Presentation to the Academic Board of the University of Ghana of the Report of the Visitation Panel: Presented to the Academic Board of the University of Ghana of the Report of the Visitation Panel, 20 December 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


La contribution des TICs au développement: L’expérience du Commonwealth of Learning: Presented at RES@TICE, Rabat, Maroc, 13 December 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Presentation to the Council of the University of Ghana of the Report of the Visitation Panel: Presented to the Council of the University of Ghana of the Report of the Visitation Panel, 20 December 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Community Radio for Development: the COL Approach: Presented at the valedictory session of the first "Regional consultation for Community Radio Awareness" in Lucknow, India (30 November 2007) by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Creating an Endowment for Humanity: The role of Universities, Mega-Universities and Hyper-Universities: Presented at the Annual Foundation Day Endowment Lecture 2007 at the Netaji Subhas Open University in Kolkata, India (30 November 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

Using Technology in Higher Education: Post-Globalisation Challenges (Blending for Success in Higher Education)Presented at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Workshop for Maharashtra College Principals, 28 November 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

Education for Sustainable Development: Reaching the MassesPresented at the 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 by Sir John Daniel, Krishna Alluri and Mohan Menon, Commonwealth of Learning.


Towards a Commonwealth of Learning: Twenty Years of Progress: Presented to the Foreign Ministers' Committee at the 20th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM Uganda 2007), Kampala, Uganda, 21 November 2007 by HE The Hon. Burchell Whiteman, O.J., Sir John Daniel, and Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


Life After Universal Primary? Scaling Schooling for the Secondary Surge: Presented at the 20th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM Uganda 2007), People's Forum, 19-22 November 2007, Kampala, Uganda by Asha Kanwar, Frances Ferreira and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning


Scouting: Creator Par Excellence of Human and Social Capital, or Modern Adults Leading Post-modern Youngsters: Presented at the Scouting World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, 16-17 November 2007, Theme: Education and the World Scout Movement: Experiences and Challenges by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island StatesOpening Remarks presented at the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Fourth International Training and Course Development Workshop, Apia, Samoa, 12 November 2007, by Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Role of International Online Courses in the Worldwide Provision of EducationPresented at the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities conference in Lisbon, Portugal (November 8-9, 2007) by Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO), Sir John Daniel and Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


Blending for Success in Open and Distance Education: Public/Private Partnerships; Human and Social Capital; Free and Copyrighted Content; Mixing the MediaKeynote address to the annual conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (October 30 - November 1) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Towards a Commonwealth of Learning: Twenty Years of Progress: Presented at the Luncheon Meeting for Commonwealth Heads of Mission in Ottawa, Canada (18 October 2007) by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Senior Officials’ Working Group Meeting on the Proposal to Establish a Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF): Proposal for a Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility presented by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning (12 October 2007).


What Do We Know About Using new Technologies for Learning and Teaching? A Ten Year Perspective. Digital Divide or Digital Dividend? Postcards from the South: Presented at the 12th Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, 25-28 September, 2007 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


A Transnational Qualifications Framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Presented at the Training Workshop on Development of National Qualifications/Quality Assurance Frameworks for SADC countries in Zanzibar, Tanzania (21-22 September 2007) by Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Can Invitational Institutional Audits make a Cost-Effective Contribution to Quality Enhancement?Presented at the Second International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (17-19 September 2007) by Willie Clarke-Okah and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


New Providers, New Approaches: Towards a World of Mass Higher Education: Presented at the Third Global Forum on International Quality Assurance, Accreditation and the Recognition of Qualifications in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (13-14 September 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

Reflections on Quality Assurance in Open Distance LearningPresented at the Workshop on Performance Indicators for Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education in Colombo, Sri Lanka (14-16 August 2007) by Prof. Mohan Menon, Commowealth of Learning.


Quality Indicators For Professional Education: Presented at the Workshop on Performance Indicators for Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education in Colombo, Sri Lanka (14-16 August 2007) by Prof. Mohan Menon, Commowealth of Learning.


Does American Higher Education have a Global Future?Presented at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Summer Conference 2007 in Vancouver, Canada (26-28 July 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Empowering People for Prosperity: Lifelong Learning for Farmers: Presented at Arul Anandar College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, 6 July 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Professionalism: the Key to Quality Distance Educatio: Felicitation Address at the Sri Lanka Association of Distance Educators Launch Meeting in Colombo (5 July 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Origins and Purpose: Presented at the International Conference on Open and Online Learning, Penang, Malaysia, 14 June 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Educational Resources: Help or Hindrance to Open Learning?: Opening Address at the International Conference on Open and Online Learning, Penang, Malaysia, 12 June 200 by Sir John Daniel, Asha Kanwar and Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


Bridging the Last MileOpening Remarks delivered at the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, Third Course Development Boot Camp, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 4 June 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.  ...


Learning for Development: What McGill University and Continuing Education Have Meant to Me: Address to the convocation ceremony for the Centre for Continuing Education, McGill University (28 May 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Signs of the Times: Change or be changed?: Presented at the Changing Contours of Education: Future Trends conference in Brunei Darussalam (21-24 May 2007) by Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


Using Technology to Educate the Commonwealth about the Commonwealth: Presented at the Association for Commmonwealth Studies Conference in Windsor, UK (20-23 May 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Organising for the Future: Remarks delivered at the opening ceremony at the University of Ghana (30 April 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Impending Changes in Global Higher Education: Cataclysm or Smooth Transition?: Video presentation delivered at the 10th anniversary of the Teaching in Higher Education Forum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. (16 April 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


New Learning Technologies: Mirage, Miracle or Muddle?Pre-conference workshop on the Future of Learning Technologies: presented at the 92nd Annual Conference at the University Continuing Education Association in Vancouver, Canada (11 April 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Using ICTs to Promote Non-Formal Learning in Health and AgriculturePresented at CIDA in Ottawa, Canada (29 March 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Schooling: What COL Does: Presented at CIDA in Ottawa, Canada (29 March 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Human Development for Innovation: Changing the Profile of Global Higher Education: Version for publication of the opening address to the conference on Education for Innovation in China, India and America in Atlanta, Georgia (2 March 2007) by Sir John Daniel, Professor Asha Kanwar & Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić.


Virtual University, Flexible Learning: How Far Have We Come?: Opening speech at the 2nd Boot Camp for Educators from Member States of the Commonwealth, held at the National Institute of Education, Singapore (12 March 2007) by Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Status of Global Postsecondary EducationPresented to the Advisory Board at the Whitney International University System (6 March 2007)  by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Innovation for Human Development: Redesigning Higher EducationOpening address to the conference on Education for Innovation in China, India and America in Atlanta, Georgia (2 March 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


How Can Learning Contribute to Development?: The Dennis Irvine Lecture at the University of Guyana (27 February 2007) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Learning for Development: Achievements, Trends and Plans: Presented at the International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, Paris, Strategic Seminar Series, 7 February 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Expansion of Higher Education in the Developing World: What can Distance Learning Contribute?: Presented at the CHEA International Commission Conference 2007, 1 February 2007, Washington, DC, by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Learning for Development: The Work of the Commonwealth of LearningPresented to World Bank Staff, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, 31 January 2007 by Sir John Daniel & Professor Mohan Menon, Commonwealth of Learning.


What is an Open University?: Address delivered at the Convocation, Tamil Nadu Open University, 11 January 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Celebrating Open Universities: Remarks delivered at the 3rd Convocation, Vardhaman Mahaveer Kota Open University, 10 January 2007, on the conferment of the honorary degree, Doctor of Letters honoris causus by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Reflections on a Career in Distance Education: by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning. January 2007.


Peace and Conflict Resolution in a Globalised World: Issues of Culturalism: Can Higher Education Make a Difference?: Presented at the International Conference, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 6 January 2007 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Learning for Development: Selected speeches of Sir John Daniel and colleagues September 2006 - February 2007: This collection is entitled Learning for Development because that is the focus of COL’s work. In abstract terms we follow Amartya Sen’s definition of development as freedom whilst our operational framework for development combines the Millennium Development Goals, the Dakar Goals of Education for All and the Commonwealth values of peace, equity, democracy and good governance.