• Access and Success in Learning: Your Conclusions 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-28)
      In the next few minutes I shall share impressions of the conference. I have called this short intervention Access & Success in Learning: Your Conclusions. I say ‘your conclusions’ because although I have not spoken to all ...
    • 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 ...
    • Adventures of a Former Open University Vice-Chancellor in International Development 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-12-05)
      Association of Open University Graduates, London, 5 December 2009, By Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Thank you so much for this invitation. During my time as Vice-Chancellor I very much appreciated the existence ...
    • Blending for Success in Open and Distance Education: Public/Private Partnerships; Human and Social Capital; Free and Copyrighted Content; Mixing the Media. 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-10-30)
      ASIAN ASSOCIATION OF OPEN UNIVERSITIES, Theme Empowering Asia through Partnerships in Open and Distance Education, Annual Conference 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 30 - November 1, Blending for Success in Open and ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning: How a Small Agency Achieves Development Impact 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-10-14)
      In his presentation, Sir John Daniel will discuss the value-added of ODL for development results, how COL works to empower governments, institutions and individuals to develop learning systems themselves and break the cycle ...
    • Creativity in Advancing Distance Learning: Models and Technologies 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; West, Paul; Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Sreedher, Ramamurthy (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-11-23)
      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 23-29 November 2009, People’s Forum, Theme: Creativity and Innovation // Today’s theme is Creativity and Innovation. This is a particularly appropriate ...
    • A Decade of Development and Education in Africa: The Promise of Open and Distance Learning 

      Pityana, Barney (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-07-14)
      Transcript, slides and video of Keynote Address at the Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning of the Commonwealth of Learning held in collaboration with London University and UNESCO,London, 14-16 July 2008, under the ...
    • A Decade of Distance Education in the Commonwealth: Achievements and Challenges 

      Kanwar, Asha; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-05-18)
      National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, 18 May 2009, Distance Education for the Twenty first Century, Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // Our title today is Distance Education for the ...
    • Demystifying the ‘M’ Words 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-06-24)
      Second International M-Libraries Conference, Vancouver, 24 June 2009, Demystifying the ‘M’ words, Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // UBC is a perfect place to hold a conference if the weather is nice. I still ...
    • Developing a Common Wealth of Learning: Selected speeches of Sir John Daniel and colleagues 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Varoglu, Zeynep; West, Paul; D’Antoni, Susan; Phillips, Susan (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
      Part of the mission of the Commonwealth of Learning is to show intellectual leadership in the application of technology to learning. Although electronic communication is fast becoming a vehicle of choice for the discourse ...
    • Developing the Community: The Role of Universities and Open and Distance Learning 

      Ali, Anuwar (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-26)
      Building a well-developed community is a formidable but necessary challenge for many nations. An ideal community should fulfil all economic, social, material and spiritual needs of each and every one of its members; and ...
    • 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 under Threat: an Opportunity 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-10-06)
      These are confusing times for distance education. On the one hand it has never been so popular. Increasing numbers of students are choosing this mode of study and few tertiary institutions do not now offer some programmes ...
    • Distance Education under Threat: an Opportunity for Africa? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-02)
      These are confusing times for distance education. On the one hand it has never been so popular. Increasing numbers of students are choosing this mode of study and few tertiary institutions do not now offer some programmes ...
    • 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 for the 21st Century: Time for Open Schools to Raise their Game 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-21)
      I shall start by explaining the personal journey that stimulated that interest and led directly to my new book Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All, which was published in English and Chinese ...
    • eLearning in Open Learning: Sacred Cow, Trojan Horse, Scapegoat or Easter Bunny? 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul; Mackintosh, Wayne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-12-10)
      Thank you for inviting me to make a short contribution to this 16 th CCEM Stakeholders Conference and the theme of Learning Support, Materials and Technology. // I have prepared these remarks with my colleagues Paul West ...
    • Gender Mainstreaming for the Public Sector: Using Open and Distance Learning to Scale Up Training 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-07-21)
      Transcript of opening remarks at Marlborough House, London, 21st July 2008. Presented by Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Graduation Ceremony: BOCODOL 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-11)
      It is both an honour and a privilege to speak at the Graduation Ceremony of the Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL). A Graduation ceremony is a very important milestone in the journey of those of you ...
    • How Do We Recruit and Train 10 Million Teachers? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-12-14)
      ICET Conference, Oman, 14-17 December 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President, Commonwealth of Learning // Developing countries have been striving to achieve Education for All for the last 20 years. Because there is now good ...