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Using technology to expand learning: helping farmers prosper
(Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
The Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty and hunger is the focus for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). COL operates on the principle that a massive expansion of learning is a requirement for achieving this and ...
Video Series for Open Education Week
(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 ...
Knowledge Transfer for a Horticultural Revolution: The Lifelong Learning for Farmers Model
(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 ...
Introduction to COL
(Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and ...
Sir John Daniel - Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers
(Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
Sir John Daniel, President & CEO of COL, describes the contents of his new book, Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All, in this three-minute video. Duration:3:20.
Video interview with Sir John Daniel, former President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning by France 24 International News
(France 24 International News, 2012-07)
Marc Perelman meets Sir John Daniel to talk about the open educational resources movement. It’s an initiative that provides online teaching, learning, and research resources but also helps developing countries improve ...
What Learning for What Development?
(Commonwealth of Learning, 2014)
After reviewing the evolution of attitudes to poverty and education we note how it influenced the early provision of schooling and the emergence of a global agenda for international development and universal education. At ...
Breaking Higher Education's Iron Triangle: Access, Cost, and Quality
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-04)
Expansion is now the defining trend in the worldwide development of higher education. Some predict that by 2020, 40 percent of the global workforce will be knowledge workers with a need for tertiary qualifications. So the ...
The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth
The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth was conceived by Ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate ...
eLearning for Development: Using Information and Communications Technologies to Bridge the Digital Divide
(Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06)
eLearning has the potential to make an important contribution to reducing educational deprivation, which in turn can aid progress in achieving development goals. The major obstacles to eLearning are connectivity, equipment, ...