• Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century: Non-traditional educational models 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-06-16)
      Speech delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar at 'Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century: A global challenge in knowledge transfer to meet world demands for food security and sustainability'. Zaragoza, Spain June 2015.
    • Aptus: A Potential Support System for Education in Emergencies 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03-22)
      Workshop presented by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji, Director - Technology and Knowledge Management, Commonwealth of Learning, for Mobile Learning Week 2017 in Paris, France, on 22 March 2017.
    • Changing Roles of Agricultural Extension: Harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Adapting to Stresses Envisaged Under Climate Change 

      Meera, Shaik N; Balaji, Venkataraman; Muthuraman, P; Sailaja, B; Dixit, S (2011)
      The linkages between agriculture and climate are pronounced and often complex. Agricultural systems are most sensitive to extreme climatic events such as droughts, floods and hailstorms, and to seasonal variability and ...
    • Changing the Tune: MOOCs for Human Development? A Case Study (Pre-print) 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Kanwar, Asha (2015-06)
      The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is covered in critical analysis as well as in popular media as a development exclusively bearing on the Higher Education sector (The Economist, 2014). This term has also acquired an ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha; Naidoo, Vis; Ferreira, Frances; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kaushik, Madhulika; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Balasubramanian, K; Pringle, Ian; Bullen, Mark; Balaji, Venkataraman; McEachern, Doris (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-04-11)
      The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada, 11 April 2013, Vancouver, Canada // It gives me great pleasure to formally welcome, for the first ...
    • Communication and capacity building to advance adaptation strategies in agriculture in the context of climate change in India 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Ganapuram, Sreedhar; Devakumar, C (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-04)
      Climate change is perhaps the most serious issue that affects food security of a very large number of human beings and animals. Impacts of climate change will be particularly significant in South Asia where most of food ...
    • Connected Learning and Ag Extension: Shall the twain meet? 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-01-05)
      Presented by Dr. V. Balaji at the 8th Global Communications Research Association in Bangalore, India, 5-7 January 2016.
    • Contemporary information and knowledge management: impact on farming in India 

      Kumar, R Ajith; Balaji, Venkataraman; Guntuku, Dileepkumar; Prabhakar, T V; Yaduraju, N T (2011)
      Farming is an important part of Indian economy and it involves a wide range of stakeholders, of whom the small holder farmers are the largest group. Information sharing on new production processes with farmers was prominent ...
    • DELIVERING APTUS - OER IN OFF-GRID, OFF-LINE SITUATIONS: REACHING THE UNREACHED 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky; Gruda, Michelle (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-02-24)
      Presented at Mobile Learning Week 2015, UNESCO (24 February 2015) held in Paris, France by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (co-written with Mr. Ricky Cheng and Ms. Michelle Gruda), Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Do Tablets and Aptus Contribute to Improved Learning Outcome? Results from an Applied Research Project in Swat Region, Pakistan 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Reach Out to Asia (Member of Qatar Foundation), 2016-04)
      This is a report of findings from the Project for Innovative Delivery of Education Using Mobile Technology, Pakistan. It contains an analysis of results of activities under collaborative project of the Commonwealth of ...
    • Fostering Community Preparedness to Cope with Drought: new initiatives and results from a study involving ODL and ICT from South Central India 

      Kiran, Neelam L; Naresh, Kumar V R; Sreedhar, Ganapuram; Sylvester, Asil G; Balaji, Venkataraman (2010-11)
      Drought has emerged as a key concern in the context of climate variability induced by Climate Change processes and over a billion people are vulnerable, according to UN estimates. Drought preparedness is recognized as the ...
    • How to Run a MOOC: Management of a MOOC 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 5: How to Run a MOOC, module 4 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides as ...
    • How to Run a MOOC: Planning for a MOOC 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 5: How to Run a MOOC, module 3 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides as ...
    • ICT Capacity Building: Game Changers on the Horizon? 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09-24)
      Slides from the Keynote Presentation of the 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC2012), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 September 2012. Presented by Balaji Venkataraman, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Life After the World OER Congress? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-06-22)
      As we come to the close of the 2012 World OER Congress, the next question is: where do we go from here? The adoption of the Paris Declaration is an important outcome of this Congress as Member States move from action to ...
    • Looking Ahead for COL: Reimagining the Future of Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07-11)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the International Forum on ICT and Education 2030, 11 July 2017, Qingdao, China. Co-written with Dr Venkataraman Balaji.
    • Making It Matter: Supporting Education in the Developing World Through Open and Linked Data 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-05-16)
      Video presentation at the Making it Matter Workshop organised by the LinkedUp Project and the Commonwealth of Learning, London, United Kingdom, 16 May 2014. Duration: 17:03 // Resource contains link to video as well as a ...
    • Making Mobile Learning Highly Viable in Contexts with no Connectivity or Grid Power: A Recent Implementation 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Ally, Mohamed; Shinde, Vanita; Mose, Mose (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Qatar Foundation;Athabasca University;Mann Deshi Foundation;The National University of Samoa, 2017-03-22)
      Workshop presentation by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (Commonwealth of Learning), Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University), Vanita Shinde (Mann Deshi Foundation), and Mose Mose (National University of Samoa) for Mobile Learning ...
    • Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries 

      Patru, Mariana; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06)
      The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access to ...
    • MOOC for Capacity Building in Indian Agriculture 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Sodhi, Balwinder; Prabhakar, T V (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-03-05)
      Presentation slides of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Brainstorming Session in partnership with COL, New Delhi, India, 5 March 2014. By Venkataraman Balaji, Commonwealth of Learning, co-written with Balwinder ...