CADE and COL / L’ACED et COL
Canadian Association for Distance Education / Association canadienne de l'éducation à distance, 2005 Annual Conference / Congrès annuel 2005, CADE and COL / L'ACED et COL, Welcoming remarks / Mot de bienvenue, 9 May 2005 by: Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning // In 1987 Canada hosted both the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, known as CHOGM, and the Sommet de la Francophonie. Prime Minister Mulroney made proposals to both meetings for new programmes that would apply technology to education, proposals that were developed with the help of a number of CADE people. As a result, at the CHOGM meeting the Heads of Government decided to create the Commonwealth of Learning. // COL is an intergovernmental development agency. What do I mean by development? Nobel laureate Amartya Sen defines development simply as the enhancement of freedom. A nation develops by the enhancement of the freedoms that its people enjoy. Freedom is not only the aim of development, but also the means by which it is reached. That is because people, acting as free agents, are the most effective drivers of development.
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Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-01-11)What I shall do is to look at the field of distance education generally and ask what has changed and what has not changed since 1989. This will lead me to comment directly on my subject, namely the appropriate models for ...
Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-14)International Lifelong Learning Conference, “Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-15 November 2011, Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges by Dr. ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2004-11-01)In this lecture I shall begin by asking whether humankind shares a common universe of thought. Finding the answer in the negative, I shall reflect briefly on the evidence that Asians and Westerners think differently and ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-04-24)In this one hour presentation, Sir John Daniel will present on the concept of open education, the persistent challenges, achievements made and implications for the future of education, particularly in the context of ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-10-14)In his presentation, Sir John Daniel will discuss the value-added of ODL for development results, how COL works to empower governments, institutions and individuals to develop learning systems themselves and break the cycle ...