ICT and Related Issues Impacting on ODL: Presented in Ghana, December 2008 by Paul G. West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning.


Trends & Issues in ODL: Presented at WGDEOL 2008, hosted by the University of Mauritius, 3 December 2008 by Paul G. West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning.


What is the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth? A Guide for Commonwealth Vice-Chancellors: Presented at the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference of Executive Heads, Hyderabad, India (29 November 2008) by Sir John Daniel & Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning


University-Community Links for Rural Prosperity: Presented at the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Conference of Executive Heads, Hyderabad, India (28 November 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Fastest Growing Sector of Higher Education: Remarks at Convocation, University Canada West, 22 November 2008 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Respect, Understanding and Open Educational Resources: Presented at the Open EdTech Summit 2008 hosted by the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (11 November 2008) by Paul G. West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning.


Global Perspectives on University Policies and Management: Video presentation delivered at the XIV International Congress on Technology and Distance Education, Costa Rica (5-7 November, 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth: Official Opening speech delivered at 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 G. West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology. Co-written with Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Building the Capacity to Build: Closing Remarks delivered at the Sixth International Training & Materials Development Workshop Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) - Exuma Islands, The Bahamas (26Oct-12Nov2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Thank you, Malaysia: Remarks at the Opening Ceremony at the Regional Meeting of the Focal Points in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (29-30 October 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The First Meeting of the Management Committee of the Transnational Qualifications Framework: Opening presentation at the first meeting of the Management Committee of the Transnational Qualifications Framework in Singapore (6-10 October 2008) by Sir John Daniel and Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


Distance Education across Borders: Keynote Address at the Asian Association of Open Universities Annual Conference in Tianjin, China (14-16 October 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Professor Asha Kanwar, Paul West (Commonwealth of Learning) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO).


Tertiary TVET: Pathways for Pioneers: Guest address at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) in Sri Lanka (1 October 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Dr Krishna Alluri, & Mr Joshua Mallet, Commonwealth of Learning.


Learning, Farming, Prospering: Remarks at the launch of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Project in Kaluthavalai, Batticaloa, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka (28 September 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Towards New Agendas and Models in Higher Education: Presented at the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Conference for WCHE in Macao (24-26 September 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Universities: Past, Present and Future: Presented at the World Open University President's Summit at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University in Bangkok (8 September 2008) by Sir John Daniel & Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


Gender Mainstreaming for the Public Sector: Using Open and Distance Learning to Scale Up Training: Opening remarks at the Gender Mainstreaming Meeting, Marlborough House, London (21 July 2008) by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Access to Learning for Health, with Particular Reference to HIV/Aids: Some Ideas: Presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 16 July 2008 by Professor Lídia Brito.


Rethinking Open and Distance Learning for Development in AfricaKeynote address delivered at the 2nd African Council of Distance Education (ACDE) Conference and General Assembly , National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria (8-11 July 2008) by Professor Michael Omolewa.


New Approaches to Quality and Standards for New Forms and Modes of Learning?: Presented at the Australian Universities Quality Agency Annual Forum in Canberra, Australia (8-9 July 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Access to Quality Learning for Development: Presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, UK, 14 July 2008 by Mr. Nicholas Burnett, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education.


Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5)Keynote address presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5) in London, UK (14 July 2008) by Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General.


Welcome to PCF5 at the People’s University: Introductory Remarks to the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), London, UK. 14 July 2008 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


My Tip of the Iceberg: Closing keynote address at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), London, UK (17 July 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


New Technologies: New Possibilities For Reaching The UnreachedAsa Briggs Lecture at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in London, UK (15 July 2008) by Professor Brenda Gourley, Vice-Chancellor, Open University in UK.


ICT4E Challenges and Issues: Presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 16 July 2008 by Dr. Astrid Dufborg,Global e-School's and Communities Initiative.


Access to Learning for DevelopmentRemarks delivered at the launch of the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 13 July 2008 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


PCF5 Welcome: Welcome Remarks to the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF5), London, UK,13 July 2008 by Roger Mills, Programme Chair.


The Role of Formal and Informal Education in Tackling Development Needs and Attaining Development Goals: Presented at opening of the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, UK, 14 July 2008. Prepared by H.E. Yoweri K. Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, and Chairman of the Commonwealth. Delivered by Professor Apolo R Nsibambi, The Rt Hon Prime Minister of Uganda, On behalf of His Excellency the President of Uganda.


Summary: Health:  Delivered at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum in London, UK (17 July 2008) by Ian Pringle, Commonwealth of Learning & Sharon Huttly, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Summary: Governance, Conflict and Social Justice Theme: Delivered at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum in London, UK (17 July 2008) by Tanyss Munro, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Role of Open and Distance Education in Providing Access to Learning for Children and Young People: Presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 14 July 2008 by Carol Bellamy, President and CEO, World Learning.


Summary: Children and Young People: Delivered at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, UK, 17 July 2008 by Frances Ferreira and Helena Fehr, Commonwealth of Learning.


Summary: Livelihoods: Delivered at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning London, UK, 17 July 2008 by Krishna Alluri, Commonwealth of Learning.


A Decade of Development and Education in Africa: The Promise of Open and Distance Learning: Keynote Address presented at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning (PCF5), London, UK, 14-16 July 2008, under the theme: Access to Learning for Development by N. Barney Pityana GCOB, PhD, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of South Africa.


eLearning on the Far Side of the Digital Divide: Presented at the African Council for Distance Education 2nd Conference, 10-12 July 2008 in Lagos, Nigeria by Sir John Daniel and Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Commonwealth of Learning.


Montréal: ma ville universitaire: Presented at the Graduation Ceremony at the University of Montreal in Montreal, Canada (12 June 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Preparing COL’s 2009-12 Three-Year Plan: Introductory remarks at the Board and Staff Planning Retreat (17 June 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


COL's Third Decade: Presented by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, June 2008.


The Scope And Demand For Tertiary Education And Current Resources Available To Commonwealth Member States: Proposal for a New Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility (CTEF) presented at the Senior Officials Technical Working Group Meeting in London (19-20 May 2008) by Professor Asha Kanwar and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Course Development in Distance Education: Whose is the Content?: Presented at the 2nd CREAD Andes Congress and the 2nd Virtual EDUCA Summit Ecuador in Loja, Ecuador (22 April 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Paul West and Amy Monaghan, Commonwealth of Learning.


Practical Steps for Surfing the Wave of Technology-Mediated Learning: Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Papua New Guinea Association for Distance Education (PNGADE) in Port Moresby, PNG (9-10 April 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Educational Transformation: Remarks delivered at the Indian Consortium for Educational Transformation (I-CONSENT), Virtual Schools and Learning Homes, Launch of three programmes: Prayog Pariwar Kendra (PPK) Learning through Experimentation and Exploration; NETS pilot of the Science Olympiad; and OER Spaces for Student Learning, Pune, 5 April 2008 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Achieving Quality in Distance Education: Presented at the Meeting of Private ODL Institutions in Pune, India (4 April 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning and Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, UNESCO.


Optimising a Vital Contribution to the Expansion of Higher Education: Inaugural remarks at the Meeting of Private ODL Institutions in Pune, India (3 April 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning and Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, UNESCO.


Knowledge Parks: Hype or Hope for the Developing World?: Keynote address at the International Conference and Exhibition on Knowledge Parks in Doha, Qatar (30 March 2008) by Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Education: After-dinner remarks at the The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grantees Meeting in Pittsburgh, USA (12 March 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


La Contribution des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication au Développement du Tiers Monde: Presented at the Conférence Augustin-Frigon at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal in Montreal, Canada (27 March 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


La Formation à Distance au début du 21ième siècle: Évolution ou Révolution?: Presented at the Journée de la FAD sur le campus de l'Université de Montréal in Montreal, Canada (28 March 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: What is Your Vision for the Future?: Presented at the Regional Meeting of the Focal Points of the Caribbean in Jamaica (10-11 March 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: What can it Contribute?: Presented at the Course Development Workshop on Fisheries organised by Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) in Seychelles (3 March 2008) by Sir John Daniel and Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


Opening Ceremony of the Officials Meeting on the Transnational Qualifications Framework, VUSSC: Presented in Singapore (25 February 2008) by Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Background to the Transnational Qualifications Framework: Presented at the Officials Meeting on the Transnational Qualifications Framework, VUSSC in Singapore (25 February 2008) by Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Higher Education in the 21st Century: The Iron Triangle’s Critical Angle of Quality Assurance: The 2nd Lecture in the Dennis Irvine Lecture Series at the Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week 2008 at the University Council of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica (11 February 2008) presented by Willie Clarke-Okah, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Schooling: Communicating the Basics: Opening Remarks at the Workshop to Develop an Open Schooling Handbook in Vancouver (4-8 February 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: What Do You Want it to Become?: Presented at the Senior Officials Meeting on a Transnational Qualifications Framework (February 2008), VUSSC by Sir John Daniel and Paul West, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Commonwealth of Learning in Africa: Presented at the Discover Africa Roadshow organised by Canadian Council on Africa in Vancouver, Canada (6 February 2008) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Institutional Evaluation of the University of Ghana: Presented at the Brown-Bag Seminar at the World Bank (31 January 2008) by Sir John Daniel, Willie Clarke-Okah (Commonwealth of Learning) and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO).


Life After Universal Primary? Scaling Schooling for the Secondary Surge: Presented at the World Bank Brown-Bag Seminar (30 January 2008) by Frances Ferreira, Asha Kanwar and John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Signs of the Times: Change or be Changed?: Presented at the Third Convocation of the Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai, India, January 3, 2008 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.