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This report records tasks completed during the last 3 years by the Commonwealth of Learning, which has promoted, supported, advanced, and enriched the practice of distance and open learning Commonwealth-wide since 1989. It begins with two messages: "There Will Have To Be Another Way" (H. Ian Macdonald) and "Achieving Goals, Working Together" (Gajaraj Dhanarajan). A section highlights programs that addressed basic, vocational, and nonformal education; used information and communications technologies; focused on gender and development; provided academic and professional services, including training and creating opportunities for youth; adapted learning materials and resources; provided information and support; and advocated use of distance and open learning. Other sections address collaborative course offerings; alliances and partnerships; governance and management; responding regionally; and support from and for governments. The report includes one-page descriptions of these special projects: virtual learning; the suitcase station, which is a portable radio project; Canada Caribbean Distance Education Scholarship Program; the Media Empowerment program that uses digital technology to produce farm instructional videos; Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia; and Literacy Project. Appended are lists of publications, Board of Governors, and senior staff; and summary financial information. (YLB)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Communications, Coordination, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Media, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Information Technology, International Educational Exchange, Material Development, Nonformal Education, Open Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Staff Development, Vocational Education, Youth Opportunities

For full text: http://www.col.org/Summary98-00/SumRpt98-00.pdf.

Author: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver British Columbia.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9828&id=ED449298

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