• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Introduction to the Report to the Commonwealth Senior Officials Meeting 

      Macdonald, H Ian (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-11-09)
      As Chairman of The Commonwealth of Learning, I speak to you not as someone paid to sing this song, but as a volunteer who believes that COL is an acknowledged contributor to one of the world's great revolutions - the ...
    • Knowledge for Development in the Information Age 

      Perinbam, Lewis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-04-07)
      Notes for the Preliminary Consultation on Global Knowledge 97: Knowledge for Development in the Information Age, Montreal, PQ, April 7, 1997, by Lewis Perinbam Senior Advisor (External Relations) // The organisers of this ...
    • Knowledge Societies, Science and Education 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999-11-29)
      Knowledge Societies, Science and Education by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Commonwealth of Learning, Delivered at the 55th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Presentation to the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education 

      Guiton, Patrick (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-10)
      In the very few minutes available to me I want to mention in summary four very current higher education projects which are, I believe, indicative of the ways in which international cooperation in distance and open learning ...
    • Reflections on Collaborative and Networked Learning 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1998-02-16)
      Ladies and Gentlemen, this conference is about Collaborative and Networked Learning. In pursuing this debate, you are in fact considering, on the one hand, the threats to a system of education that go back to some thousand ...
    • 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 ...
    • Teachers, Technology and (Re)Training 

      Dhanarajan, Gajaraj (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1999-12-01)
      Teachers, Technology and (Re)Training by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Commonwealth of Learning Delivered at a Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)/ Asia-Pacific ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Time for Vision 

      Perinbam, Lewis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 1997-11-12)
      A Time for Vision by Lewis Perinbam, O.C., LL.D. Senior Advisor, External Relations The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver to the World Conference on "Education India: the Next Millennium" New Delhi, India, 12 November ...