• Remarks: Indira Gandhi National Open University 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-02-07)
      I bring you greetings from the Commonwealth of Learning; thank you for inviting me to this important meeting, to learn from you of developments in student support systems here in India and to share with you a few thoughts ...
    • Remarks: Kota Open University 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-02-10)
      Transcript of speech at first convocation ceremony, Kota Open University, February 10, 1996. Presented by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver.
    • Global Trends in Distance Learning: A Broad Overview 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-02-11)
      It gives me enormous pleasure to attend this meeting today and share with you some thoughts on the environment, issues, challenges, opportunities and practise of higher distance and open education around us. I do not wish ...
    • Setting Up Open Universities 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-04-21)
      During the next forty minutes or so that we have, I will divide my presentation into three parts: // 1. I will briefly reiterate some points to those you may have already heard about in terms of key planning and implementation ...
    • Distance Education: Crossing the Distance in the Commonwealth 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-05-22)
      The Commonwealth of nations is home to 1.2 billion people; one out of four human beings on earth lives in one of the 53 Commonwealth countries. Almost half these nations are small with populations under a million while ...
    • Face to Face with Distance Education 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-07-02)
      I consider it a singular honour and a great privilege to be here this evening to remember and pay tribute to a caring leader, a great teacher, a wonderful friend, a faithful husband and a loving father. Professor Gaddam ...
    • Remarks: Indira Gandhi National Open University 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-07-03)
      Transcript of remarks presented at Indira Gandhi National Open University, National Seminar on "Performance Indicators in Distance Education", Wednesday, July 3, 1996, New Delhi, India. Presented by Professor Gajaraj ...
    • Partnerships in Open Learning 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-07-04)
      Transcript of speech inaugurating the Professor G. Ram Reddy Memorial Trust, Hyderabad, India, 4 July 1996. Presented by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver.
    • Young Women’s Unemployment: The Education Factor 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-07-10)
      When the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) came into existence in 1988, the United Nations Decade of Women with its theme of Equality, Development and Peace had contributed greatly to the process of eliminating obstacles to ...
    • Opening Remarks: Educational Technology 2000 

      Macdonald, H Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-08)
      I believe that access is what this Conference is all about; it is certainly what the Commonwealth of Learning is all about. And the miracles of educational technology make access possible now on a scale heretofore unimagined.
    • Partnership or Paternalism 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-08-13)
      There are many things about OUR century that we can be proud of. Colonialism is by and large gone and most countries are now independent; more and more people want to participate in making their communities work and the ...
    • Distance Education And The New Technologies 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-08-25)
      I have this challenge to describe to you in ten minutes the world of distance education - an educational sector that is probably the fastest growing in the world, has some 867 institutions, uses, both experimentally or ...
    • Notes for The Royal Commonwealth Society (Vancouver Island Branch) Dinner Meeting 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-09-18)
      To keep you informed is not only a privilege but an obligation which I am pleased to meet This occasion also enables me to pay public tribute to the people and the Government of this Province for being host to The Commonwealth ...
    • Technology: an Opportunity not a Threat 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-09-30)
      Throughout the ages, education has been the most powerful agent of change. Many of our leading thinkers, political leaders, development specialists have come to recognise that the empowerment of individuals through the ...
    • Student Learning and Support on a Virtual Campus 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-10-02)
      As you and I consider what it is we must do to support learners of the virtual universities in the future, it may not be out of place to review our current position, in terms of educational opportunities and needs, from ...
    • Open Learning: The Distance Ahead 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-10-14)
      I consider it a great honour and a special treat to be here on the same platform with young Michael to share a few thoughts on Development and Distance Education in an increasingly interdependent and badly bruised world ...
    • Education: Equalising Opportunities 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-10-16)
      Transcript of presentation at Charter Fellows Presentation Ceremony, University of London Institute of Education, Wednesday, 16 October 1996, at 6.30 p.m. Presented by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth ...
    • Distance Education: Status and Issues 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-10-21)
      The development of open and distance learning during the last 25 years has been described as a response to increased needs and demands on the educational sector by population growth and economic and societal necessities.
    • Education in the New Millennium: Supporting a Learning Society 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-11-01)
      The organisers of this seminar invited me to speak on the present developments and future trends in Education as we prepare for the new millennium. Those of you who know me well enough also know that while I am modestly ...
    • From Reality to Virtuality: Commonwealth Education in Transition 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1996-11-29)
      Therefore, I will refrain from tiring you with details of what you already know and attempt to discuss with you a few specific challenges that confront educational planners, policy makers and practitioners as they aspire ...