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Achieving the MDGs

Achieving the MDGs will require a massive expansion of human learning. Traditional methods of education and training cannot address the scope and scale of the task.  more...


MARCH NEWSLETTER COL newsletter, March 2014; includes: Another Successful PCF; Community Radio Video Challenge Awards; Celebrating Excellence in Open and Distance Education; 2013 CHOGM; New Resources and EdTech News.  more...


On behalf of Commonwealth Ministers of Education, COL is co-ordinating the development of a Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). More than 30 countries are now actively engaged in making the VUSSC a reality. more...

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Emerging issues - MOOCs


A wide range of studies, reports, research documents, guides and other resources have been published by COL. Most are available for download, free-of-charge, on this web site. more...


COL's regional agency, the Commonwealth Education Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), implements COL's mandate in  Asia. more...


Linda Sissons named Chair of the Commonwealth of Learning

New Pacific Centre for Flexible & Open Learning for Development

Excellence in Distance Education Award winners 

Journal of Learning for Development

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