059 Dr Venkataraman Balaji

Leaders & Legends of Online Learning
059 Dr Venkataraman Balaji

Dr Venkataraman Balaji is Vice-President of the Commonwealth of Learning. Balaji’s work in improving access to educational opportunities through straightforward interventions, and the subsequent impact on many tens of thousands of lives, gives his activities a contemporary significance.

Interview: https://episodes.castos.com/onlinelearninglegends/059-Venkataraman-Balaji-Final.mp3 | recorded July 2021

Balaji’s online profile: Dr Venkataraman Balaji | COL

Nominated works (free to access):

  • Ally, M., Balaji, V., Abdelbaki, A., & Cheng, R. (2017). Use of Tablet Computers to Improve Access to Education in a Remote Location. Journal of Learning for Development 4(2). Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/219
  • Chan Mow, I. T., Temese, E., Mose, M. N., Patu, T., Mauai, E., Sinclair, I., Lafaele, F., Namulauulu, J., Tanielu, M., Wong Soon, A., & Chan, V. (2017). An Evaluation of the Usefulness and Ease of Use of the Aptus within the Samoan Education Context. Journal of Learning for Development 4(3). Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/192
  • Moloo, R., Prabhakar, T.V., Balaji, V., &Khedo, K. (2018). Successful Delivery of a MOOC via Basic Mobile Phones: A Case Study of Mobile Learning in India for Increasing Awareness of Science-Based Production Practices Among Semi-skilled Horticultural Farmers. Peer-reviewed Pre-print of book chapter: http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2934
  • Patru, M., & Balaji, V. (Eds.) (2016). Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries. UNESCO and Commonwealth of Learning. http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2356
  • Prabhakar, T.V., Balaji, V., & Revathy, K.T. (2018). mooKIT – A MOOC Platform for Developing Countries. Pre-print of published article in the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (MyRes). http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/3047

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