Recent Submissions

  • The Power of Open Educational Content for Developing Countries 

    Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-12)
    Open University of the Netherlands, Academic Ceremony for the Handover of the Rectorate. 12 December 2010. Speaker: Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning. Duration: 15:16 (mins) // Resource contains link to video as ...
  • Graduation Ceremony: BOCODOL 

    Kanwar, Asha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-11)
    It is both an honour and a privilege to speak at the Graduation Ceremony of the Botswana College of Open and Distance Learning (BOCODOL). A Graduation ceremony is a very important milestone in the journey of those of you ...
  • Three Generations of Open Education: Future Implications 

    Kanwar, Asha; Balaji, Venkataraman (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-08)
    My topic today is Three Generations of Open Education: Future Implications’. I have prepared these remarks with my colleague Dr Balaji and we will try to put Open Education Resources or OER in a historical context.
  • Distance Education under Threat: an Opportunity for Africa? 

    Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-02)
    These are confusing times for distance education. On the one hand it has never been so popular. Increasing numbers of students are choosing this mode of study and few tertiary institutions do not now offer some programmes ...
  • Setting the Scene: Open Educational Resources and the Open Content Movement 

    Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-12-01)
    My role today is to situate OERs in the context of the challenges that education and higher education confront today.// Education is sailing through stormy economic seas while above us the development of educational ...
  • Access and Success in Learning: Your Conclusions 

    Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-28)
    In the next few minutes I shall share impressions of the conference. I have called this short intervention Access & Success in Learning: Your Conclusions. I say ‘your conclusions’ because although I have not spoken to all ...
  • PCF6 Keynote speech: Skills Development 

    Seelig, Caroline (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-28)
    I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to talk to you about skills development. There is no doubt that governments and institutions around the world have reached a critical stage where we must increase our efforts ...
  • Asa Briggs Lecture: Educate Girls 

    Tharoor, Shashi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-27)
    Asa Briggs Lecture presented by Dr Shashi Tharoor, M.P., Author, peace-keeper, refugee worker, human rights activist, a former Minister of State for External Affairs, member of the Indian Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram ...
  • Developing the Community: The Role of Universities and Open and Distance Learning 

    Ali, Anuwar (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-26)
    Building a well-developed community is a formidable but necessary challenge for many nations. An ideal community should fulfil all economic, social, material and spiritual needs of each and every one of its members; and ...
  • Revamping Teacher Education 

    Banks, Frank (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2010-11-25)
    I am very grateful to Sir John Daniel and the Commonwealth of Learning for inviting me to talk to you about ‘Revamping Teacher Education’, one of the themes that we are considering at this conference.

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