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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2014
Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body, so memes (ideas, behaviours, and actions) transmit¬†cultural¬†ideas or practices from one mind to another through writing, speech, or other imitable phenomena. This paper considers the memes that influence the evolution of open and distance education. If the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Behavior Patterns, Cultural Influences
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2012
This article presents an interview with Sir John Daniel outgoing President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning. Sir John Daniel's term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) ended on May 31, 2012. Readers of "Distance Education" will know of Sir John's work at the Tele-universite (Directeur des…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Presidents
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Akbulut, Yavuz; Kuzu, Abdullah; Latchem, Colin; Odabasi, Ferhan – Distance Education, 2007
Turkey's Anadolu University is one of the world's largest mega-universities. It is engaged in strategic planning in response to changes in the expectations of the Turkish Higher Education Council and the community at large. In re-examining its vision and strategic directions, Anadolu University needs to be informed on the knowledge, skills, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Organizational Climate
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Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2007
This article was originally presented as a position paper at the Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Social Development held in Jakarta by the ASEAN Foundation Collaboratory (May 2006). Its main premise is that, while there is growing use of open and distance learning (ODL) in formal and nonformal education and training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Position Papers, Social Development, Distance Education
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Latchem, Colin; Rapley, Pat – Distance Education, 1992
Describes LIVE-NET, a compressed videoconferencing network in Australia that was used for continuing education sessions for nurses in rural areas. Results of a survey that evaluated physical presentation, instructional presentation, and interactive communication are reported, and future directions are discussed. (nine references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Lockwood, Fred; Latchem, Colin – Distance Education, 2004
The mission of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to provide staff development in open and distance education within the Commonwealth countries is noted. The paper then draws upon selected findings from the COL Training Impact Study (a study of 114 training events provided by COL over a 10-year period) and discusses the respondents' views on the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Staff Development, Foreign Countries