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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

Oasis is COL's online institutional repository of all publications. It is an Open Access repository. Any publication found here can be freely downloaded for reuse and adaptation. Creative Commons (Version 4, Intergovernmental) BY-SA is the default license used. Please attribute COL as the publisher. Some publications classified as “Governance” are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

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  • Presented at the official launch of the publication "Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy Makers in Developing Countries" at UNESCO, Paris, France, 16 June 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • The purpose of this review is to identify quality measures and to highlight some of the tensions surrounding notions of quality, as well as the need for new ways of thinking about and approaching quality in MOOCs. It draws on the literature on both MOOCs and quality in education more generally in order to provide a framework for thinking about quality and the different variables and questions that ...
  • This presentation conceptualises the issue of smallholder efficiency in a holistic manner and a case study is presented to show that the transition from smallholder farming to agricultural business enterprise can be a reality. The case study is based on a programme Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) supported by the Commonwealth of Learning and implemented by Kenya AIDS Intervention and Prevention ...
  • Remarks at the COL Board of Governor's Reception in Vancouver, Canada, 9 June 2016 delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • Presented at the Commonwealth Secretariat Board Meeting (via Skype) in London, UK, 02 June 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • The Guide is designed to raise general awareness amongst policy makers in developing countries as to how Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might address their concerns and priorities, particularly in terms of access to affordable quality higher education and preparation of secondary school leavers for academic as well as vocational education and training. With very few exceptions, many of the ...
  • Presented to the Commonwealth High Commissioners luncheon in Ottawa, Canada, 26 May 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • Acceptance Speech by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, upon receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Lit.) Honoris Causa from the Open University of Sri lanka on 17 May 2016.
  • Video presentation delivered at the National Student Commonwealth Forum, Ottawa, Canada, May1-6, 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • Keynote speech delivered at the international seminar to develop Pakistan’s first ever National Policy for Open and Distance Learning, Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 May 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

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