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Draft Strategic Plan

Based on extensive consultations around the Commonwealth, COL has developed a draft strategic plan for the next six years (2015-2021) that provides the direction and overall framework to guide our work. Request for stakeholder input by 19 January 2015.  more...


NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER includes: COL Focal Points; PCF8 to be held in Malaysia; COL Headquarters Moving; Gender Workshop; Editorial: Teachers, The Unsung Heroes; In Focus: Open Schooling in Perspective; New Resources; People; EdTech News.  more...

Upcoming MOOCs for Teacher Education

Open Education Resources (OER) in e-Learning (1 February)

Action Research Course (2 February)

Using ICTs to Enrich Teaching and Learning (16 February)

News Services

COL's news feeds on open and distance learning are RSS feeds that aggregate and filter content from reliable web sources selected by COL.

COL’s news feed service is fully automated through specified search parameters and is not otherwise vetted by human intervention.



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

New resources