• Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century: Non-traditional educational models 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-06-16)
      Speech delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar at 'Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century: A global challenge in knowledge transfer to meet world demands for food security and sustainability'. Zaragoza, Spain June 2015.
    • Changing Roles of Agricultural Extension: Harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Adapting to Stresses Envisaged Under Climate Change 

      Meera, Shaik N; Balaji, Venkataraman; Muthuraman, P; Sailaja, B; Dixit, S (2011)
      The linkages between agriculture and climate are pronounced and often complex. Agricultural systems are most sensitive to extreme climatic events such as droughts, floods and hailstorms, and to seasonal variability and ...
    • Changing the Tune: MOOCs for Human Development? A Case Study (Pre-print) 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Kanwar, Asha (2015-06)
      The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is covered in critical analysis as well as in popular media as a development exclusively bearing on the Higher Education sector (The Economist, 2014). This term has also acquired an ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha; Naidoo, Vis; Ferreira, Frances; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kaushik, Madhulika; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Balasubramanian, K; Pringle, Ian; Bullen, Mark; Balaji, Venkataraman; McEachern, Doris (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-04-11)
      The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada, 11 April 2013, Vancouver, Canada // It gives me great pleasure to formally welcome, for the first ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada; Vancouver 

      Kanwar, Asha; Naidoo, Vis; Ferreira, Frances; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kaushik, Madhulika; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Balasubramanian, K; Pringle, Ian; Bullen, Mark; Balaji, Venkataraman; McEachern, Doris (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2013)
      The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada; Vancouver, 11 April 2013. Photos, slides and spoken text. From the introduction by the President ...
    • Communication and capacity building to advance adaptation strategies in agriculture in the context of climate change in India 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Ganapuram, Sreedhar; Devakumar, C (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-04)
      Climate change is perhaps the most serious issue that affects food security of a very large number of human beings and animals. Impacts of climate change will be particularly significant in South Asia where most of food ...
    • Connected Learning and Ag Extension: Shall the twain meet? 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-01-05)
      Presented by Dr. V. Balaji at the 8th Global Communications Research Association in Bangalore, India, 5-7 January 2016.
    • Contemporary information and knowledge management: impact on farming in India 

      Kumar, R Ajith; Balaji, Venkataraman; Guntuku, Dileepkumar; Prabhakar, T V; Yaduraju, N T (2011)
      Farming is an important part of Indian economy and it involves a wide range of stakeholders, of whom the small holder farmers are the largest group. Information sharing on new production processes with farmers was prominent ...
    • Do Tablets and Aptus Contribute to Improved Learning Outcome? Results from an applied research project in Swat Region, Pakistan 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL)Reach Out to Asia (Member of Qatar Foundation), 2016-04)
      This is a report of findings from the Project for Innovative Delivery of Education Using Mobile Technology, Pakistan. It contains an analysis of results of activities under collaborative project of the Commonwealth of ...
    • Fostering Community Preparedness to Cope with Drought: new initiatives and results from a study involving ODL and ICT from South Central India 

      Kiran, Neelam L; Naresh, Kumar V R; Sreedhar, Ganapuram; Sylvester, Asil G; Balaji, Venkataraman (2010-11)
      Drought has emerged as a key concern in the context of climate variability induced by Climate Change processes and over a billion people are vulnerable, according to UN estimates. Drought preparedness is recognized as the ...
    • How to Run a MOOC: Management of a MOOC 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 5: How to Run a MOOC, module 4 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides as ...
    • How to Run a MOOC: Planning for a MOOC 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-09)
      Week 5: How to Run a MOOC, module 3 of the MOOC on MOOC course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) & Commonwealth of Learning (COL), September 2014. This resource contains a video link, slides as ...
    • ICT Capacity Building: Game Changers on the Horizon? 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09-24)
      Slides from the Keynote Presentation of the 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC2012), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 September 2012. Presented by Balaji Venkataraman, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Life After the World OER Congress? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-06-22)
      As we come to the close of the 2012 World OER Congress, the next question is: where do we go from here? The adoption of the Paris Declaration is an important outcome of this Congress as Member States move from action to ...
    • Making It Matter: Supporting Education in the Developing World Through Open and Linked Data 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-05-16)
      Video presentation at the Making it Matter Workshop organised by the LinkedUp Project and the Commonwealth of Learning, London, United Kingdom, 16 May 2014. Duration: 17:03 // Resource contains link to video as well as a ...
    • Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries 

      Patru, Mariana; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-06)
      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 ...
    • MOOC for Capacity Building in Indian Agriculture 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Sodhi, Balwinder; Prabhakar, T V (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-03-05)
      Presentation slides of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences Brainstorming Session in partnership with COL, New Delhi, India, 5 March 2014. By Venkataraman Balaji, Commonwealth of Learning, co-written with Balwinder ...
    • MOOC for Capacity Building in Indian Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges 

      Devakumar, C; Balaji, Venkataraman; Yaduraju, N T (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), India, 2014)
      The landscape of agriculture is expanding to include agribusiness in the supply chain operations and management. Globalization is opening enormous opportunities for food and processed commodities while, at the same time ...
    • MOOC for Development 

      Balaji, Venkataraman; Kanwar, Asha (2015-06-25)
      This presentation explains why Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) need not be only about Higher Education and can contribute to sustainable development by addressing the three S’s, namely, Skills, Scale and Speed. Presented ...
    • MOOC for Sustainable Development? 

      Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-09-18)
      Presentation slides from a presentation given as the Keynote Address, Second International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Education and Computer Science, Organised by the Universidad Da Vinci, Mexico, 18 September ...