Adventures of a Former Open University Vice-Chancellor in International Development: Presented to the Association of Open University Graduates, London, 5 December 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Developing the Educational Ecosystem of the Maldives: Launch of an Internet Radio System: Remarks delivered at the Launch of the Internet Radio Facility, Male, Maldives, 3 December 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


How Do We Recruit and Train 10 Million Teachers?: Presented at ICET Conference, Oman, 14-17 December 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Lessons from VUSSC: the Making of a "Virtual University": Presented at UNDESA Virtual Learning Project, Jamaica, December 8 - 12, 2009 by Paul West, Director of Knowledge Management and Kris Roberts, Commonwealth of Learning ...


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Making Dreams Come True: Presented at the VUSSC Seventh International Training and Course Development Workshop, Apia, Samoa, 23 November 2009 by John Lesperance, Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Pre-CHOGM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Presented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 25 November 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Study Buddies Across the Commonwealth: Presented at the University College of the Caribbean, Convocation ceremony, 22 November 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


A University for the 21st Century – Graduates for the 21st Century: Presented at The Open University Malaysia, 7th Convocation, 14 November 2009 (Return Speech on the occasion of the conferment of the Honorary Doctorate of Education) by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


ICTs in Higher Education: Who Stands to Gain?: Presented at the ICT Transforming Education, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, 15-17 November, 2009 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Responding to the Library Needs of Distance Learners: Presented at the Ministerial Conference on Information Infrastructure for Science, Education and Culture, COBISS 2009, Maribor, Slovenia, 11 November 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Creativity in Advancing Distance Learning: Models and Technologies: Presented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad, 23-29 November 2009, People’s Forum, Theme: Creativity and Innovation by Sir John Daniel, Professor Asha Kanwar, Mr Paul West and Dr Ramamurthy Sreedher, Commonwealth of Learning.


Access to Success: Remarks delivered at the ceremony to launch preparations for the, 6th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Chennai, India, 10 October 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: a Collaborative Effort of the Small States: Presented at the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education, 2009 Global Forum, ‘Global Connections- Local Impacts: Best Practices, Model and Policies for Cross-Border Higher education’, 21-24 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by John Lesperance, Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Global Connections -- Local Impacts: Best Practices, Models and Policies for Cross-Border Higher Education: Presented at the Global Forum of the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education, Kuala Lumpur, 21-24 October, 2009 by Sir John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning) and Ms. Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO)  ...


Is eLearning True to the Principles of Technology?: Keynote presented at the eLearn Conference, World Conference on eLearning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada, 27 October 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open and Distance Learning (ODL): an Imperative for Bangladesh: Presented at Gazipur Campus, Bangladesh Open University, 20 October 2009 by by Sir John Daniel and Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Schooling: the International Perspective & Possibilities of Collaboration: Presented at the National Institute for Open Schooling, Delhi, 13 October 2009, by Sir John Daniel and Ms. Frances Ferreira, Commonwealth of Learning  ...


Lessons Learned while Implementing the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth: Integrating eLearning: Key Challenges for Higher Education Governance, October 2009 by Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning.


Fostering Farming, Promoting Prosperity, Inspiring Invention: Remarks delivered at the Launching Ceremony of the Lifelong Learning for Farmers Project, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Mega-Schools and Technology: Lifelong Learning Systems for the 21st Century: Presented at the International Forum on Open and Distance Education (30th anniversary celebration of the CCRTVU) Beijing, China 16/17 October 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Something Very Important has Happened Here: Closing ceremony remarks delivered at the Botswana Moodle Workshop for the Open School OER Project, Gaborone, 18 September 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Digital Scholarship, Digital Technology and ODL Issues: Presented at the 44th Distance Education Association of Southern Africa Annual Meeting and Conference 18 – 20 September 2009, Maseru, Lesotho by Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology Commonwealth of Learning.


Open and Distance Learning in the Twenty First Century: a Commonwealth perspective: Presented at the ICT for Sustainable Development, WITFOR, Hanoi, 26-28th August, 2009 by Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Educational Resources for Network Enabled Education: Presented at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 20 – 21 August 2009 by Dr. R. Sreedher, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi.


Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons Licenses: Presented at the ACDE Vice Chancellors’ Workshop, 22 August 2009, Nairobi, Kenya by Paul G. West, Director, Knowledge Management & Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning.


Opening Session ICDE Conference: Presented at the Opening Session, ICDE Conference 7 June 2009, Maastricht, The Netherlands by Professor Asha Kanwar, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Teacher Education: Strategies for Success: Presented at the Teacher Education Partners Meeting, Vancouver, 28 July 2009. Asha Kanwar, May Li, Abdurrahman Umar, John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning and Desmond Bermingham.


Higher Education, Service to the Community and ICTs: Presented at the Microsoft Education Leaders’ Forum, Paris, France, 7 July 2009, by by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO. Co-written with Dr Kodhandaraman Balasubramanian, Commonwealth of Learning.


Expanding Tertiary Education in Small States in an Economic Crisis: the Role of Collaboration: Presented at the World Conference on Higher Education, UNESCO, 5-8 July 2009, Theme: Internationalisation, Regionalisation and Globalisation, Session: Globalisation and Higher Education in Small States: Opportunities and Threats by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Technology for Collective Action: the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Presented at the Tertiary education in small states: Planning in the context of globalization, An IIEP Policy Forum, Paris, 3 July 2009, Theme: Organizational models for tertiary education in small states, by John Lesperance, Paul West and Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


Internationalisation, Regionalisation and Globalisation: Breaking out of the Iron Triangle: Presentedat the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Paris, 6 July 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


What Educational Technology Means to Me: Presented at Concordia University, Graduate Programme in Educational Technology, 40th Anniversary Conference, Opening keynote address (by video), 28 June 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


COL in the Commonwealth: How Technology Can Help You in an Economic Downturn: Presented to Ministers at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18 June 2009 by Sir John Daniel & Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


COL in the Commonwealth: the Revolution of Educational Technology: Presented to Senior Officials at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15 June 2009 by Sir John Daniel & Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning.


Addressing the Teacher Gap through Open and Distance Learning: the Work of the Commonwealth of Learning: Presented at the Meeting of the International Task Force on ‘Teachers for Education for All’, UNESCO HQ, Paris, 22 June 2009 by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO), Abdurrahman Umar & Sir John Daniel.


Open Schooling is Part of the Answer: Presented at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Kuala Lumpur – June 14-19, 2009, Stakeholders Forum by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Contribution of Open Schooling: Presented at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Kuala Lumpur – June 14-19, 2009, Ministers’ Round Table by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Respect and Understanding: the Work of the Commonwealth of Learning: Presented at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, Kuala Lumpur – June 14-19, 2009, Ministers’ Plenary Sessionby Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Impact of Learning Management Systems in Universities: Keynote Address to the University of the West Indies Conference on Bridging the Development Gap through Innovative eLearning Environments, June 11, 2009 by Willie Clarke-Okah, PhD, Education Specialist, Higher Education and Policy Development, Commonwealth of Learning.


Demystifying the ‘M’ Words: Presented at the Second International M-Libraries Conference, Vancouver, 24 June 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open and Distance Learning for National Development and Reconciliation: Presented at the Launch of the Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 June 2009by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Education for All: Technology is the Answer – What was the Question?: Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society, Ottawa, 30 May 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


A Decade of Distance Education in the Commonwealth: Achievements and Challenges: Presented at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, 18 May 2009 by Professor Asha Kanwar & Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) and its Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF): Presented at the 3rd Quality Congress, Dubai, Middle East, 7 April 2009 by Paul West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology.


Opening Presentation - Open Schooling Workshop: Opening Presentation at the Open Schooling Workshop in The Seychelles, 2 March 2009 by Paul West, Director of Knowledge Management & Information Technology.


Session: Qualifications Delivered: New Methods, New Providers 2020: Introductory comments delivered at the Global Education 20/20: Creating partnerships to educate the global workforce of the future, Conference organised by The Economist, New York City, 10 March 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Success and Failure in the Global Campaign for Education for All: What Now?: Presented at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, Trust in Education Lecture Series, Halifax, 11 March 2009 by Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Combating Degree Mills: Presented at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Annual Conference and International Seminar, Washington, D.C. – January 26-29, 2009 by Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić (UNESCO) and John Daniel (Commonwealth of Learning - COL).


Open and Distance Learning in a Changing World: Selected speeches of Sir John Daniel and colleagues (2007-2008): This booklet contains an open letter to the next US president – written before the election – and six speeches delivered in different countries at various events. In giving the selection the title Open and Distance Learning in a Changing World we have tried to show how the core principles of open and distance learning (ODL) are being implemented in new ways to meet emerging development needs