Papers

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West, P. (2015). Open Educational Resources as a tool for a country's competitive advantage. Presentation to the Global OER Graduate Network. Banff, Canada, 20 April 2015.

West, P. (2013). Career Development Services in South Africa. Presentation to FET College Academic Managers and Programme Managers of Further Education and Training Colleges in South Africa. Boksburg, 27 November 2013.

West, P. (2013). Address at the launch of the Career Development Project of the ETDP SETA. Boksburg, 28 October 2013.

West, P. (2013) Career Advice Services (CAS): Flagship Project of the Ministry of Higher Education and Training, South Africa. A presentation to the 2nd National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Research Conference. Held at Koponong, South Africa, 4 to 6 March 2013.

Keevy, J., Steenkamp, S., West, P. (2012) Career development within the context of the South African National Qualifications Framework. In South African Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 26(4), pp843-859, 2012.  

West, P. (2012) National Career Advice Services. A presentation to the SACDA National Career Guidance Conference, on 7 September 2012 in  Johannesburg, South Africa.

West, P. (2011) The national Career Advice Service. A presentation to the Communication Practitioners’ Forum on 27 September 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa

West, P. (2011) Creating a national Career Advice Service. A keynote presentation to the Skills Development Summit on 7 September 2011.

West, P., Victor, L. (2011) Background and action paper on OER. A background and action paper for staff of bilateral and multilateral organizations at the strategic institutional education sector level. Report prepared for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. April 2011.

West, P., Victor, L. (2011) The OER Movement. A chapter in: Education for a Digital World 2.0. April 2011.

Hofman, J., West, P. (2011) Open Licences for Educators. A chapter in: Education for a Digital World 2.0. April 2011.

West, P. (2011), Interview with Paul West, Director, National Career Helpline for South Africa. Interview conducted at the World Bank on 28 January 2011.

West, P. (2011), A Career Advice Helpline in South Africa. A presentation to the Careers Conference hosted by the Center on Education and Work, School of Education, the University of Wisconsin-Madison held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 25-26 January 2011.

West, P. (2010), The National Career Advice Helpline: A presentation to the volunteers of The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) held on 13 December 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

West, P. (2010), SAQA Rollout Plan in Collaboration with the Ministerial Flagship Programme on Career Guidance: A presented to the Careers Exhibitions & Information Association’s National Congress & Annual General Meeting held on 21 October 2010 in Lanseria, South Africa.

West, P. (2010), Creating a National Career Advice Helpline for post-school learners: A presentation to the 2nd Pan African TVET FET Colleges Conference held on 14 October 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.

West, P. (2010), Creating a National Career Advice Helpline: A presentation at the Education Week, Convention and Learning Expo. Held on 28 – 30 September 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

West, P. (2010), Creating a National Career Advice Helpline: A presented at the Higher Education South Africa Seminar on Career Advice held on 17 September 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.

West, P. (2010) NQF & Career Advice Helpline: A presentation to Services Sector Education and Training Authority. Held on 30 July 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa

West, P. (2010) NQF & Career Advice Helpline: A presentation to the Steering Committee of the Career Advice Helpline Initiative. Held on 19 July 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.

West, P. (2010) NQF & Career Advice Helpline: A presentation to SAQA Senior Management; A ‘5-week check-up’. Held on 7 July 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.

West, P. (2010) Comments to the Policy Action Group on Learning meeting. Held on  25 June 2010 on Wasan Island, in the Muskoka Lakes, Canada. Link to the PAG-L Homepage.

West, P., Roberts, K. (2009) Lessons from VUSSC: The Making of a “Virtual University”. Presented at Inception Workshop for the Capacity Development through Education for Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Project. 9 to 12 December 2009. http://dspace.col.org/handle/11599/1357

Lesperance, J., West, P., Daniel, J. (2009) ‘Global Connections- Local Impacts:  Best Practices, Model and Policies for Cross-Border Higher education’. Presented at the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education 2009 Global Forum. October 2009.

West, P.G. (2009) The Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth – The first 9 years. Pre-print draft of a paper to be published in the Observatory On Borderless Higher Education (OBHE). August 2009. Published in The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE): http://www.obhe.ac.uk/documents/view_details?id=783

West, P.G. (2009) Integrating eLearning: Key Challenges for Higher Education Governance - Lessons learned while implementing the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth. Keynote presentation by Paul West at the International expert meeting to explore current trends and innovative solutions. 30 September – 02 October 2009. UN Campus Bonn, Germany. Organised jointly by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) with support of the Commonwealth of Learning.

West, P.G. (2009) Digital Scholarship, Digital Technology and ODL Issues, Keynote presentation by Paul West at the 44th Distance Education Association of Southern Africa Annual Meeting and Conference (DEASA), 18 – 20 September 2009, Maseru, Lesotho.

West, P.G. (2009) Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons licenses. Presented by Paul West at the 1st African Council for Distance Education - Technical Committee on Collaboration, University Vice-Chancellors’ Workshop Nairobi, Kenya, 22 August 2009.

Balasubramanian, K., Clarke-Okah, W., Daniel, J., Ferreira, F., Kanwar, A., Kwan, A., Lesperance, J., ; Mallet, J., Umar, U., and West, P. (2009). ICTs for Higher Education. UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Paris, 5 to 8 July 2009. | http://www.unesco.org/tools/fileretrieve/e7631267.pdf  

West, P., Daniel, J., Lesperance, J. (2009) VUSSC and its Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF): presented by Paul West at the 3rd Quality Congress, Dubai (7 April 2009).

West, P. (2009). Opening Presentation at the Open Schooling Workshop, held in The Seychelles (2 March 2009).

Hoffman, J., West, P.G. (2008) ‘Open Licenses’ of Copyright for Authors, Educators and Librarians. In Introducing Copyright – A plain language guide to copyright. Published by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Digital copy: http://oldwebsite.col.org/resources/knowServices/copyright/Pages/default.aspx |  http://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Copyright-language-copyright-century/dp/1439245185/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249993193&sr=1-1

West, P., Daniel, J. The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. an article for the special issue of Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning on OERs, Routledge, Vol. 24 (2009), Issue 1. Pre-print Creative Commons version: http://oldwebsite.col.org/resources/speeches/2009presentation/Pages/2009-04-07.aspx . Published (c) paper: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a909092863~db=all~order=page

West, P. (2008). ICT and Related Issues Impacting on ODL. Presented to the Senior Officials of the Open University of Ghana (9 December 2008).

West, P. (2008). Trends & Issues in ODL. Presented to the Presented at the official opening of the meeting of the Working Group on Open and Distance Learning (WGDEOL) of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), held in Mauritius (3 December 2008).

Daniel, J., West, P. (2008) What is the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth? A Guide for Commonwealth Vice-Chancellors: presented at the Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference of Executive Heads, Hyderabad, India (29 November 2008).

Daniel, J., West, P. (2008). Building the Capacity to Build: Closing Remarks Sixth International Training & Materials Development Workshop Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) - Exuma Islands, The Bahamas (12 November 2008)

West, P. (2008). Respect, Understanding and Open Educational Resources: presented at the Open EdTech Summit 2008 hosted by the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (11 November 2008).

West, P., Daniel, J., (2008) The 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth, presented at the Official Opening of the 6th International Workshop of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth held on Great Exuma of The Bahamas (27 October 2008) http://oldwebsite.col.org/resources/speeches/2009presentation/Pages/2009-09-first9.aspx

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., & Mackintosh, W. (2008) Exploring the role of ICTs in addressing educational needs, in Commonwealth Education Partnerships 200/09, Nexus, pp. 75-78

Keevy, J., West, P., Schmidt, A., Hope, A., Lene, P., Manabile, P. (2008) Transnational Qualifications Framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth – Concept document. http://www.colfinder.org/vussc/TQFConceptDocument.pdf  

Hoffman, J., West, P.G. (2008) ‘Open Licenses’ of Copyright for Authors, Educators and Librarians. In Education for a Digital World. Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around the Globe. Published by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). http://www.colfinder.org/materials/Education_for_a_Digital_World/Education_for_a_Digital_World_complete.pdf  

Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, John Daniel and Paul West (2008) International online courses: Issues of global quality assurance, multi-country collaboration and open educational resources, International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 1 (1) pp. 47- 59.

West, P.G. (2007). The Virtual University Becomes a Reality. In Educational Technology, the magazine for managers of change in education. Volume 47, Number 6, November-December 2007, Pp 38-41. http://asianvu.com/bookstoread/etp/   http://asianvu.com/bookstoread/etp/Educational_Technology_Nov-Dec2007_issue.pdf  

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2007). Opening Ceremony of the Officials Meeting on the Transnational Qualifications Framework, VUSSC, presented in Singapore (25 February 2007).

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2008). Background to the Transnational Qualifications Framework: presented at the Officials Meeting on the Transnational Qualifications Framework, VUSSC in Singapore (25 February 2008).  

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G. (2008). The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: What do you want it to become?, presented at the Senior Officials Meeting on a Transnational Qualifications Framework, VUSSC. http://oldwebsite.col.org/resources/speeches/2008presentations/2008-VUSSC/Pages/default.aspx  

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2008). The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth: What can it contribute?, presented at the Course Development Workshop on Fisheries organised by Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) in Seychelles (3 March 2008). http://www.col.org/resources/speeches/Pages/2008-03-03.aspx  

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2007). Virtual University, Flexible Learning: How far have we come?, opening speech at the 2nd Boot Camp for Educators from Member States of the Commonwealth, held at the National Institute of Education, Singapore (12 March 2007). http://oldwebsite.col.org/progServ/programmes/Pages/VUSSC.aspx

Daniel, J.S., Kanwar, A., West, P.G. (2007). Open Educational Resources: Help or Hindrance to Open Learning?, opening address at the International Conference on Open and Online Learning in Penang, Malaysia (12 June 2007). http://dspace.col.org/handle/11599/1496

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2007). A Transnational Qualifications Framework for the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth, presented at the Training Workshop on Development of National Qualifications/Quality Assurance Frameworks for SADC countries in Zanzibar, Tanzania (21-22 September 2007). http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/1487

Uvalic´-Trumbic´, S., Daniel, J.S., West, P.G. (2007). The role of international online courses in the worldwide provision of education, presented at the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities conference in Lisbon, Portugal (November 8-9, 2007) http://dspace.col.org/handle/11599/1474

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S. (2007). Building Bridges between Educators in Small and Island States, opening remarks at the Fourth International Training and Course Development Workshop of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth in Apia, Samoa (12 November 2007). http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/1472

Daniel, J.S., D'Antoni, S., Uvalic´-Trumbic´, S. (2006). eLearning and Free Open Source Software: the Key to Global Mass Higher Education?, presented at the International Seminar on Distance, Collaborative and eLearning, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4 - 5 January 2006) http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1428/2006_Daniel_eLearning_Open_Source_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

West, P.G., Daniel, J.S., Fact or Fiction? What Can It Do? (2006). Presentation at the opening of the Mauritius "boot camp" of the Virtual University for the Small States of the Commonwealth (7 August 2006). http://dspace.col.org/handle/11599/1396

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., Mackintosh, W. (2006). Exploring the role of ICTs in addressing educational needs: identifying the myths and the miracles, presented at the NADEOSA 10th Anniversary Conference in Pretoria, South Africa (23 August 2006).http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ840668

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., Mackintosh, W. (2006). eLearning in Open Learning: Sacred Cow, Trojan Horse, Scapegoat or Easter Bunny?, presented at the Stakeholders Conference during the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Cape Town, South Africa (11 December 2006) http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1326/2006_Daniel_eLearning_Sacred_Cow_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Visser, L., West, P.G. (2005). mLearning In Distance Education – A Promise For Developing Countries? In: Trends and Issues in Distance Education. International Perspectives. Published by IAP, 2005. http://books.google.com/books?id=lxs_zfs-JNAC&printsec=frontcover  

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G. (2006). Open Source for Open Learning. IDLELO2, The Second African Conference on Digital Commons, Nairobi, Kenya. 23 February 2006. http://oldwebsite.col.org/PublicationDocuments/pub_JDspeeches_Vol2_web.pdf

J.S. Daniel and West, P., (2006). From Digital Divide to Digital Dividend: What will it take? In Innovate Journal of Online Education, June/July, 2 (5):  http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1127&context=innovate  

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., D'Antoni, S., Uvalic´-Trumbic´, S. (2005). International Online Learning Delivery: Can digital dividend replace digital divide?, presented at the OECD/Canada Conference on eLearning in Post-Secondary Education, Calgary, Canada (28 June 2005) http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1542/2005_Danieletal_IntOLDelivery_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., D'Antoni, S., Uvalic´-Trumbic´, S. (2005). The Long-Awaited Breakthrough?, presented at the MERLOT Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, USA (26 July 2005) http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1541/2005_Danieletal_LongAwaiteBreakthrough_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Daniel, J.S., D'Antoni, S., Uvalic´-Trumbic´, S. (2005). ICTs in Education: Can Digital Dividend Replace Digital Divide?, presented at the WITFOR Conference, Gabarone, Botswana (1 September 2005). http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1535/2005_Danieletal_ICTsinEducation_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G., D'Antoni, S., Uvalić-Trumbić, S. (2005). The Role of eLearning in Building Knowledge Societies in Developing Countries, presented at the Asian Association of Open Universities, Jakarta Indonesia. 15 September 2005. http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/1532/2005_Danieletal_RoleofeLearning_Transcript.pdf?sequence=1

Daniel, J.S., West, P.G. (2005). Digital Divide to Digital Dividend: What will it take?, presented at the Online EDUCA Berlin -11th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, Germany (30 November - 2 December 2005).

West, P.G. (1998). The Technology Enhanced Learning Initiative - Concept Paper. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE).

Abbott, C., Butcher, N., Dladla, N., Hitler, Y., McKinney, S., Shenye, N., Lundstrom-Ndibongo, G., Phatudi, T., van Wyk, T., West, P.G., (1997).Technology Enhanced Learning Initiative in South Africa: A Strategic Plan. A discussion planning document prepared for the Directorate: National Center for Educational Technology and Distance Education, Department of Education, South Africa.

West, P.G. (1997). Implementing On-line Learning in South Africa, presented at the conference of the Information Resource Management Association in Vancouver, Canada.

West, P.G. (1997). The Internet's Contribution to Flexible Learning, presented at the annual conference of the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) held at Pennsylvania State University in the USA.

West, P.G. (1997). On-line Learning and Library Centres: Published on the Internet in August 1997. The paper covers the possible establishment of cost-effective non-print library resources in Africa.

West, P.G. (1997). Developing a Lifelong Learning Approach in your Company by Unleashing the Power of the Internet. This conference on Developing a Learning Culture in one's organization was chaired by Paul West where he presented this paper.

West, P.G. (1996). Online Education in Developing Countries. Presentation at the Third International Conference of the Third World Science, Technology & Development Forum: Science and Technology in Reconstruction & Development. This paper introduced delegates to a new model for institutions to collaborate using Internet Technology.

West, P.G. (1996). The Impact of Internet Technology on Management. Presentation at the Third International Conference of the Third World Science, Technology & Development Forum: Science and Technology in Reconstruction & Development. This paper introduced delegates to new technologies that are having a profound impact on the way in which companies and institutions will be managed in the future.

West, P.G. (1996). On-line Education in Developing Countries: Presented at Educational Technology 2000 held in Singapore in August 1996. This paper covers the process or flow of how a learner may arrive at a virtual campus, register for a course, and receive study materials and learner support.

West, P.G. (1996). On-line Education in Southern Africa Presentation at the conference: Universities in the 21st Century held in Singapore in August 1996. This paper covers the role-players involved in a virtual campus, how they may interact and how they, together, can benefit the learner.

West, P.G. (1996). Taking Education into the Internet Presentation to the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists. It serves as an introduction to services offered through the Internet and how these may impact on business and education.