• Advancing Research in ODL: Where are the Missing Links? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-10-28)
      Transcript and presentation slides from the Opening Keynote at the 28th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Hong Kong, China, 28 October 2014. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, and co-written ...
    • 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.
    • Bridging the Technology Gap: Mobile Phones for Education and Learning 

      Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      Slides from the Ministerial Roundtable, 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM), Mauritius, 30 August 2012. Presented by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Can Mobile Learning Empower Women and Girls? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Carr, Alexis; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-27)
      Transcript and presentation slides from a presentation given at a research seminar, UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, Paris, France, 27 February 2015. Presented by Prof. Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, co-written with Alexis Carr, ...
    • Can Open Learning Transform Society? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-16)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU), 16 December 2017, Guwahati, India. Co-written with Dr. K Balasabramanian, Vice ...
    • COL's Lifelong Learning for Farmers Initiative 

      Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)
      COL's Lifelong Learning for Farmers model promotes prosperity by blending social capital and banking services with the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This model can enable many thousands ...
    • 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 ...
    • Creating Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-02-25)
      World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review Meeting, From Digital to Knowledge Divide, Thematic Forum 1, UNESCO, France, 25 February 2013, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar and co-written with Dr. K. ...
    • Creativity in Advancing Distance Learning: Models and Technologies 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul; Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Sreedher, Ramamurthy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-11-23)
      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 23-29 November 2009, People’s Forum, Theme: Creativity and Innovation // Today’s theme is Creativity and Innovation. This is a particularly appropriate ...
    • Developments in Distance and Online Learning: Can They Address Development Challenges? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-03-10)
      My topic today is ‘Developments in Distance Education and elearning: can they address emerging challenges?’, which I have prepared jointly with my colleague Dr K Balasubramanian. I will first look at the context of higher ...
    • Distance Education: Threats and Opportunities: Selected speeches and website blogs of Sir John Daniel and colleagues 2009-2010 

      Daniel, John; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul; Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Ramamurthy, Sreedhar (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      This selection of speeches from 2009 and 2010 is entitled Distance Education: Threats and Opportunities. It also includes some entries from the blog that COL has introduced since the publication of the previous booklet. Open, ...
    • Empowering Entrepreneurs: What opportunities? What enterprise? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12-10)
      Council for Education in the Commonwealth, Gladwyn Lecture 2013, London, United Kingdom, 10 December 2013, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar (co-written with Dr. K. Balasubramanian), Commonwealth of Learning // 2013 is ...
    • Empowerment of Women and Profit: The Role of Coevolution Partnership 

      Balasubramanian, K; Carr, Alexis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-09-06)
      Session VI: Intergenerational and Cross-Collaborative Partnerships of the 11th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (11th WAMM), The Commonwealth in Apia, Samoa, 6-8 September 2016. Presented by Dr. K Balasubramanian, ...
    • From Learning to Empowerment: A Study of Smallholder Farmers in South West Uganda 

      Carr, Alexis; Tenywa, Moses; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11)
      The relationship between education and empowerment has been widely debated in development literature. In recent times, social capital and community-centric learning have been increasingly recognized as important variables ...
    • Gender and Life Long Learning: Impact on Women’s Empowerment 

      Raj, Rengalakshmi; Thamizoli, P; Balasubramanian, K (2013-11)
      COL has been working on L3 for farmers’ project for the last five years in collaboration with NGOs; Community based organizations, technical institutions, telecom service providers and commercial banks in Tamil Nadu, India. ...
    • Higher Education, Service to the Community and ICTs 

      Balasubramanian, K; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-07-07)
      Microsoft Education Leaders’ Forum, Paris, 2009-07-07, Higher Education, Service to the Community and ICTs by Dr Kodhandaraman Balasubramanian & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning (presented by Sir John Daniel) // ...
    • How ICT can Support Teacher Training 

      Kanwar, Asha; Aguti, Jessica N; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-10-06)
      Transcript and presentation slides from the Keynote at the Open Forum on "Teaching today: an international overview of professional development and conditions of work" for the 20th anniversary of World Teachers' Day, UNESCO ...
    • ICTs for higher education 

      Balasubramanian, K; Clarke-Okah, Willie; Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances; Kanwar, Asha; Kwan, Angela; Lesperance, John; Mallet, Joshua; Umar, Abdurrahman; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      A background paper from the Commonwealth of Learning for the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education; Paris, 5-8 July 2009.
    • 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 ...