• 61st Annual Convocation address of Chief Guest prof. Asha Kanwar 

      Kanwar, Asha (SNDT, 2011-12-07)
      A video of Professor Asha Kanwar's Convocation Address at the SNDT Women’s University (7 December 2011) held in Mumbai, India. Duration: 15:28
    • The 6th Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning Access: Access & Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives 

      Tharoor, Shashi; Seelig, Caroline; Maharey, Steve; Sinha, Chetna; Kanwar, Asha; Pillai, Rajasekharan; Daniel, John; Ali, Anuwar (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)
      Includes: 1. Asa Briggs lecture (Duration: 53:13. Speaker: Dr. Shashi Tharoor) 2.Inaugural Session - The Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (Duration:1:08:38) 3. Dr. Caroline Seelig on Skill Development ...
    • Academic Leadership 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-06-18)
      Presentation slides from 2nd International Conference on Open and Distance e-Learning, Manila, Philippines, 18 June 2014, Academic Leadership, by , Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning
    • Accelerating Gender Parity 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03-08)
      Video message delivered for International Women's Day 2016, 8 March 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Acceptance Speech at the Convocation of the Open University Sri Lanka 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-05-17)
      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.
    • Acceptance Speech at the Special Convocation of The Open University, London 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning, 2016-04-22)
      Distance education and technologies have opened up infinite possibilities for millions across the Commonwealth. Achieving sustainable development remains an aspirational goal for all of us. How can we meaningfully ...
    • Access and Affordability in Higher Education (Pre-print) 

      Kanwar, Asha; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      The demand for Higher education continues to rise. A key driver of this demand, according to a recent World Bank working paper, is the steady return on investment. The average rate of return on investment for private and ...
    • Accessible OER: Where to Start? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Abeywardena, Ishan S; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-12-20)
      Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility, 20 December 2017, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
    • Achieving Quality in Distance Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-04-04)
      Today we want to launch our interactive session with some brief and simple remarks about achieving quality in distance education.
    • Adding Global Value 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-11-28)
      Presented at CHOGM Malta 2015 at the Foreign Ministers’ Roundtable on 28 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO.
    • Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: some reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-10-19)
      Presented at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL), 19 October 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr Godson Gatsha, Education Specialist – Higher Education).
    • Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: Some Reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson; Lesperance, John; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-12)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a speech given at the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Malaysia, 12 February 2015. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr. Godson ...
    • Advancing Research in ODL: Where are the Missing Links? 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014-10-28)
      Transcript and presentation slides from the Opening Keynote at the 28th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Hong Kong, China, 28 October 2014. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, and co-written ...
    • 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.
    • As I Take Up My Position As President 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-06-07)
      Transcript of After-dinner remarks at the COL Board of Governors, Farewell Dinner for Sir John Daniel, 7 June 2012. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

      Butcher, Neil (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2015)
      Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section ...
    • Brave New Women of Asia: How Distance Education Changed Their Lives 

      Kanwar, Asha; Taplin, Margaret (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2001)
      The aim of this book of case studies is to inspire and encourage women to participate in open and distance learning. Going through the case studies, potential women learners will see that most of their reservations and ...
    • Breaking Higher Education's Iron Triangle: Access, Cost, and Quality 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-04)
      Expansion is now the defining trend in the worldwide development of higher education. Some predict that by 2020, 40 percent of the global workforce will be knowledge workers with a need for tertiary qualifications. So the ...
    • Bridging the Higher Education Gap: The 3-R Challenge 

      Kanwar, Asha; Kaushik, Madhulika (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      Let us look at the three R’s, Reach, Resources, Relevance, that could help us to address the gaps of access, equity and quality.
    • Bridging the Technology Gap: The Case of the Missing Content 

      Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      In this session we bring you some perspectives on how the technology gap can be bridged to increase access, improve quality and cut the costs of education.