A Transnational Qualifications Framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth
Training Workshop on Development of National Qualifications/Quality Assurance Frameworks for SADC countries, Zanzibar, 21-22 September, 2007, A Transnational Qualifications Framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Paul West and John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning, Determined not to be left behind in the race to incorporate eLearning into education and training, the Ministers of Education of the small states that constitute two-thirds of Commonwealth membership conceived the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. It is a mechanism for working together to develop materials in electronic formats that can be adapted and used by tertiary institutions in each of the 30 participating countries. Course content in Tourism & Hospitality; Entrepreneurship; Teacher Professional Development; ICTs (The COL/UNESCO Computer Navigator's Certificate); Life Skills and Disaster Management is now being developed collaboratively using "web2" technologies. // The success of the initiative will depend on creating a transnational qualifications framework to provide a common language for credits and awards arising from the materials. The South African Qualifications Authority is helping COL to analyse and merge the information on available qualification frameworks in the small states of the Commonwealth. Documents on national qualifications frameworks from each country will be used to prepare a draft Transnational Qualifications Framework for presentation to officials in 2008. They will use the document as a starting point to agree on processes and procedures for the transfer of qualifications.
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The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and its Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF) West, Paul; Daniel, John; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-04-07)Presented by Paul West at the 3rd Quality Congress, Dubai, Middle East, 7 April 2009. // Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking time to listen to this presentation about the 32 small states of the Commonwealth. My ...
Virtual University of Small States of the Commonwealth: Launch of the Transnational Qualifications Framework Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-05-03)On behalf of the Commonwealth of Learning it is a pleasure to welcome you to this dinner to launch the Transnational Qualifications Framework that has been developed for the Virtual University of Small States of the ...
The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: a Collaborative Effort of the Small States Lesperance, John; West, Paul; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-10-21)Observatory for Borderless Higher Education, 2009 Global Forum, ‘Global Connections- Local Impacts: Best Practices, Model and Policies for Cross-Border Higher education’, 21-24 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by John ...
Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-03-17)Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers 2013 UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, 17-21 March 2013, Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework by John ...
West, Paul; Daniel, John (Routledge, 2009)The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth was conceived by Ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate ...