• Access to Learning and Asian Open Universities: In Context 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-11-04)
      My presentation this morning is about meaningful access and it begins with my belief that education, as a resource, is a basic and fundamental right. [...] I wish to take this presentation further in three parts: First, I ...
    • Asa Briggs Lecture: Communications, the Commonwealth and the Future 

      Dilks, David (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver and The University of Hull Press, UK, 1994-05-10)
      The Inaugural Commonwealth Lecture (since renamed to the Asa Briggs lecture) delivered in The Middleton Hall of The Universily of Hull on 10 May 1994, by Professor David Dilks, Vice Chancellor, The University of Hull.
    • The Commonwealth of Learning — Its Role in Small and Island States 

      Macdonald, H Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-04-14)
      The Commonwealth of Learning - Its Role in Small and Island States by Dr. H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, The Commonwealth of Learning to a conference sponsored by The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and ...
    • Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: International Perspectives 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-09-23)
      Convergence of distance and conventional education: international perspectives by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver to the Cambridge International Conference on Open and ...
    • Delivery of Training Programmes: Changing Design 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-03-25)
      With a few exceptions, education, as it is currently practised, has undergone little change from the traditions of some nine centuries ago. Yet, there is a strong body of evidence and advocacy that is emerging, and which ...
    • Distance Education and Open Learning in Africa: What Works or Does Not Work 

      Kinyanjui, Peter E (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-05)
      This brief paper attempts to summarise the main lessons learnt in the process of establishing open learning and distance education systems in Africa. It focuses on what has or has not worked well, and proposes some measures ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Education: A New Vision 

      Perinbam, Lewis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-02-20)
      According to an Australian development agency some 150 million young people, mainly from developing countries, will seek access to tertiary education by the year 2025. Many more wishing to upgrade their skills will strive ...
    • 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 ...
    • Educational Broadcasting: Challenges of Shifting Paradigms 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-02-02)
      Ladies and gentlemen, the organisers of this conference gave me the liberty to determine the subject of my presentation. I thought it might not be inappropriate to perhaps share with you some thoughts on the human development ...
    • 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 ...
    • Flexible Access to Technical and Vocational Education 

      Bartram, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999-04-27)
      Improving systems providing education and training throughout life: Flexible access to technical and vocational education throughout life by Mr. John Bartram, Education Specialist, Technical/Vocational Education and Training, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Globalization, Competitiveness and Open and Distance Education: Reflections on Quality Assurance 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-11-11)
      Globalization, Competitiveness and Open and Distance Education: Reflections on Quality Assurance by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, to the Asian Association of Open ...
    • Human Resource and Telecommunications – Issues in the Commonwealth 

      Walker, David (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-05-22)
      Telecommunications for Education and Development in the Commonwealth Workshop, May 22, 1997, Malta "Human Resource and Telecommunications - Issues in the Commonwealth" by David Walker, Educational Specialist (Educational ...
    • International and Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Distance Education 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-04-20)
      I will share with you, a few specific challenges that confront educational planners, policy makers and practitioners as they aspire to move away from high cost, elite, institution-centred provision to where the focus is ...