Editorial: Celebrating the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum and Distance Education Leaders
It is a great pleasure to introduce this special issue of JL4D, which continues our features on Leaders in Distance Education around the world but also has as its main focus a celebration of the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2016. Organised by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in partnership with Open University Malaysia (OUM), PCF8 attracted 475 participants from 59 countries to discuss “Open, Online and Flexible Learning: The Key to Sustainable Development” through focussing on four sub-themes: Quality and Equity; Access and Inclusion; Efficiency and Effectiveness; and Technology and Education. This selection of the papers presented, now revised and updated, provides an illustration of the breadth and depth of discussion at the Forum.
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Gaskell, Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)It is a very great pleasure to introduce a new series to JL4D that focuses on the main leaders in distance education and online learning (ODeL) across the world. Articles will cover six areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, North ...
Bossu, Carina (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-03)In this piece about Pacific leaders in ODL, I noticed that despite the fact that many leaders have or have had a formal professional base at their institutions, many have worked across different nations and in collaboration ...
Ally, Mohamed (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)The North American leaders in open and distance contributed to leadership, theory and research in open and distance education. Early distance education in North America can be traced back to Charles Wedemeyer who was a ...
Prinsloo, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-07)Both the task of identifying leadership in distance education, as well as leadership per se, does not happen in a vacuum. We need to understand the definition of leadership and the processes of identifying leadership in a ...
Department Involvement in Instructional Materials Development for ODL Study at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Tanyanyiwa, Vincent I; Mutambanengwe, Betty (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015)The teaching and designing of modules at Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the principal responsibility of a single body of teaching staff, although some authors and content reviewers could be sourced from elsewhere if ...