• Advancing Research in Commonwealth Africa: Some Reflections 

      Kanwar, Asha; Gatsha, Godson; Lesperance, John; Mishra, Sanjaya (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2015-02-12)
      Transcript and presentation slides of a speech given at the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF), Malaysia, 12 February 2015. Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr. Godson ...
    • Capacity Building: The Road to Resilience 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2014-03-26)
      The purpose of my presentation is to give you an overview of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth or VUSSC and the activities it is undertaking to address the issue of capacity building to overcome ...
    • Collaborating across borders 

      Lesperance, John; Perryman, Leigh-Anne (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2015-04-21)
      This presentation discusses Open Educational Resources (OER) use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Presented at the Open Education Global 2015 Conference in ...
    • The Commonwealth of Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha; Naidoo, Vis; Ferreira, Frances; Umar, Abdurrahman; Kaushik, Madhulika; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Balasubramanian, K; Pringle, Ian; Bullen, Mark; Balaji, Venkataraman; McEachern, Doris (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-04-11)
      The Commonwealth of Learning’s presentation to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada, 11 April 2013, Vancouver, Canada // It gives me great pleasure to formally welcome, for the first ...
    • Emergence of ODL in an Era of ICT and OER 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-03-15)
      Transcript from University of Swaziland, 15 March 2013 "VUSSC: Emergence of ODL in an Era of ICT and OER", by Mr. John Lesperance, Commonwealth of Learning
    • Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges 

      Balasubramanian, K; Lesperance, John; Mead Richardson, Alison; Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-11-14)
      International Lifelong Learning Conference, “Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning” Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-15 November 2011, Lifelong Learning in the Commonwealth: Issues and Challenges by Dr. ...
    • Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-03-17)
      Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers 2013 UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, 17-21 March 2013, Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework by John ...
    • Value of Partnerships in Building an Education System 

      Naidoo, Vis; Lesperance, John; Umar, Abdurrahman; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-11-26)
      Partnership refers to a dynamic relationship between organisations and institutions based on mutually agreed goals with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. COL leverages its modest resources through partnerships ...
    • Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-12-01)
      Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Interlocutors Meeting, 1 December 2013, Abuja, Nigeria, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar (co-written with Mr. John Lesperance), Commonwealth of Learning // ...
    • Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth 

      Kanwar, Asha; Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2013-11-12)
      Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting on Small States, 12 November 2013, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) From Concept to Implementation: ...
    • The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012-08-30)
      When Ministers of Education met in 2000 to discuss the idea for having a VUSSC, achieving sustainable development was already a matter of concern hence it was included as one of the long term objectives for the VUSSC.//Although ...
    • The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC): Using Technology to Increase Access to Learning Opportunities in Small States 

      Lesperance, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-09-30)
      25th AAOU Annual Conference, The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC): Using Technology to Increase Access to Learning Opportunities in Small states by John Lesperance, Education Specialist - ...