measures adopted by the institutions to maintain quality of eLearning courses and e-content; and
To analyze technologies and pedagogical practices used in eLearning programs in Commonwealth Asia.
The report is available in the form of a PDF.