• Achieving Quality in Distance Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-04-04)
      Today we want to launch our interactive session with some brief and simple remarks about achieving quality in distance education.
    • Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: some reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-10-19)
      Presented at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL), 19 October 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr Godson Gatsha, Education Specialist – Higher Education).
    • Background to the Transnational Qualifications Framework 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-02-25)
      If international online courses are to play a significant role in the expansion of education they must be placed within a global framework of quality assurance and qualifications recognition that inspires confidence.
    • Breaking the Link Between Quality and Exclusivity 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-05)
      It is my privilege to bring the greetings of the Commonwealth of Learning to this splendid gathering at which we celebrate the stellar achievements of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council over a decade of its ...
    • Can Invitational Institutional Audits make a Cost-Effective Contribution to Quality Enhancement? 

      Clarke-Okah, Willie; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-09-17)
      Second International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 17-19 September 2007, Can Invitational Institutional Audits make a Cost-Effective Contribution to Quality ...
    • Commonwealth of Learning: Review and Improvement Model 

      Clarke-Okah, Willie; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-01-28)
      In countries where quality assurance systems are not well established universities can find it useful to invite external visitation panels to advise them on quality improvement and wider issues. However, these can be costly. ...
    • Creating a Global ODL Community for Sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-09-21)
      Open Learning System in Global Environment, International Conference Karnataka State Open University, 21 September 2011 by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // It is a great pleasure to ...
    • Cultural Imperialism or Global Public Goods: Dilemmas of International Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-09)
      Mentioning international partnerships raises another question, which is our title today: Cultural Imperialism or Global Public Goods: Dilemmas of International Education. Is international involvement in expanding higher ...
    • Distance Education across Borders 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-10-14)
      We shall first point out that education across borders - even distance education across borders - is not a new development. However, there are new trends within this activity that we must explore. We shall focus particularly ...
    • 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, ...
    • Emerging QA Issues in Online and Distance Education 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-11-01)
      My topic today is ‘Emerging Issues in QA in online and distance education’. I will first look at the context of Higher Education and the emergence of online and distance education. I will then give an overview of the trends ...
    • The First Meeting of the Management Committee of the Transnational Qualifications Framework 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul; Isaacs, Samuel (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-10-06)
      Transcript of Opening Presentation at the first meeting of the Management Committee of the Transnational Qualifications Framework held in Singapore from 6 to 10 October 2008. Opening Presentation by Sir John Daniel and ...
    • Fitness for Purpose, Fitness of Purpose: The Case of Teacher Education 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-03-02)
      Asia-Pacific Quality Network, Annual Conference Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Expectations and Achievements, Bangalore, India, 2- 4 March 2011, Keynote address: Fitness for Purpose, Fitness of Purpose: The Case ...
    • From the Triangle to the Pentagon: Open Universities in the 21st Century 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-28)
      I have entitled this address From the Triangle to the Pentagon: Open Universities in the 21st Century. In the light of current events I hasten to add that I am not talking about the Sunni triangle and the building in ...
    • Globalization, Competitiveness and Open and Distance Education: Reflections on Quality Assurance 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-11-11)
      Globalization, Competitiveness and Open and Distance Education: Reflections on Quality Assurance by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, to the Asian Association of Open ...
    • High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03-18)
      Introductory (17 March 2016) and Closing Remarks (18 March 2016) at the High Level Roundtable for Vice Chancellors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Higher Education in the 21st Century: The Iron Triangle’s Critical Angle of Quality Assurance 

      Clarke-Okah, Willie (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-02-11)
      I'm here today to talk about quality in higher education in keeping with the theme of Quality Assurance Week, "Promoting Quality in Tertiary Education through Leadership."// I'm going to tell you a bit about the Commonwealth ...
    • Higher Education, Teacher Education, Distance Education: What is Quality and Who says so? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-13)
      I have entitled these remarks Higher Education, Teacher Education, Distance Education: What is it and Who says so? These workshops are about Material Development for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. So we are talking ...
    • Looking Before and After: the Emerging World of QA 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-04-07)
      Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Chinese Taipei, 7 April 2013, Looking Before and After: the emerging world of QA by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning // I am ...
    • Management Education for the Contemporary Professional 

      Kaushik, Madhulika (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2012-04-07)
      Presented at the CEMBA CEMPA Alumni Sri Lanka Inaugural AGM & International Conference: Open Education & Contemporary Professional (7 April 2012), Open University Sri Lanka by Professor Madhulika Kaushik, Education Specialist ...