Open and Distance Learning and the Developing World
Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA), Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 11 November 2005, Open and Distance Learning and the Developing World, By: Sir John Daniel, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning // Your overall theme is Breaking Down Boundaries and this gathering is billed as a conference on the international experience in open, distance and flexible learning. Much of your discourse, understandably, has been carried out against the hi-tech background of Australia and other industrialised countries. But there has been some attention to the developing world, particularly your neighbouring Pacific islands. My aim is to focus your attention more sharply still on the situation of the majority of humankind.