International fellowship conferred on Open Polytechnic Chief Executive

Posted on 4 December 2013

The Commonwealth of Learning conferred an Honorary Fellowship on Dr Caroline Seelig, Chief Executive of the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) being held in Nigeria this week (2-6 December 2013).

The Commonwealth of Learning, based in Vancouver, Canada, is an intergovernmental organisation created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.

The Honorary Fellowship was conferred on Dr Seelig for her outstanding service to the advancement of open and distance learning in the Commonwealth, her leadership of the Open Polytechnic, and Dr Seelig’s contribution to promoting access to quality skills development through the use of technology.

“I am delighted to receive this Honorary Fellowship from the Commonwealth of Learning”, says Dr Seelig who was on hand to receive the fellowship at PCF7 in Nigeria.

“As Chief Executive of one of the world’s leading providers of distance learning, I and my organisation are focussed on delivering world class, flexible learning experiences that enable students to achieve their educational goals.

“Receiving this Honorary Fellowship is fantastic acknowledgment of the work being carried out by the Open Polytechnic, and I feel privileged to be leading an organisation devoted to helping mainly adult learners gain the skills they need to get ahead in their professional or personal lives.”