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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...


JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER includes: COL Focal Points; Gender guidelines for open schools; L3F and broom magic; Antigua & Barbuda “Open Textbooks”; Editorial: National OER policies needed; In Focus: How ROYTEC joined VUSSC, embraced OER; New Resources: Issues in eLearning video series; People; 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...


COL is moving offices

Linda Sissons named Chair of the Commonwealth of Learning

MOOC on MOOCs: What You Need to Know About MOOCs

New Pacific Centre for Flexible & Open Learning for Development

Journal of Learning for Development

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