• Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: Some Reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Godfrey, Godson; Lesperance, John; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-12)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a speech given at the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Malaysia, 12 February 2015. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr. Godson ...
    • Capacity Building: The Road to Resilience 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-03-26)
      The purpose of my presentation is to give you an overview of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth or VUSSC and the activities it is undertaking to address the issue of capacity building to overcome ...
    • COL's Virtual University of Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) is a network initiated by and built on the support of Ministers of Education of developing small states of the Commonwealth. It is committed to the ...
    • Collaborating across borders 

      Lesperance, John; Perryman, Leigh-Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-04-21)
      This presentation discusses Open Educational Resources (OER) use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Presented at the Open Education Global 2015 Conference in ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada; Vancouver 

      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, Vancouver, 2013)
      The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada; Vancouver, 11 April 2013. Photos, slides and spoken text. From the introduction by the President ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Emergence of ODL in an Era of ICT and OER 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-03-15)
      Transcript from University of Swaziland, 15 March 2013 "VUSSC: Emergence of ODL in an Era of ICT and OER", by Mr. John Lesperance, Commonwealth of Learning
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-02-27)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Middle East and North Africa Open Educational Resources Regional Conference, 27-28 February 2017, Doha, Qatar. Co-written with Dr. Sanjaya ...
    • Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-03-17)
      Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers 2013 UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, 17-21 March 2013, Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework by John ...
    • Speech at the Launch of the Blue Economy Course: University of Seychelles 

      Kanwar, Asha; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03-07)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the launch of the Blue Economy course, 7 March 2017, University of Seychelles, Anse Royale, Seychelles. Co-written with Mr. John Lesperance, COL.
    • Technology for Collective Action: the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Lesperance, John; West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-07-03)
      Tertiary education in small states: Planning in the context of globalization, An IIEP Policy Forum, Paris, 3 July 2009, Theme: Organizational models for tertiary education in small states, Technology for Collective Action: ...
    • Value of Partnerships in Building an Education System 

      Naidoo, Vis; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-11-26)
      Partnership refers to a dynamic relationship between organisations and institutions based on mutually agreed goals with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. COL leverages its modest resources through partnerships ...
    • Video Series for Open Education Week 

      Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-03)
      COL videos prepared for Open Education Week, 5 - 10 March 2012 (Worldwide): 1) Getting Governments to Back OERs: A joint COL-UNESCO project; Sir John Daniel (duration: 5:36) // 2) Mission Accomplished: What Next?; Frances ...
    • Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-11-12)
      Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting on Small States, 12 November 2013, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) From Concept to Implementation: ...
    • Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12-01)
      Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Interlocutors Meeting, 1 December 2013, Abuja, Nigeria, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar (co-written with Mr. John Lesperance), Commonwealth of Learning // ...
    • The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      When Ministers of Education met in 2000 to discuss the idea for having a VUSSC, achieving sustainable development was already a matter of concern hence it was included as one of the long term objectives for the VUSSC.//Although ...