Dear Sirs and Madams,

We would like to invite you in a talk program on ” Distance Education: Global Perspectives and Innovations”. The following Professor will be arriving at NOU for the talk  program.

Prof. Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma (Ambedkar University Delhi, India.)

Date:    7 October 2018

Time:     4: 00 pm-5.30 pm

Venue:   NOU conference hall

About the Speaker: Prof. Ramesh C. Sharma, Ph.D., is currently working as Professor of Instructional Design at Ambedkar University Delhi, India. Previously he has served as Professor of Educational Technology and Learning Resources in the Educational Technology Unit at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia; Visiting Professor at University of Fiji, Fiji; Commonwealth of Learning as Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi;   Indira Gandhi National Open University, India;  and University of Guyana, Guyana, South America. He is the co-Editor of the ‘Asian Journal of Distance Education’. In addition, he has been associated with peer reviewed journals as Reviewer, Editor and Editorial Advisory Board member in the field of Open and Distance Learning such as “Distance Education”, ” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)”, “International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)”, and “Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL)”. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board and an author for the “Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (4 volumes), 2005” (

Best Regards

 Information About Dr. Pfau, His Book, and His Talk



Title of Talk:  Why You Do the Things You Do

Author and Presenter:  Richard H. Pfau, Ph.D. (Website: 

Based on the Book:  Your Behavior: Understanding and Changing the Things You Do (St. Paul: Paragon House, 2017)

Time, Date and Place: (Time to be specified), Sunday, 16 September 2018, Nepal Open University, (exact location to be specified)

Description:  Would you like to know yourself and others better?  This talk will help you understand why you do the things you do — and why other people in Nepal and around the world do what they do too!  Based on an approach that will take you beyond the outdated thinking that dominates psychology today, Dr. Pfau will unveil information about basic processes of your body that affect what you do, techniques that others use to influence what you do, how automatically and routinely you and others behave in most situations, and why.

Author’s Bio:  Richard H. Pfau is a psychologist and science educator.  He completed a Ph.D. in International and Development Education with an emphasis on science education at the University of Pittsburgh, a B.A. in Psychology (with highest honours) at the University of Baltimore, and engineering studies at the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.  Beginning as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer he taught, worked, and conducted research with education development projects in Nepal for 7 years under the Ministry of Education and Tribhuvan University. He also taught at the University of Connecticut, worked in Africa on USAID projects for 11 years, and had a consulting business in the USA.  Dissatisfied with psychology’s progress as a science, he has spent many years in work and research aimed at understanding human behaviour and helping psychology move beyond the outdated thinking that now dominates it. He is presently conducting research for a book on how to influence the behaviour of other people.  Many of his publications are freely available through his website:

Please visit the the link:  Richard Pfau, Ph.D.