1999

Teachers, Technology and (Re)Training: Presented at the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)/ Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workshop on Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1 - 3 December 1999) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Knowledge Societies, Science and Education: Presented at the 55th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 November 1999 by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Remarks: By Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning upon being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Lett.) "in recognition of his distinguished service to open and distance education throughout the Commonwealth, and his outstanding contributions to higher education." by Athabasca University, Canada, 12 June 1999.


Remarks: Remarks by Dr. H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning, upon being conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Lett.) "his eminence in the fields of academia and government and his special contribution to distance education." by The Open University of Sri Lanka, OUSL convocation ceremony, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18 June 1999.


Flexible Access to Technical and Vocational Education: Presented at the Second International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education (UNESCO), Seoul, Korea, 27 April 1999 by Mr. John Bartram, Education Specialist, Technical/Vocational Education and Training, Commonwealth of Learning.


Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF1): Keynote and plenary presentations at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF1), Brunei (1 - 5 March 1999).

 

1998

Introduction to the Report to the Commonwealth Senior Officials Meeting: London (9 November 1998) by H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning.


Access to Learning and Asian Open Universities: In Context: Delivered to the Asian Association of Open Universities Twelfth Annual Conference, Hong Kong SAR, China (4 - 6 November 1998) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education: Plenary session for Ministers and Heads of Delegation, Paris, France (October 1998) by Mr. Patrick Guiton.


The Role and Opportunities for Distance Education using Telecommunications and ICT in the Caribbean: Notes for presentation prepared for the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation's conference on Telecommunications and Development in the Caribbean, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (25 - 26 September 1998) by Mr. Patrick Y. Julien.


Remarks: Upon Being Conferred an Honorary Doctor of the University: Remarks upon being conferred an Honorary Doctor of the University at the convocation of The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 13 June 1998 by Dr. H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Education and Open Learning in Africa: What Works or Does Not Work: Presented at the EDI/World Bank Workshop on Teacher Education through Distance Learning, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (May 1998) by Professor Peter E. Kinyanjui.


International and Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Distance Education: Presented at the conference on Learning Together: Collaboration in Open Learning, The John Curtin International Institute, Perth, Australia (20-22 April 1998) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Occasional Address: Charles Sturt University: Delivered upon being awarded a Doctor of the University, honoris causa, by Charles Sturt University, CSU Graduation Ceremony, 16 April 1998, Bathurst, NSW, Australia by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Delivery of Training Programmes: Changing Design: Delivered to the UNESCO/UNEVOC International Conference on Vocational Education in the Asia/Pacific Region, Adelaide Institute of TAFE, Adelaide, Australia (25-27 March 1998) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Education: A New Vision: Presented to a Colloquium on "The Commonwealth in the 3rd Millennium", Royal Commonwealth Society (Ottawa Branch) in collaboration with the RCS Canadian National Council, Ottawa, Canada (20 - 22 February 1998) by Lewis Perinbam.


Reflections on Collaborative and Networked Learning: Delivered to the International Conference on Collaborative and Networked Learning, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India (16-18 February 1998) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Educational Broadcasting: Challenges of Shifting Paradigms: Delivered to the South African Broadcasting Corporation Conference on Education Broadcasting in the Service of Growth, Reconstruction and Development, Gauteng Province, South Africa (2-5 February 1998) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.

 

1997

Globalization, Competitiveness and Open and Distance Education: Reflections on Quality Assurance: Delivered to the Asian Association of Open Universities Eleventh Annual Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (11 - 14 November 1997) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


A Time for Vision: Presented at the World Conference on "Education India: the Next Millennium", New Delhi, India (12 November 1997) by Lewis Perinbam.


Convergence of Distance and Conventional Education: International Perspectives: Presented at the Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Cambridge, UK (23-26 September 1997) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Human Resource and Telecommunications – Issues in the Commonwealth: Delivered to Telecommunications for Education and Development in the Commonwealth workshop, Malta, (22 May 1997) by David Walker, Educational Specialist (Educational Technology).


A New Generation - A New Idealism: Delivered to the AIESEC Global Theme Conference, Basel, Switzerland (6 May 1997) by Lewis Perinbam.


The Commonwealth of Learning — Its Role in Small and Island States: Delivered to a conference sponsored by The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management; Seychelles (14 April 1997) by H. Ian Macdonald, Chairman, Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning.


Knowledge for Development in the Information Age: Notes for the Preliminary Consultation on Global Knowledge 97: Knowledge for Development in the Information Age, Montreal, PQ, 7 April 1997 by Lewis Perinbam Senior Advisor (External Relations).

 

1996

From Reality to Virtuality: Commonwealth Education in Transition: Council for Education in the Commonwealth Annual Lecture, House of Commons, Westminster, UK (29 November 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Education in the New Millennium: Supporting a Learning Society: Presented at the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong One-Day Symposium, 1 November 1996 by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Education: Status and Issues Presented to an Asian Development Bank/UNESCO Regional Seminar on Capacity Building in Distance Education for Training of Primary School Teachers, Bangkok (21 October 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Education: Equalising Opportunities: Delivered to The College of Preceptors Charter Fellows Presentation Ceremony, University of London Institute of Education (16 October 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Learning: The Distance Ahead: Delivered to the International Extension College Anniversary Symposium, Cambridge, UK (14 October 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Student Learning and Support on a Virtual Campus: Delivered to the Fifth Asia Pacific Conference on Student Affairs, Link Up - Sydney, Australia (2 October 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Technology: an Opportunity not a Threat: Delivered to Learning Environment Technology Australia Leta '96 Open Forum, Adelaide Convention Centre (30 September 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Notes for The Royal Commonwealth Society (Vancouver Island Branch) Dinner Meeting: Victoria, Canada (18 September 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Education And The New Technologies: Delivered to the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association General Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (25-31 August 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Opening Remarks: Educational Technology 2000: Delivered to Educational Technology 2000: A Global Vision for Open and Distance Learning, Singapore (August 1996) by H. Ian Macdonald.


Partnership or Paternalism: Delivered to a British Council/IDP Education Australia Colloquium on Universities in the Twenty First Century, Singapore (13-14 August 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Young Women’s Unemployment: The Education Factor: Delivered to The Guides Commonwealth Chief Commissioners' Conference, Victoria, Canada (10 July 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Partnerships in Open Learning: Inaugurating the Professor G. Ram Reddy Memorial Trust, Hyderabad, India, 4 July 1996 by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Remarks: Indira Gandhi National Open University: Delivered to the National Seminar on "Performance Indicators in Distance Education", Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India (3 July 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Face to Face with Distance Education: Delivering the The Professor G. Ram Reddy Memorial Lecture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India (2 July 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Education: Crossing the Distance in the Commonwealth: Delivered to the 12th Annual Canadian Association for Distance Education Conference, Moncton, NB, Canada (22-25 May 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Setting Up Open Universities: Delivered to a British Council seminar: Quality Assurance in Open Learning in Higher Education, Bedford, UK (21-26 April 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Global Trends in Distance Learning: A Broad Overview: Delivered to National Seminar on Globalisation and New Challenges to Open Learning Systems, Kota Open University, India (11 February 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Remarks: Indira Gandhi National Open University: Delivered to Kota Open University's First Convocation Ceremony, India (10 February 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Remarks: Kota Open University: Delivered to a National Seminar on Student Support Systems in Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India (7 - 8 February 1996) by Professor Gajaraj Dhanarajan President, Commonwealth of Learning.

 

1994

Communications, the Commonwealth and the Future: The Inaugural Commonwealth Lecture (since renamed to the Asa Briggs lecture) delivered in The Middleton Hall of The Universily of Hull on 10 May 1994, by Professor David Dilks, Vice Chancellor, The University of Hull.