Publications

WEST, PAUL. 2007. “THE VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY BECOMES A REALITY,” EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (NOVEMBER–DECEMBER).

An article by Paul West, Commonweath of Learning published in Education Technology (Nov-Dec 2007). Copyright © 2007 by Educational Technology Publications, Inc., used with permission.

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The Virtual
University
Becomes a Reality

Paul G. West
Commonwealth of Learning

DANIEL, SIR JOHN, AND PAUL WEST. 2008, 2003. “THE VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY FOR SMALL STATES OF THE COMMONWEALTH: WHAT IS IT FOR? HOW IS IT DOING? WHERE IS IT GOING?” PAPER PRESENTED AT THE 15TH CONFERENCE OF COMMONWEALTH EDUCATION MINISTERS, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: 
What is it for? How is it doing? Where is it going?

Sir John Daniel & Paul West 
Commonwealth of Learning

What is it for?

The proposal for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) that was presented to Ministers in 2003 (COL, 2003) contained the following statement:

THE VUSSC TQF IS LAUNCHED IN NAMIBIA

By Franz Gertze
Director, Namibia Qualifications Authority
Member, TQF Management Committee

The Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF) for the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) was formally launched at the Country Club in Windhoek, Namibia. COL President Sir John Daniel presided at the occasion, which heralded the introduction of probably the most international, collaborative system for capacity building, skills development and greater access to quality assured qualifications.