• ICTs in Higher Education: Who Stands to Gain? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-05-18)
      My topic today is ‘Towards Sustainable OERs: a perspective from the global south’. I have prepared this presentation jointly with my colleagues Dr. Balasubramanian and Dr. Abdurrahman.
    • Is Modern ICT the Answer to Extension? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09-24)
      My topic today is: ‘Is modern ICT the answer to extension?’ which will be examined in the context of the Commonwealth of Learning’s work in Lifelong Learning for Farming. This presentation has been prepared jointly with ...
    • Knowledge Transfer for a Horticultural Revolution: The Lifelong Learning for Farmers Model 

      Balasubramanian, K; Daniel, John (International Society for Horticultural Science, 2012)
      This paper examines the relevance of the current theoretical perspectives in extension for promoting horticultural revolution in developing countries. At present agricultural education and extension occurs within a framework ...
    • Knowledge Transfer for a Horticultural Revolution: The Lifelong Learning for Farmers Model 

      Balasubramanian, K; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-08-22)
      Our title is Knowledge Transfer for a Horticultural Revolution: The Lifelong Learning for Farmers Model. We argue that the current approach to agricultural extension, which is based on the green revolution, is unsuitable ...
    • Launching of the “Lifelong Learning for Women’s Empowerment” 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-05-19)
      Launching of the“Lifelong Learning for Women’s Empowerment”, Mauritius, 19 May, 2011, presented by Prof. Asha Kanwar and co-written by K. Balasubramanian, Commonwealth of Learning // It is a privilege to be part of this ...
    • Learning for Farming Initiative: Longitudinal Study Tracing the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Activities in Tamil Nadu, India 2011 

      Thamizoli, P; Francis, Henry; Balasubramanian, K; Soundari, Hilaria; Kamaraj, K (Commonwealth of Learning, 2011)
      This report traces the progress and issues of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) activities in a group of villages in Tamil Nadu, India. The study makes an attempt to address two questions: 1. Has L3F made a ...
    • Learning to Empowerment: A Roadmap 

      Balasubramanian, K; Carr, Alexis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11-24)
      Presented at CHOGM 2015 - Group 5, Parallel Workshop, Women’s Forum in Malta by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Vice President, co-written with Ms. Alexis Carr, Project Assistant. This presentation is based on the studies carried ...
    • Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges 

      Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-14)
      International Lifelong Learning Conference, “Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-15 November 2011, Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges by Dr. ...
    • National Qualifications Framework in South Africa: A Critical Review 

      Kanwar, Asha; Umar, Abdurrahman; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-10-29)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a Public Lecture at the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education, (HKU SPACE), 29 October 2014. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar and co-written with ...
    • Networks for Lifelong Learning and Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia – Lessons and Challenges 

      Balasubramanian, K; Maru, Ajit; Alluri, Krishna (CEMCA, 2006)
      Who should fund development? This billion dollar question has ideological, perceptional, operational and political connotations. Public sector, private sector, donor agencies and external aid are some of the sources ...
    • Open Education Resources: Innovation for Development 

      Balasubramanian, K; Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-07-13)
      International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, Canada, 13 July 2013, Presented by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Jointly authored by Professor Asha ...
    • Open Universities in the Time of MOOCs: Reaching the Unreached? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-07-02)
      Transcript and presentation slides of the 19th Prof. G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India, 2 July 2014, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar (co-written with Dr. K. Balasubramanian), ...
    • Our Common Future 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-04-20)
      Delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Foreign Ministers Meeting, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), London, UK, 20 April 2018. Co-written with Dr K Balasubramanian, ...
    • “Scaling up” Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F): Expanding the horizon and empowering the communities, experiences from India 

      Thamizoli, P; Balasubramanian, K (2013-11)
      The paper discusses the results and lessons learned in the mobile based Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) project implemented in Tamil Nadu, India. The methodology designed and plan developed to replicate/scaling up the ...
    • Sharing our Common Wealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-06-20)
      We believe that although infrastructure and technology are important in relation to the capacity to develop and use OER, there is a need for a paradigm shift that explores the link between OER and institutional structures, ...
    • Skilling a Nation’s Future 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11-07)
      Presented at the 14th International Conference on Information (ICI-14), Delta University of Science & Technology (DUST) in Gamasa, Egypt on 7 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr K. ...
    • Skilling Our Youth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03-14)
      Keynote delivered at the 3rd eLearning and Distance Education Conference: Evolution, Challenges & Solutions, 14 March 2016, Lahore, Pakistan.
    • Skills for Development: Paradigm Shift 

      Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-02-22)
      Presented by Dr K. Balasubramanian, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Minsterial Roundtable of the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Nadi, Fiji, on 22 February 2018.
    • Smallholders’ Transformation to Business Enterprise in Africa: A Reality or a Mental Illusion? 

      Balasubramanian, K; Carr, Alexis; Yindok, Tenzin; Atieno, Rosemary; Onyango, James (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06-14)
      This presentation conceptualises the issue of smallholder efficiency in a holistic manner and a case study is presented to show that the transition from smallholder farming to agricultural business enterprise can be a ...
    • Theoretical Perspectives on the Contributions of COL-PROTEIN to Open and Distance Learning for Development 

      Alluri, Krishna; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      During 2000 to 2009, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) supported the innovative use of open and distance learning (ODL) to alleviate poverty in rural areas of the world. In particular, the programme known as Poverty ...