Report to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting: Durban, South Africa
Contributor(s)Commonwealth of Learning
KeywordsCommonwealth of Learning (COL)
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AbstractThis report seeks to capture the significance of COL on the eve of the new millennium.
We see COL as an apt and agile agent of the Commonwealth. Not only is its focus on the
determining characteristics of the day knowledge and technology but its attributes as
an organisation epitomise those of bodies designed for the information and technological
age. Modern, innovative organisations reserve for themselves the roles of strategists and
designers, drawing on the vast productive and distributive capacities existing elsewhere to
achieve their goals in the most effective, efficient and economical manner possible. COL
possesses the talent and the knowledge, both of the challenges confronting the Commonwealth
and the capacities available to meet them, to function in just such a fashion. Moreover, through
such a modus operandi COL builds precisely the kinds of alliances and allegiances that help
ensure its continued responsiveness to changing Commonwealth needs.