Workshop on Open University of Nepal, Friday, August 13, 2010, Ottawa, Canada

Friday, August 13, 2010, 8:30AM-4:30PM
School of Information Technology, Room: AP 132 (Azrieli Pavilion, next to Donton Tower)
1125 Colonel By Drive, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON  K1S 5B6, Canada

A continuation of the Houston Workshop on Open University of Nepal held in May 2010, this workshop is to review the progress, refine action plans, identify potential funding sources, seek institutional partners for collaboration, and formulate the next steps towards a comprehensive business plan.

Download: Invitation Flyer, Program Schedule, Venue Information, Participant Information, Press Release, Other Coverage (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6)

Program Format:

On each topic, there will be an introductory presentation. Some three or four discussants will summarize their written and verbal critiques and provide suggestions. A round table discussion to collect the participant inputs in writings, flip-charts, and recordings of conversations will be done. Any contributions can be made in writing in advance, so that the suggestions could be incorporated in the final proposal by the core proponent team for OUN.

This is an academic forum of open format and not a lecture and question–answer type. The speakers will set the theme for the debate, the chair will moderate and keep time, the discussants will critique the presentations and all present will participate in questions and answers.

About the Core Proponent Team:

NRN SKI Task Force has taken a number of key initiatives to help Nepal. Promoting mass access to higher education through open and distance learning opportunities is one of those initiatives. A major part of this is the establishment of Open University of Nepal (OUN). Dr. Pramod Dhakal (Lead), Dr. Ambika Adhikari and Dr. Drona Rasali constitute the core proponent team for the proposed OUN.


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