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

The report 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?