• Developing a Common Wealth of Learning: Selected speeches of Sir John Daniel and colleagues 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka; Varoglu, Zeynep; West, Paul; D’Antoni, Susan; Phillips, Susan (commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2006)
      Part of the mission of the Commonwealth of Learning is to show intellectual leadership in the application of technology to learning. Although electronic communication is fast becoming a vehicle of choice for the discourse ...
    • eLearning and Free Open Source Software: the Key to Global Mass Higher Education? 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul; D'Antoni, Susan; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-01-04)
      As you can see, this paper is a product of collaboration between COL and UNESCO and each of the authors brings a different perspective to the subject of this address, which is eLearning and Free Open Source Software: The ...
    • Open and Distance Learning in Small States: Which Models? 

      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 ...
    • The Private Supply of Public Goods: Contradictions, Challenges and Choices? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-01)
      My task is to evoke some of the themes of this forum, both explicit and implicit. Giving a speech a title helps to focus the speaker's mind, so my title is The Private Supply of Public Goods: Contradictions, Challenges and ...
    • Open Schooling for Better The Reality of Cross-Border Delivery in Higher Education: Challenge, Myth and Opportunity 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-03)
      Although other speakers have talked about cross-border higher education I shall begin by saying what I mean by it. Then I shall ask what role it plays in the diversifying scene of higher education? What are the challenges, ...
    • Open Schooling for Better Working 

      Daniel, John; Phillips, Susan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-08)
      In these remarks we shall start with some reflections on the history of open schooling and on its nature. We shall also recall COL's involvement with NIOS and the open schooling movement. Finally, we shall look specifically ...
    • The Greening of Open Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-10)
      Transcript of speech delivered during the Visit to the Green Campus, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kalyani, India, 10 February 2006. Presented by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.
    • Higher Education, Teacher Education, Distance Education: What is Quality and Who says so? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-13)
      I have entitled these remarks Higher Education, Teacher Education, Distance Education: What is it and Who says so? These workshops are about Material Development for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. So we are talking ...
    • Open and Distance Learning and Development 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-15)
      My subject today is Open and Distance Learning and Development. In these remarks I shall begin by leading you in a reflection on development and its link to human freedom. This will tell you how I understand the links ...
    • Technology, Education and Sustainable Development 

      Alluri, Krishna; Menon, Mohan; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-16)
      Our title is Technology, Education and Sustainable Development. Before I joined COL I spent a few years as Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO. Whilst I was there UNESCO's Education Sector was charged with ...
    • Open Source for Open Learning 

      Daniel, John; West, Paul (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-02-23)
      Our title is Open Source for Open Learning. COL is interested in the role of open source products in education, training and learning generally. We shall focus on the role that open source can play in open and distance ...
    • Higher Education Towards a Borderless Community 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-03)
      Our key question is how cross-border higher education can help developing countries provide higher education for their citizens. The challenge can be summarised in four 'A's: accessibility, availability, affordability and ...
    • Cultural Imperialism or Global Public Goods: Dilemmas of International Education 

      Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalić-Trumbić, Stamenka (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-09)
      Mentioning international partnerships raises another question, which is our title today: Cultural Imperialism or Global Public Goods: Dilemmas of International Education. Is international involvement in expanding higher ...
    • Breaking New Ground in Open Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-10)
      Transcript and slides of closing remarks at the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, 2nd Strategy Meeting for Interlocutors and Institutional Managers, Singapore, 10-13 April 2006. Presented by Sir John ...
    • Learning for Development: The Role of Distance Education 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-04-10)
      I shall start by asking what we mean by development. We use the word often, but what do we imagine when we pronounce it? I shall suggest that development simply means increasing freedom. There are many sorts of freedom and ...
    • Widening Access to Quality Higher Education: the Role of Private Universities and Open and Distance Learning 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-05-04)
      The title of the conference asks whether private universities and open universities are the future of education. My topic is Widening Access to Quality Higher Education: the Role of Private Universities and Open and Distance ...
    • The Role of Open and Distance Learning in Meeting the MDGs: A Global Perspective 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-05-11)
      I shall start by asking what we mean by development. What is the basic idea behind the Millennium Development Goals that figure in my title? I shall then ask about the role of learning in development and argue that it is ...
    • Remarks to the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting 

      Fehr, Helena (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-05-19)
      Transcript of remarks to the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, 19 May 2006, The Bahamas. Written by: Helena Fehr, Commonwealth of Learning. Presented by: Ignatius Takawira, CYP Director.
    • Quality Assurance for Open, Distance and eLearning: Issues for Developing Countries 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-06-18)
      Asha and I have taken the title: Quality assurance for open, distance and eLearning: Issues for developing countries. Our comments will draw on a recent book in COL 's series Perspectives on Distance Education co-edited ...
    • Why All This Fuss About Monitoring and Evaluation? 

      Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-07-11)
      Transcript and slides of opening remarks to a COL staff workshop on the monitoring and evaluation of achievement under the 2006-09 Plan, Vancouver, July 11, 2006. Presented by Sir John Daniel.