COL's Third Decade
COL's 2006-09 Plan, developed after extensive consultation, is robust. Its simple theme, Learning for Development, encapsulates a mission that will guide COL through a turbulent decade. The Plan's outcomes (policy, systems, models and materials) are a pragmatic expression of its aims and an effective framework for COL's work. Grassroots interventions inspired by action research allow the steady refinement of models for using learning technology to foster development. The Bill Gates Foundation has identified COL as a 'thought leader' in rural development because we have internalised the habit of reflective practice. My own vision is that by continuing to emphasise creativity, innovation and partnerships, COL can further extend its thought leadership in the years ahead.// The decade to 2018 will see continuous change, as much in the goals of development as in the learning technologies that can help countries achieve them. What are the key trends?
- 2006-2010 
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Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-02-14)Political, economic and technological trends are converging to create major change in higher education. This paper focuses on the impact of evolving technologies notably online learning, which will do far more than change ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-09-27)My topic today is ‘Four Decades of Open and Distance Learning: future directions’.// In my presentation, I will first look at the context of Higher Education`, then trace the three generations of ‘open education’ and ...
Daniel, John; Menon, Mohan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-01-31)The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 31 January 2007, Presentation to World Bank Staff, Learning for Development: The Work of the Commonwealth of Learning, Sir John Daniel & Professor Mohan Menon, Commonwealth of Learning ...