Speeches & Presentations
9 June 2017

COL speeches and presentations delivered in 2017

Looking Ahead for COL: Reimagining the Future of Learning: ​Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the International Forum on ICT and Education 2030, 11 July 2017, Qingdao, China. Co-written with Dr Venkataraman Balaji.


From Policy to Practice: Lessons from the Commonwealth: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the International Forum on ICT and Education 2030, 10 July 2017, Qingdao, China. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra.


Promoting Learning for Sustainable Development: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors Meeting, 1 June 2017, London, United Kingdom.


OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Pacific OER Regional Consultation, 29 May 2017, Auckland, New Zealand. Co-written with Dr K. Balasubramanian, Vice-President, COL, and Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL.


Opening Remarks: Pacific OER Regional Consultation: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Pacific OER Regional Consultation, 29 May 2017, Auckland, New Zealand.


The Development of Open Education Resources (OER) for the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Assessor Training: Presented by Dr Alison Mead Richardson, Education Specialist: Technical and Vocational Skills Development, Commonwealth of Learning, at the 3rd International Conference on TVET in the Caribbean, 9-12 May 2017, Montego Bay, Jamaica.


OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Latin America and Caribbean Open Educational Resources Regional Conference, 3 April 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL and Dr Ishan Abeywardena, COL.


Opening Remarks: Latin America and Caribbean OER Regional Consultation: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Latin America and Caribbean OER Regional Consultation, 3 April 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Failure of Access: Rethinking Open Education: Presented by Dr. Ishan Abeywardena, Adviser - Open Educational Resources, Commonwealth of Learning, on 28 March 2017, at the keynote presentation for Open Education Week at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.


Aptus: A Potential Support System for Education in Emergencies: Workshop presented by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji, Director - Technology and Knowledge Management, Commonwealth of Learning, on 22 March 2017, at the Mobile Learning Week 2017, Paris, France.


International Women’s Day 2017 Message: Women in the Changing World of Work: A video message delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2017. 


Speech at the Launch of the Blue Economy Course: University of Seychelles: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the launch of the Blue Economy course, 7 March 2017, University of Seychelles, Anse Royale, Seychelles. Co-written with Mr John Lesperance, COL.


OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Africa Open Educational Resources Regional Consultation, 2 March 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL.


Opening Remarks: Africa OER Regional Consultation: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Africa OER Regional Consultation, 2 March 2017, Port Louis, Mauritius.


OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Middle East and North Africa Open Educational Resources Regional Conference, 27 February 2017, Doha, Qatar. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra, COL and Mr John Lesperance, COL.


Opening Remarks: Middle East and North Africa OER Regional Consultation: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Middle East and North Africa OER Regional Consultation, 27 February 2017, Doha, Qatar.


OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Europe Open Educational Resources Regional Conference, 23 February 2017, Valletta, Malta. Co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra and Dr Venkataraman Balaji, COL.


Opening Remarks: Europe OER Regional Consultation: Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the Europe Open Educational Resources Regional Conference, 23 February 2017, Valletta, Malta.


Message on the Launch of the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica: A video message from Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, on the launch of the National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica on February 15, 2017.


 Structure, Function and Impact of Lifelong Learning Using ICT and ODL: Keynote address presented at the “Expanding Horizons in ODL”, ODLAA 2017 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6 February 2017, by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning, based on a study conducted by Alexis Carr, Rosemary Atieno, Mamudu Akudugu, James Onyango and K. Balasubramanian. 


Open Educational Resources: Innovation in Higher Education?: Presented at the University of Ibadan for the Training Programme on Open Distance Learning Skills, Ibadan, Nigeria, 26 January 2017, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.


Promoting Learning for Sustainable Development: Presented at the 2nd Meeting of Education Ministers Action Group (via Skype) in London, UK, 19 January 2017, by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.