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John DANIEL Former Head of Education, UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation; Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University, Vancouver


1969-1973 Assistant/Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal
1973-1977 Director of Studies, Tele-universite, University of Quebec
1978-1980 Vice President, Learning Services, Athabasca University, Alberta
1980-1984 Vice-Rector, Academic, Concordia University, Montreal
1984-1990 President, Laurentian University, Ontario
1990-2001 Vice-Chancellor, The Open University, Milton Keynes
2001-2004 Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO, Paris
2004-2012 President, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver


International Council for Open and Distance Education
Canadian Society for Distance Education
Royal Overseas League


Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education, Kogan Page, 1996
Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All, Routledge, 2010
350 published articles


Chevalier, 1986 and Officier, 1991, Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Knight Bachelor, 1994
Officer, Order of Canada, 2013
32 Honorary Doctorates from universities in 17 countries