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- ItemOpen Access15th Triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers(2003-10-30) Perinbam, LewisNotes for Remarks to Commonwealth Education Ministers 15th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (15CCEM) Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 October 2003 by Mr. Lewis Perinbam, O.C. Chairman of the Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning // As the new Chairman of the Commonwealth of Learning I am honoured to speak to you briefly on behalf of COL's Board of Governors. I count it a privilege to have been asked to become its Chairman. I accepted this invitation because of my respect and admiration for COL's impressive achievements since it was created fifteen years ago - and my desire to contribute to its advancement. And because I consider that COL adds new dimensions to Commonwealth cooperation and enhances the Commonwealth.
- ItemOpen Access61st Annual Convocation address of Chief Guest prof. Asha Kanwar(2011-12-07) Kanwar, AshaA video of Professor Asha Kanwar's Convocation Address at the SNDT Women’s University (7 December 2011) held in Mumbai, India. Duration: 15:28
- ItemOpen AccessThe 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth(2008-10-27) West, Paul; Daniel, JohnTranscript from Official Opening of The 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth, held on Great Exuma of The Bahamas, 27 October 2008. By Paul West and Sir John Daniel. Delivered by Paul West.
- ItemOpen AccessA Green Learning Agenda(2022-08-03) Kanwar, AshaPresented by Professor Asha Kanwar, COL President & CEO, at the Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in Open and Distance Learning in collaboration with Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia, on 3 August 2022.
- ItemOpen AccessAcceptance Speech at the Convocation of the Open University Sri Lanka(2016-05-17) Kanwar, AshaAcceptance Speech by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, upon receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Lit.) Honoris Causa from the Open University of Sri lanka on 17 May 2016.
- ItemOpen AccessAcceptance Speech at the Convocation of the University of Swaziland(2016-10-15) Kanwar, AshaAcceptance speech by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of Swaziland on 15 October 2016.
- ItemOpen AccessAcceptance Speech at the Convocation of the Wawasan Open University(2016-11-24) Kanwar, AshaAcceptance speech by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, upon receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia on 24 November 2016.
- ItemOpen AccessAcceptance Speech at the Special Convocation of The Open University, London(2016-04-22) Kanwar, AshaDistance education and technologies have opened up infinite possibilities for millions across the Commonwealth. Achieving sustainable development remains an aspirational goal for all of us. How can we meaningfully contribute to our own development and that of our societies in a sustainable manner? How can we make this a more prosperous, more equitable world where the futures of coming generations are not compromised?
- ItemOpen AccessAccess and Success in Learning: Your Conclusions(2010-11-28) Daniel, JohnIn 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 of you I have canvassed my COL colleagues, especially the four theme leaders. They are all sensitive and objective people and I hope that their impressions broadly correspond to your impressions. I have encapsulated some of my own thoughts about the conference in my daily blog.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess and Success: Distance Learning at Massey University and its Impact on New Zealand Society(2010-11-25) Maharey, SteveI was delighted to receive and accept the invitation from Sir John Daniel on behalf of the Commonwealth of Learning to speak at the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning about distance learning at Massey University and its contribution to the development of New Zealand. We are celebrating fifty years of distance education at Massey this year.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess and Success: What are the Links?(2010-11-25) Daniel, JohnOur theme is Access & Success in Learning. This reflects our conviction that it is no longer enough – and it never was enough – to pride ourselves on the role of open and distance methods in widening access to learning. We must judge our efforts by the success of those who engage in the learning that we facilitate. I mean success not just in gaining the certification on offer, but in using their new skills and knowledge for the development of themselves and their communities.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Education: A Guarantee of a Less Divided World?(2001-07-02) Macdonald, H IanAccess to Education: A Guarantee of a Less Divided World? The Sixth G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture, Gyan Darshan Educational Channel of Doodarshan, Indira Gandhi National Open University, The Commonwealth of Learning, New Delhi, India 2 July 2001 by Dr. H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, The Commonwealth of Learning // I hope that Ram Reddy would have approved of the title of my Lecture- Access to Education: A Guarantee of a Less Divided World? I am sure that he would. During the all too brief period when I was privileged to work with him on the Board of Governors of The Commonwealth of Learning, I became instantly aware of two qualities: first, he insisted on knowing the objective of any course of action; second, he was in every sense a citizen of the world. And so, although he was a pioneer in the methodologies of distance education and open learning, he was forceful in forever raising the issue of the basic purpose of education. That purpose was no narrow or self-serving end; rather, it had a relationship to the concept of making the world a better place, both locally and globally. That is the task with which I wish to wrestle in my reflective monologue today. // For many years and in most places, philosophers have argued about the purpose of education: is it for individual betterment as an end in itself, or should it be for occupational preparation? In his famous discourses in 1852, Cardinal John Henry Newman argued: "Knowledge is capable of being its own end. Such is the constitution of the human mind, that any kind of knowledge, if it be really such, is its own reward." And yet, at that very time, the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge were also designed for occupational preparation: to produce teachers, lawyers, ministers, doctors and public servants.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Learning and Asian Open Universities: In Context(1998-11-04) Dhanarajan, GajarajMy presentation this morning is about meaningful access and it begins with my belief that education, as a resource, is a basic and fundamental right. [...] I wish to take this presentation further in three parts: First, I would like to find out whom the Asian Learner is. Secondly, I would like to share with you some of the barriers that impede access to the Asian Learner. Thirdly, I would like to challenge you to design initiatives that would enable freedom of access to learning by ALL those who want that access, here in Asia. This challenge is not just to policymakers and senior managers, but also to academic colleagues who hold the key to ultimately make a difference and bring about change.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Learning for Development(2007-05-17) Daniel, JohnLaunch of the 5th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, University of London, 17 May 2007, Access to Learning for Development, Remarks by Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // It is a great pleasure to be here with our colleagues from the University of London to participate in the launch of the 5th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning. I am particularly delighted that my former UNESCO colleague Dr Abdul Khan was able to give the keynote address. He and I were appointed Assistant Directors-General at UNESCO at the same time at the end of the year 2000 but our links go back longer than that. We have both led open universities, he in India, me in the UK, and we have both worked for the Commonwealth of Learning. Today UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning are working together to harness information, communications and educational technologies to development. I thank him for his inspiring words. // The Commonwealth of Learning is delighted to be working with the University of London to put on the 5th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning here in London in July next year. Let me begin with a few words about the Commonwealth of Learning before I talk about the Forum itself.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Learning for Health, with Particular Reference to HIV/Aids: Some Ideas(2008-07-16) Brito, LídiaSlides of presentation at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 16 July 2008. Presented by Professor Lídia Brito.