• 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 a Community For Developing OERs 

      Botes, Corne; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-25)
      The transition to lower secondary education is now at the centre of the Education for All agenda in many countries. As more children are progressing through primary school the demand for secondary school places is growing. ...
    • 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, ...
    • Course Development in Distance Education: Whose is the Content? 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul; Monaghan, Amy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-04-22)
      As well as speeding up communication between institution and student and making the preparation and distribution of media-rich course material much easier, the World-Wide Web will change distance education in more fundamental ...
    • Creating an Endowment for Humanity: The role of Universities, Mega-Universities and Hyper-Universities 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-11-30)
      Netaji Subhas Open University, Annual Foundation Day Endowment Lecture 2007, Creating an Endowment for Humanity: The role of Universities, Mega-universities and Hyper-universities, Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • Digital Scholarship, Digital Technology and ODL Issues 

      West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-09-18)
      44th Distance Education Association of Southern Africa Annual Meeting and Conference 18 – 20 September 2009, Maseru, Lesotho By Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Educational Transformation 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-04-05)
      Transcript of remarks for the Indian Consortium for Educational Transformation (I-CONSENT), Virtual Schools and Learning Homes, Launch of three programmes: Prayog Pariwar Kendra (PPK) Learning through Experimentation and ...
    • Human Development for Innovation: Changing the Profile of Global Higher Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-03-02)
      China now has the largest postsecondary education system with 21 million students and an Age Participation Rate (APR) of 19%. India lags behind with an APR of 10% and some 10 million students. Creating an innovative society ...
    • 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.
    • Internationalisation, Regionalisation and Globalisation: Breaking out of the Iron Triangle 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-07-06)
      Presented by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Paris, 6 July 2009. Duration: 08.00 // My title is Internationalisation, Regionalisation and ...
    • Les Ressources Educatives Libres et l'Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Enseignement Supérieur 

      Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-10-04)
      Je commencerais nos travaux en rappelant quelques-unes des conclusions de la Conférence mondiale, dont j’étais la secrétaire exécutive tout en suggérant comment les REL pourraient nous aider à prendre en compte certaines ...
    • 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 ...
    • Open and Distance Learning in a Changing World: Selected speeches of Sir John Daniel and colleagues (2007-2008) 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Alluri, Krishna; Menon, Mohan (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)
      This booklet contains an open letter to the next US president – written before the election – and six speeches delivered in different countries at various events. In giving the selection the title Open and Distance ...
    • Open and Distance Learning in the Twenty First Century: a Commonwealth perspective 

      Kanwar, Asha; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-08-26)
      ICT for Sustainable Development, WITFOR, Hanoi, 26-28th August, 2009, Open and Distance Learning in the Twenty first Century: a Commonwealth perspective, Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning ...
    • Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons Licenses 

      West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-08-22)
      ACDE Vice Chancellors’ Workshop, 22 August 2009, Nairobi, Kenya, Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) // Copyright – this is sometimes referred to as a “thorny ...
    • Open Educational Resources for Network Enabled Education 

      Sreedher, Ramamurthy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-08-20)
      India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 20 – 21 August 2009, INITITATIVES FROM COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING, Dr. R. Sreedher, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi // The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ...
    • Open Educational Resources: Help or Hindrance to Open Learning? 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-06-12)
      International Conference on Open and Online Learning, Penang, Malaysia, 12 June 2007, Opening Address, Open Educational Resources: Help or Hindrance to Open Learning? John Daniel, Asha Kanwar and Paul West, Commonwealth ...