• Addressing the Teacher Gap through Open and Distance Learning: the Work of the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Umar, Abdurrahman; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06-22)
      Meeting of the International Task Force on ‘Teachers for Education for All’, UNESCO HQ, Paris, 22 June 2009, Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO), Abdurrahman Umar & Sir John Daniel (COL) // In its Teacher Education work COL ...
    • COL's Teacher Education Initiative 

      Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Video Message: Through its Teacher Education initiative, COL: • Advocates the use of ODL in teacher education by supporting policies for professional development; • Works with selected teacher education institutions over ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • If content is king, why are OER still uncrowned? a developing world perspective 

      Kanwar, Asha; Kodhandaraman, Balasubramanian; Umar, Abdurrahman (2010-11)
      This presentation seeks to critically examine the experiences of the Commonwealth of Learning in the creation and dissemination of OER and to share the lessons learned. What are some of the key components of sustainability ...
    • 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 ...
    • Quality Assurance in Teacher Education for Africa 

      Kanwar, Asha; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-07-30)
      Keynote Presentation: Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa Conference 2013 (DETA), Kenya Science Campus College of Education & External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 30 July 2013, Presented by Professor ...
    • Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning 

      Danaher, Patrick A; Umar, Abdurrahman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010)
      The global need for teacher education is greater now in the early 21st century than ever before. According to UNESCO, half of the world’s 195 countries will have to expand their stock of teachers significantly – some by ...
    • Towards Sustainable OER: A Perspective from the Global South 

      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 Balasubramniam and Dr Abdurrahman. One of the emerging issues in educational ...
    • Using OERs to improve teacher quality: emerging findings from TESSA 

      Wolfenden, Freda; Umar, Abdurrahman; Aguti, Jessica N; Gafar, Amani A (2010-11)
      The last decade has seen tremendous progress in primary pupil enrolment across much of sub-Saharan Africa but unfortunately in many areas this has not been accompanied by an improvement in pupil achievement. Attention and ...
    • 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 ...