• The 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-10-27)
      Transcript from Official Opening of The 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth, held on Great Exuma of The Bahamas, 27 October 2008. By Paul West and Sir John Daniel. ...
    • 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.
    • Blue-Sky Thinking for Small States: VUSSC Futures 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-11-09)
      Paul West and I have worked up this presentation, which we are calling Blue-Sky Thinking for Small States: VUSSC Futures. We shall look first at three trends, then suggest some indicators of possible futures for VUSSC and ...
    • Breaking New Ground in Open Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-10)
      Transcript and slides of closing remarks at the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, 2nd Strategy Meeting for Interlocutors and Institutional Managers, Singapore, 10-13 April 2006. Presented by Sir John ...
    • Bridging the Last Mile 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-06-04)
      Commonwealth of Learning, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Third Course Development Boot Camp, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 4 June 2007, Bridging the Last Mile, Opening Remarks, Sir John Daniel // This ...
    • Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island States 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-11-12)
      Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island States, Commonwealth of Learning, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Fourth International Training and Course Development Workshop, Apia, Samoa, ...
    • Building the Capacity to Build 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-10-26)
      Transcript of Closing Ceremony speech at the Sixth International Training & Materials Development Workshop, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC), 26th October to 12th November 2008, Exuma Islands, ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Celebration of Sharing and a Milestone for Open Educational Resources 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-03-02)
      Transcript of speech for Launch of Open Educational Resources for Open Schooling and Implementation of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth and Transnational Qualifications Framework, The Seychelles, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Connecting the Commonwealth through Online Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha (2015-11-25)
      Presented at CHOGM Malta 2015 at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) on 25 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO.
    • Developing the Educational Ecosystem of the Maldives: Launch of an Internet Radio System 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-12-03)
      Launch of the Internet Radio Facility, Male, Maldives, 3 December 2009, Remarks by Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Today we launch an Internet Radio system for the Maldives. Internet Radio combines the strength ...
    • Education Within Borders From Beyond Borders 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-03-22)
      The ever-expanding demand for higher education poses a special challenge for small states. Historically many of their citizens have studied at traditional universities overseas but the increasing foreign exchange costs to ...
    • 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
    • Expanding Tertiary Education in Small States in an Economic Crisis: the Role of Collaboration 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-07-05)
      WORLD CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION UNESCO July 5-8, 2009, Theme: Internationalisation, Regionalisation and Globalisation, Session: Globalisation and Higher Education in Small States: Opportunities and Threats, Sir John ...
    • Fact or Fiction? What Can It Do? 

      West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-08-07)
      Transcript and slides from the Presentation at the opening of the Mauritius "boot camp" of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth, 7 August 2006. By Paul West and Sir John Daniel. Presented by Paul West.
    • La contribution des TICs au développement: L’expérience du Commonwealth of Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-12-13)
      RES@TICE, Rabat, Maroc, le 13 décembre 2007, La contribution des TICs au développement : L'expérience du Commonwealth of Learning, Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Je commencerai mon exposé par quelques réflexions ...
    • Learning for Development: The Work of the Commonwealth of Learning 

      Daniel, John; Menon, Mohan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-01-31)
      The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 31 January 2007, Presentation to World Bank Staff, Learning for Development: The Work of the Commonwealth of Learning, Sir John Daniel & Professor Mohan Menon, Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • Lessons from VUSSC: the Making of a "Virtual University" 

      West, Paul; Roberts, Kris (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-12-08)
      UNDESA Virtual Learning Project, Jamaica, December 8 - 12, 2009, Lessons from VUSSC, The Making of a “Virtual University” Written By Paul West and Kris Roberts, Commonwealth of Learning // 1. What is VUSSC // The Virtual ...
    • Lessons Learned while Implementing the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth 

      West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-10)
      Integrating eLearning: Key Challenges for Higher Education Governance, By Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) // VUSSC is a global initiative. It stretches ...