Learning and Technology: Emerging Trends to Democratise Education: Presented at the Prof. G. Ram Reddy Social Scientist Award Lecture 2013, 17 December 2013, Hyderabad, India by Sanjaya Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi.


Empowering Entrepreneurs: What opportunities? What enterprise?: Presented at the Council for Education in the Commonwealth, Gladwyn Lecture 2013, London, United Kingdom, 10 December 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO (co-written with Dr. K. Balasubramanian), Commonwealth of Learning.


PCF7 Welcome Message: Delivered at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 2 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


PCF7 Closing Remarks: Delivered at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), Closing Ceremony, 6 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, by the Honourable Burchell Whiteman, O.J., Chair, COL Board of Governors.


PCF7 Takeaways, Prospects: Closing Remarks given at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) Closing Ceremony, 6 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: Presented at the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Interlocutors Meeting, 1 December 2013, Abuja, Nigeria, Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO (co-written with Mr. John Lesperance), Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and TransformationInaugural Keynote Address at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) Opening Ceremony, 3 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Olu Jegede, FSTAN, FAAS, Secretary to the Government of Kogi State of Nigeria.


Innovation and TechnologyKeynote Plenary: Innovation & Technology at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 5 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, UNESCO Chair, Information and Communication Technologies for Development.


Girls' and Women's EducationKeynote Plenary: Girls' & Women's Education at the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), 4 December 2013, International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria by The Honourable Margaret Mensah-Williams, Member of Parliament, Vice-Chairperson & Coordinator of Committees, National Council, Parliament of Namibia.


The Commonwealth of Learning: Presented at the pre-CHOGM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, CHOGM Sri Lanka 2013 on 14 November 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning. Introduction by The Honourable Burchell Whiteman, O.J., Chair, COL Board of Governors.


Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: From Concept to Implementation - Building National Capabilities: Presented at the Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting on Small States, 12 November 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO (co-written with Mr. John Lesperance), Commonwealth of Learning.


OER Strategy: Taking it to a New Level: Presented at the OER Africa Advisory Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, November 19, 2013 by Mr. Vis Naidoo, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Mind to MOOCPresented at the Open University of China & ICDE Seminar, Beijing, China, 21 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


What We Don't Know about Open Education ResourcesPanel Discussion delivered at the Unisa/Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance and eLearning, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Can the Ugly Duckling of ODL be Transformed into a Swan? The MOOC EffectPublic Lecture delivered at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Quality vs Quantity: Can Technology Help?Opening Keynote delivered at the 25th ICDE World Conference, Tianjin, China, October 16, 2013 by by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Ten Years of OER: the Road AheadClosing Keynote Address delivered at the UNISA/Cambridge International Conference on Open, Distance and eLearning, Cape Town, South Africa, 2 October 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning. 


Higher EducationVideo presentation delivered at the conference on Science and Higher Education in the Post 2015 agenda: the African context at the UN Headquarters, New York on 23 September 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Inaugural Address: Presented at the formal Inauguration of CEMBA/MPA, Open University of Mauritius, Port Louis, Mauritius, 27 September 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Literacies for the Twenty First Century? The View from Below: Presented at the Colloquium on “Advancing Towards a Literate Twenty-First Century” International Literacy Day Celebrations, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 9 September 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

Innovation, Research and Practice: the State of (eLearning) Reasearch in Higher EducationPresented at the International Conference on Educational Research, 28 August 2013, Organized by the Educational Research Network of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico by Dr. Mark Bullen, Commonwealth of Learning.


MOOCs: an Introduction: Presented at the ‘Transforming Indian Higher Education through MOOCs’ Forum, New Delhi, India, 9 August 2013 by by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO (co-written with Dr. Venkataraman Balaji), Commonwealth of Learning.


Trends and New Developments in Open EducationLecture delivered at the Open University of Tanzania, 6 August 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


OER and Licensing IssuesVideo presentation for the COL Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on OER, 18 August 2013 by Dr. Madhulika Kaushik, Education Specialist, Commonwealt of Learning.


Trends in Online EducationVideo presentation given at the Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU), Foundation Day, 23 July 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning. 

Quality Assurance in Teacher Education for AfricaKeynote presented at the Distance Education and Teachers Training in Africa Conference 2013 (DETA), Kenya College of Education & External Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 30 July 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO (co-written with Dr. Abdurrahman Umar), Commonwealth of Learning.


Trends in Open, Distance and eLearning 2013: Presented at the Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University India, Foundation Day, 23 July 2013 by Sanjaya Mishra, Director Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi


Open Education Resources: Innovation for Development: Presented at the International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, Canada, 13 July 2013 by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Education Specialist (co-written with Professor Asha Kanwar), Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Learning for DevelopmentPresented at the Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 July 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Open Education Resources (OER)Video presentation at the Commonwealth Symposium on Education held in Kenya (6 June 2013) by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Celebrating COL's 25th AnniversaryRemarks delivered at COL’s Board of Governors Reception, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 13 June 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Celebrating COL's 25th AnniversaryRemarks delivered at COL’s Board of Governors Reception, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 13 June 2013 by The Honourable Burchell Whiteman, O.J., Chair, COL Board of Governors.


Democratising Higher Education through OER - What are the Possibilities?Presented at the International Conference on Science and Technology for Economic Diversification, Trinidad & Tobago, 7 June 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Pacific Regional ODL Centre Planning Meeting: Video presentation on COL's commitment to the development of the regional centre, presented at the Pacific Regional ODL Centre Planning Meeting, Vanuatu, 20 June 2013 by Vis Naidoo, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Teacher Development: Working Together to Achieve Quality EducationVideo presentation at the Regional Workshop on Teacher Education in the Pacific (20 May 2013) held in Samoa by Mr. Vis Naidoo, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Connecting Australia and the Asia Pacific: Promoting Learning for Development: Presented at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, 13 May 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


MOOC, OER and Mass Higher EducationPresented at the following: 1) MKCL, Pune, India (15 May 2013) while launching the Param meta university initiative; 2) NAARM, Hyderabad, India (17 May 2013) in the NAARM-COL Workshop on OER in Agricultural Higher Education and Training, and 3) Institutional Seminar at Wawasan Open University (22 May 2013) by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji, Director of Technology & Knowledge Management, Commonwealth of Learning 


Constructing the Framework for Financing Tertiary EducationRemarks delivered at the Caribbean Development Bank, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, Panel Discussion - Financing Tertiary Education, St. Lucia, 22 May 2013, by Vis Naidoo, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Community Media and Sustainable Livelihoods: Presented via Skype at the Caribbean Media Summit, Curaçao, 4 May 2013, Community Media & Sustainable Livelihoods, by Mr. Ian Pringle, Education Specialist - Media, Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Learning for Development: Presented at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand, 20 May 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Education Resources: Open LicensesPresented at the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Chinese Taipei, 7 April 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Open Education Resources: What are the Possibilities?Presented at the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Chinese Taipei, 7 April 2013 "Open Education Resources: What are the Possibilities?" by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


The Commonwealth of LearningPresented to the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, Canada, 11 April 2013, Vancouver, Canada.


Promoting Learning for Development: Presented at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 23 April 2013, Ottawa, Canada, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Looking Before and After: the Emerging World of QA: Presented at the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2013 Conference and Annual General Meeting, Chinese Taipei, 7 April 2013, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Commonwealth of Learning Review and Improvement Model (COLRIM)Presented at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, Pakistan 4 April 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Opening Up to Open Education ResourcesPresented at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2 April 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Can ICT Support Human Resource Development? Drawing on our Common WealthVideo speech/presentation delivered at the Public Administration in Very Small States - Governance and Development (24 April 2013) held in the United Kingdom by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning. 

Open University of Mauritius: a University for the 21st CenturyVideo speech/presentation delivered at the Open University of Mauritius Inauguration (22 April 2013) held in Mauritius by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Referencing the Youth Development Programme on the Transnational Qualifications Framework: Presented at the Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers 2013 UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, 17-21 March 2013 by John Lesperance, Education Specialist - VUSSC, Commonwealth of Learning.


Emergence of ODL in an Era of ICT and OERPresented at the University of Swaziland, 15 March 2013 by John Lesperance, Education Specialist - VUSSC, Commonwealth of Learning.


Education and Training: Building the Critical Platform for Social and Economic Development in the PacificVideo speech/presentation delivered at the Pacific TVET Open Distance and Flexible Learning Forum held in Tonga (25-28 March 2013) by Mr. Vis Naidoo, Vice-President, Commonwealth of Learning.


Digital Learners and the Implications for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning: Presented at the SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, India-Canada International Conference on Open and Flexible Distance Learning, 20 - 22 February 2013 by Dr. Mark Bullen, Education Specialist - eLearning, Commonwealth of Learning


Content, Technology and Pedagogy: Using Open and Flexible Distance Learning to Improve Teacher Competence in ICT and eLearning: Presented at the SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, India-Canada International Conference on Open and Flexible Distance Learning, 20 - 22 February 2013, by Dr. Mark Bullen, Education Specialist - eLearning, Commonwealth of Learning


Open Educational Resources: From Commitment to ActionPresented at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review Meeting, UNESCO, France, 26 February 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Can Technology Lead to System-Wide Change? The Case of Guyana: Presented at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review Meeting, UNESCO, France, 26 February 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO. Co-written with Dr. Mark Bullen, Commonwealth of Learning.


What Ails Indian Distance Education Research?Keynote Presentation: Sub-Theme 3: Research In Open and Flexible Distance Learning, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, India-Canada International Conference on Open and Flexible Distance Learning, 20 - 22 February 2013 by Sanjaya Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia.


Creating Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development: Presented at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review Meeting, From Digital to Knowledge Divide, Thematic Forum 1, UNESCO, France, 25 February 2013 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO. Co-written with Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Commonwealth of Learning.