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1 - 5 March 1999


FORUM ON OPEN LEARNING

Bandar Seri Begawan


Empowerment through Knowledge and Technology

A Celebration of Ten Years of The Commonwealth of Learning

Co-hosted by the Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Education and
Universiti Brunei Darussalam


 

 

 

The Commonwealth of Learning

Ministry of Education
Brunei Darussalam

Universiti Brunei Darussalam


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Presenter/author Index

Keynotes, plenaries,
case studies, workshops and posters


The following contains an index by presenter/author name for all keynotes, plenaries, case studies, workshop papers and posters presented at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning.  The associated papers/presentations are listed by title.  Until such time as hyperlinks have been established, please search (Edit/Find) for the title on the web page containing the abstracts and hyperlinks to the full papers: www.col.org/forum/casestudies.htm    The keynote/plenary presentations are found on www.col.org/forum/keynotes.htm (hyperlinks from this index are in place).   You can also search (Edit/Find) on this page for presenters/authors. 

A subject index is also available. 

Presenter/author Index
Listed alphabetically by presenter/author
A - G           H - M          
N - S            T - Z

A

ABDON, BUENAFE R.

The International Rice Research Institute's current progress and future directions in the application of distance learning technologies for human capital development in national agricultural research systems

 

ADEKANMBI, GBOLAGADE

The transformation of distance education in Africa

 

AGBOOLA, BADE A.

The management of distance education in Nigerian universities: achievements, problems, and prospects

 

AGUTI, JESSICA N.

The first graduates of the Makerere University external degree programme in Uganda

One year of virtual university experience at Makerere University in Uganda

 

AHMAD, BASHIR

Educational strategies and innovation for sustainable development of open learning in Pakistan

 

ALAM, SHAFIQUL

Staff training in distance education at the Bangladesh Open University

 

ALAMGIR, A.K.M.

Non-formal education programmes in Bangladesh: a first step for developing countries

 

ALI, ANTHONY

Academic standards of extension and satellite programmes of Nigerian universities: management and control

Evaluation of some distance learning programmes at Nigerian universities

 

ALLY, MOHAMED

A modular approach to educational technology professional development among post-secondary educators in Alberta, Canada

 

AMYAOKU, EMEKA

The Commonwealth in the new information age

 

ANDERSON, JOHN E.

Open and distance learning: from a second class alternative to simulating new educational strategies?

 

ANYAOKU, EMEKA

The Commonwealth in the New Information Age

 

APONG, ABU BAKAR

Welcoming address

 

ARNUSCH, LYNDA

Ideas and inspiration: low and high technology for teaching contemporary Canadian art

 

ASA BRIGGS LECTURE

AVOSEH, M.B.M.

Opening up adult education; women's empowerment in Namibia

 

 

B

BANDARA, DEEPTHI C.

Staff development at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

BATOOL, SYEDE NAJEEBA

Second chance: an opportunity to step forward in Pakistan

 

BENEKE, PAUL

Supporting open learning students in a developing country: a South-African experience

 

BENZA, TIMOTHY E.S.

A critical assessment of learner support services provided by the Zimbabwe Open University

Distance education in Zimbabwe

 

BESTER, GINGER

Multi-purpose learning centres in an open learning environment in South Africa

 

BEYERS, RON

The connected learning community in South Africa: a classic case for open learning

 

BILLAH, HJ AL-MUHTADEE (Crown Prince)

Opening address

 

BOOKER, DI

Accessing global information: locating the right information in an information abundant society

Flexible delivery materials: Adelaide Institute of TAFE

 

BOSHIER, ROGER

Discursive constructions of Web learning and education: "world wide" and "open"?

 

BOYD, ANNA

Using the World Wide Web in distance education programmes in Australia

 

BUTLER, DOUGLAS

The training implications of the information and communication technology revolution on secondary mathematics in the United Kingdom

 

BUTTERFIELD, SHONA

Technical and vocational education (Round Table Session)

 

 

C

CALDER, JUDITH

Models of delivery in open and distance education in the United Kingdom

 

CHAUDHARY, SOHAVVIR S.

Communication technology for enhancement and transformation of open education: the experience at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

CHAWLA, PRABHA

Non-formal adult and community education certificate programme in food and nutrition in India

 

CHITSIKA, RUBEN

A critical assessment of learner support services provided by the Zimbabwe Open University

 

CHUNG, FAY

African educational responses to the challenges of globalisation (Plenary presentation)

 

COETZEE, WENDY DILYS

Student-centred evaluation of distance education course material in science in South Africa

 

COLLINGE, J.

Managing post-secondary open learning beyond traditional boundaries into the new millennium

 

COWAN, J.

Managing post-secondary open learning beyond traditional boundaries into the new millennium

 

CRONK, PETER

Issues in the management of on-line tertiary education programmes in Australia

 

 

D

DALLAS, JUDY

Distance education for kindergarten to grade 12: a Canadian perspective

 

DANIEL, JOHN

Distance learning in the era of networks: what are the key technologies? (Plenary presentation)

 

DARBY, JONATHAN

Developing a certificate course in computing for delivery via the Internet in the United Kingdom

The economics of open learning via the Internet in the United Kingdom

 

DE, DIPAK

Open learning system for empowering rural youth through agricultural technology in India

 

DE BEER, K.J.

Learning support in course delivery at the Technikon Free State and Technikon Southern Africa

 

DELLIT, JILLIAN

Building networks for mutual benefit: the Education Network Australia and the pursuit of added value

 

DHANARAJAN, GAJARAJ

Closing summary

Welcoming address

 

DIGHE, ANITA

Use of communication technologies in open learning, non-formal adult and community education (Plenary presentation)

 

DODDS, TONY

A case study in sharing materials in Namibia

 

DONGE, LEO NSENA

DIstance education for rural community based organisations: correspondence courses for rural co-operatives in Tanzania

 

 

E

EEIRISINGHA, PALITHA

Open and distance learning for basic and non-formal education in developing countries

 

ELLERTON, NERIDA

A changing role for teachers on-line: a case study in higher education in Australia

 

 

F

FADZIL, MANSOR

Design considerations for an on-line course: a case study in Malaysia

A practical approach to on-line course development in Malaysia

 

FAGE, JUDITH

Quality assurance: internally embedded or externally controlled?

 

FARUQUI, HISAMUDDIN

Educational audio in distance education: a case study from India

 

FERNANDO, J.N. OLEAP

Collaboration between open universities in the Commonwealth: successful production of the first ever Sri Lankan nursing graduates at the Open University of Sri Lanka through distance education

Commonwealth of Learning initiative to empower middle level personnel through distance education: an advanced certificate programme in laboratory technology at the Open University of Sri Lanka

 

FERNANDO, NIMAL TISSA

Hai ooo uuus! Beware of friendly threats from traditional universities

 

FERNANDO, T.S.

Open University's contribution to improving the quality of primary and secondary schooling in Sri Lanka

 

FOX, BOB

Using the World Wide Web in distance education programmes in Australia

 

FRENCH, DAVID

Developing the Commonwealth as an educational network

 

FRICKER, WILLIAM

A modular approach to educational technology professional development among post-secondary educators in Alberta, Canada

 

 

G

GAMAGE, H. RAMYA

Entrepreneurship development through distance education in Sri Lanka

Learner oriented distance educational materials: a strategy for planning textual material in Sri Lanka

 

GAMAGE, HELEN R.

Research studies through distanced education: experiences of the Department of Management Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka

 

GEHLING, JOANNA

Accessing global information: locating the right information in an information abundant society

 

GEORGE, NANCY A.

Selected issues in the transformation of the college of Arts, Science and Technology in to the University of Technology, Jamaica

 

GOLINOWSKI, SHAWN

The International Rice Research Institute's current progress and future directions in the application of distance learning technologies for human capital development in national agricultural research systems

 

GRANITES, ROBIN JAPANANGKA

The Tanami Network: placing the technology in the hands of the remote Central Australian desert communities

 

GREENE, JUDITH

Active learning and open learning

 

GUITON, PATRICK

An observation on empowerment [through knowledge and technology] (Rapporteur's report)

Major points arising from parallel session reports (Rapporteur's report)

 

GUNAWARDENA, CHANDRA

Open University's contribution to improving the quality of primary and secondary schooling in Sri Lanka

Research and evaluation in open learning: the case of the Open University of Sri Lanka

 

GUNGWU, WANG

Education and bridging work cultures (Asa Briggs Lecture)

 

H

HAMILTON, MARLENE

University learning and learning universities: collaboration or competition? (Round Table Session)

 

HAMPTON, CAROL

Fast, flexible and functional materials for learners in Australia

 

HAQUE, HASIBUL

Facilitating self-directed and collaborative learning strategies for adult distance learners in Bangladesh

 

HAQUE, RIFFAT

Second chance: an opportunity to step forward in Pakistan

 

HARUN-UR-RASHID

Community empowerment through information services: the Community Development Library of Bangladesh

 

HERRMANN, ALLAN

Using the World Wide Web in distance education programmes in Australia

 

HOLT, PETER

The Tanami Network: placing the technology in the hands of the remote Central Australian desert communities

 

HONORINE, YOBO A KOUE FIDELE

British management of open learning programmes for secondary school-leavers and employment in Cameroon

 

HORSFIELD, TONY

Business-led approach to open learning (Round Table Session)

 

HOSSAIN, MONIRA

Identifying shortcomings of school science teaching and recommending the Bangladesh Open University's assistance to improve the situation

 

 

I

IBRAHIM, SHAHARIMAH

Distance education model: the experience of Universiti Telekom (Multimedia University) in Malaysia

 

IRVINE, DENNIS H.

The Canada Caribbean distance education scholarship programme: a new frame of reference for scholarship programme delivery

 

ISLAM, MOHAMMED AYUB

Developing managerial skill through an open mode MBA programme: an approach for the School of Business, Bangladesh Open University

 

 

J

JANAKIRAM, JANA

The Distance Education Project at the University of Dschang, Cameroon: challenges and opportunities

 

JEGEDE, OLUGBEMIRO

Distance and open education in Asia: trends in the 90s and issues for the next decade in Asian Commonwealth countries

Priorities in open and distance education research: opinions of experts and practitioners within the Commonwealth

 

JOSHI, ILA S.

Transmission for higher education: a case study in India

 

 

K

KAMAU, JUDITH W.

Challenges of course development and implementation in a dual mode institution in Botswana

 

KANWAR, ASHA S.

Issues in course development: the experience at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

KAUR, ABTAR

Design considerations for an on-line course: a case study in Malaysia

Designing Web-based learning for kindergarten to grade 12, using selected learning theories

A practical approach to on-line course development in Malaysia

 

KENWORTHY, BRIAN

Flexible approaches to a changing learning environment in Australia

 

KEOUGH, ERIN M.

Professional development about learning technologies: developing effective approaches for educators and trainers in Canada

 

KHAN, ABDUL W.

Regional Issues Round Table (Chair) - [no paper]

 

KING, BRUCE

Flexible approaches to a changing learning environment in Australia

 

KOIGIRI, ATAWE

Delivery technology in open and distance learning: the experience in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

 

KUMAR, ANIL

An investigation into the Indian Open University distance learners' academic self-concept, study habits, and attitude toward distance education: a case study at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

KUMAR, SANDHYA

Training the trainers: the experience of the National Open School in India

 

KUMAR, VEENA

Open learning strategies for enhancing on-campus teaching: an experiment in India

 

KURUBA, GANGAPPA

Course material development and delivery in distance education in Botswana

 

 

L

LAYMAMAN, C.F.

Malawi College of Distance Education to move to resource-based learning

 

LEE, ROGER

Ideas and inspiration: low and high technology for teaching contemporary Canadian art

 

LEUNG, YIN-BING

Achievement of language students in distance learning in Hong Kong

 

 

M

MACDONALD, H. IAN

Welcoming address

 

MAHESHWAR, K.

The need for leadership qualities to complement and enhance the progress of learning

 

MALIK, SHAFQAT

Educational strategies and innovation for sustainable development of open learning in Pakistan

 

MAMUN, MOHAMMED ABDULLAH

Developing managerial skill through an open mode MBA programme: an approach for the School of Business, Bangladesh Open University

 

MANSHOR, AMAT TAAP

Distance education model: the experience of Universiti Telekom (Multimedia University) in Malaysia

 

MASON, JON

Building networks for mutual benefit: the Education Network Australia and the pursuit of added value

 

MATSHAZI, MWESHACK JONGILANGA

Open learning for adults with little or no formal education in Zimbabwe

 

MCCRACKEN, RICHARD

Copyright issues in the production and development of open and distance learning materials in the United Kingdom

 

MCGREAL, RORY

Tele-education and the Tele-campus on-line course database: building the learning industry in New Brunswick

 

MCLENDON, EMORY

Issues in the management of on-line tertiary education programmes in Australia

 

MENDIS, NEELAMANI

Entrepreneurship development through distance education in Sri Lanka

 

MENIKE, RAJAPAKSHE

Research studies through distanced education: experiences of the Department of Management Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka

 

MIFSUD, JOSEPH

Curriculum reform and empowerment in Malta

 

MILLAR, LAURA

One message, many audiences: the development of distance education courses in records and archives management for Commonwealth-wide delivery

 

MILLS, ROGER

Quality assurance: internally embedded or externally controlled?

Quality assurance and standards in open and distance education: the current experience of the Open University, United Kingdom

 

MONETSANE, ROMOSHEBI

Sustainable training and livelihoods for rural poor and marginalised communities in Southern Africa: a case study

 

MORGAN, GERRY

The creation of an effective educational and social infrastructure programme for India: School Net India and technology

 

MORPETH, ROS

Sectorial Issues Round Table (Chair)

 

MORRIS, MUSEMA ZOMBO

Off-shore training from England for Cameroon-based corporations

 

MOSES, HAZEL

Reserving a place for traditional media in Guyanese schools

 

MOSTERT, JACO W.

Learning support in course delivery at the Technikon Free State and Technikon Southern Africa

 

MOTTLEY, MIA AMOR

Education in island nations and gender issues

 

MPOFU, STANLEY

Design and delivery of mature age entry programmes: a comparative analysis of perceptions of mature age entry in five universities in Southern Africa

 

MUGADZAWETA, JULIUS G.

A critical assessment of learner support services provided by the Zimbabwe Open University

Distance education in Zimbabwe

 

MUGRIDGE, IAN

Professional development about learning technologies: developing effective approaches for educators and trainers in Canada

 

MURUGAN, KRISHNAPILLAI

Distance education in the Commonwealth Caribbean: survival of the fit-test

 

MVERE, FARAI S.

A critical assessment of learner support services provided by the Zimbabwe Open University

 

N

NAIR, CHANDRASEKHARAN M.

Parental awareness and involvement in primary education: an open and distance learning strategy for India

 

NAYAK, PANDAV

Distance education and empowerment: the case of human rights education at the Indira Gandhi National Open University

 

NDLOVU, SIKHANYISO DUKE

Telematics and the development of open and distance education institutions (the Zimbabwe Open University)

 

NJI, AJAGA

The Distance Education Project at the University of Dschang, Cameroon: challenges and opportunities

 

NYAKUPINDA, DARLINGTON

A critical assessment of learner support services provided by the Zimbabwe Open University

 

NYOKNDO, ANDREW CHOLA

Socio-economic factors affecting distance learning in Papua New Guinea

 

 

O

OJEDOKUN, AYOKU A.

Distance education and the new information and communication technologies: an analysis of problems facing a developing country

 

OLADOKUN, SAMUEL OLUGBADE

Coping with the tyranny of library service at a distance: a typical African case

 

ONN, CHIA MUN

Discursive constructions of Web learning and education: "world wide" and "open"?

 

 

P

PANKO, MARY

Flexible and open learning: delivery issues for students from non-English speaking backgrounds in New Zealand

 

PARSURAMEN, ARMOOGUM

Open schooling: issues on international co-operation

 

PAULSEN, IRENE

Guidelines for staff development through distance education: the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education experience

 

PHILLIPS, JOHN ARUL

Designing Web-based learning for kindergarten to grade 12, using selected learning theories

 

PILLAY, G. SUBRMONIA

Technological requirements for a teacher of open learning

 

POLLARD, DEREK

A Commonwealth "credit bank"

 

POON, RICHARD

A modular approach to educational technology professional development among post-secondary educators in Alberta, Canada

 

POSTLE, GLEN

A changing role for teachers on-line: a case study in higher education in Australia

 

PRADHAN, ASHOK

An analysis of learner performance in different groups of Bachelor students at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik, India: a comparative study

 

PRASAD, GISELA

Sustainable training and livelihoods for rural poor and marginalised communities in Southern Africa: a case study

 

PRASAD, SHAILENDRA KISHORE

Information technology and open schooling: computerisation at the National Open School, India

 

PRESCOTT, DAVID LOCHMOHR

Balancing the demands of knowledge and technology in an open learning delivery computer assisted learning course in Australia

 

PRESCOTT, SIMEON

Balancing the demands of knowledge and technology in an open learning delivery computer assisted learning course in Australia

 

PRYER, GISELLE

Developing information literacy in a secondary open and distance education environment in Australia

 

 

R

RAAB, ROBERT T.

The International Rice Research Institute's current progress and future directions in the application of distance learning technologies for human capital development in national agricultural research systems

 

RAHMAN, AMINUR

Education of women and technology: Bangladeshi perspectives

 

RAJAGOPALAN, GOPAL

The creation of an effective educational and social infrastructure programme for India: School Net India and technology

 

RAMANUJAM, P.R.

Staff development: potential and use of distance learning among people with disabilities in India

 

RASTOGI, SATISH

An analysis of learner performance in different groups of Bachelor students at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik, India: a comparative study

 

RASTPGO, SATISH

A survey of student support services for networking among various open universities in India: a comparison

 

REDDI, USHA VYASULU

Use of communication technologies in open learning, non-formal adult and community education (Plenary presentation)

 

REDDU, V. VENUGOPAL

Paradigm shift in the delivery of distanced education: experiences of the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

REDDY, M.V. LAKSHMI

Changing academics and emerging professionalism in distance education in India

 

REID, JAY

Issues, challenges, and potential for contact institutions beginning to develop courses in a flexible learning format in New Zealand

 

ROBERTS, DAVID

Optimising the use of distance learning materials in higher education in Australia

 

ROBERTS, JUDITH M.

Professional development about learning technologies: developing effective approaches for educators and trainers in Canada

 

ROSSNER-MERRILL, V.

Managing post-secondary open learning beyond traditional boundaries into the new millennium

 

 

S

SAMARA, NOAH A.

Affordable technology for people in developing countries

 

SAPIYAN, M.

Design considerations for an on-line course: a case study in Malaysia

A practical approach to on-line course development in Malaysia

 

SAROJA, G.

Application of Total Quality Management to library and information services in Indian open universities

 

SHARMA, KAPIL DEV

Management education through distance learning: a case study of the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

SHIVE, GLENN

Distance and open education in Asia: trends in the 90s and issues for the next decade in Asian Commonwealth countries

 

SHORT, ClARE

Education, ICT and globalisation

 

SIACIWENA, RICHARD

Open schooling: issues and challenges (Round Table Session)

 

SINGH, R.S.P.

Open learning system for empowering rural youth through agricultural technology in India

 

SPRONK, BARBARA

Non-formal education at a distance: a framework for discussion (Round Table Session)

 

SRIVASTAVA, MANJULIKA

Staff development through multimedia technologies; a perspective of the Indira Gandhi National Open University in India

 

STEVENS, GEOFF

Corporate and community learning centres in Canada

 

STRONG, MAURICE

The knowledge revolution: opportunities and risks for developing countries

 

SUJATHA, G.

Application of Total Quality Management to library and information services in Indian open universities

 

SYKES, STEPHEN

A Commonwealth "credit bank"

 

SZABO, MICHAEL

A modular approach to educational technology professional development among post-secondary educators in Alberta, Canada

 

T

TAIT, ALAN

Planning student support in open and distance learning in the United Kingdom

 

TELES, L.

Managing post-secondary open learning beyond traditional boundaries into the new millennium

 

TRASK, JAN

Building networks for mutual benefit: the Education Network Australia and the pursuit of added value

 

 

U

UMAR, HAJI ABDUL AZIZ (ORANG KAYA LAILLA WIJAYA)  - Minister of Education, Brunei

Closing address

 

 

V

VATS, RAKESH

Teaching creative writing through distance education in India

 

 

W

WALKER, JUDI

Open learning and rural health in Australia

 

WATSON, ELIZABETH F.

Library services to distance learners – the new professional paradigms

 

WEST, PAUL

Establishment of an ICT centre to support the development of education and business in a developing country: Maseru, Lesotho, Africa

 

WHEELER, ANGELA

Joint training initiative with Adelaide Institute of Technical and Further Education and Lion Group Company, Malaysia

 

WIJERATNE, RUPA

Programme for the Certificate in Pre-School Education in Sri Lanka

 

WILLIAMS, DENNIS

Change management: how to really make open learning work

 

WOOLLEY, MADELEINE

Open corporate and industrial training (Plenary presentation)

 

WRIGHT, CLAYTON, R.

A modular approach to educational technology professional development among post-secondary educators in Alberta, Canada

 

 

Y

YERBURY, J.C.

Managing post-secondary open learning beyond traditional boundaries into the new millennium

 

YOUNG, KATHIE

Beyond reproduction: incorporating effective teaching and learning strategies in mainstream secondary distance education materials in Papua New Guinea

 

YOUNG, LYNDA

A Commonwealth "credit bank"

 

 

Z

ZABUDSKY, JEFF

Meeting the challenges of a changing field: the evolution of the Canadian Association for distance education

 

ZADA, KHAN

Educational strategies and innovation for sustainable development of open learning in Pakistan

 

ZADOR, GREGORY

The Canada Caribbean distance education scholarship programme: a new frame of reference for scholarship programme delivery

 

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