Using technology to expand learning: helping farmers prosper
The Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty and hunger is the focus for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). COL operates on the principle that a massive expansion of learning is a requirement for achieving this and other MDGs. However, learning needs are so massive that conventional face-to-face instruction cannot address the scale of the challenge. There are simply not enough teachers and agricultural extension workers to go around. COL believes that using technology is the way to expand learning. Technology has already transformed most aspects of life, including agriculture. It is time to apply it to learning.
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Daniel, John; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-07-14)I shall first describe the work of the Commonwealth of Learning, which is a small but dynamic Commonwealth intergovernmental agency based just over the Rockies in Vancouver. We have only been working in agriculture for a ...
Daniel, John; Alluri, Krishna (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008-11-28)We argue today that universities should do more to tackle the single most important development challenge for most poor countries, which is to improve rural prosperity.
Daniel, John; Alluri, Krishna; Menon, Mohan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-11-26)Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education, Environmental Education towards a Sustainable Future: Partners for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Ahmedabad, India, 26 November 2007, Education ...
“Scaling up” Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F): Expanding the horizon and empowering the communities, experiences from India Thamizoli, P; Balasubramanian, K (2013-11)The paper discusses the results and lessons learned in the mobile based Life Long Learning of Farmers (L3F) project implemented in Tamil Nadu, India. The methodology designed and plan developed to replicate/scaling up the ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-10)Remarks by Sir John Daniel Commonwealth of Learning at the Launching Ceremony of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Project, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya // I am delighted to be back in Sri Lanka for the ...