My previous blog post on "Five Tips for Using OER like a Pro" ended on the note “If you feel that OER is a philosophy you believe in, just go ahead and practice it. Let organizations like COL work with your institution and government to put in... Read More
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is:  #PledgeForParity Through the Dakar Framework for Action1, the international community established goals for meeting the basic learning needs of every child, youth and adult by 2015,... Read More
Open Educational Resources (OER) are fast becoming a major part of the Education landscape especially with the new thrust towards “open”. Conceptually, OER are a sensible and cost-effective way of incorporating quality material, including multimedia... Read More
One of the major reasons that institutions and accreditation agencies are reluctant to accept Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as equivalent to more formal university courses, is the notion of course and credit for credentials. We are often asked... Read More
5 October 2015 is World Teachers' Day The world is gearing up for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in education, goal 4 “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all”, will... Read More
COL’s commitment to and advocacy of OER is well known. Open Access (OA) is a paradigm of publication in research similar to what OER is in education. Open Access promotes free and unrestricted sharing of research publications and data similar to the... Read More
Ever since the Commonwealth of Learning was created, it has encouraged sharing of educational materials in the Commonwealth. In fact, when COL was established, its goal was that "any learner anywhere in the Commonwealth shall be able to study any... Read More
The 2015 International Women's Day theme is Make it happen. What's relevant for COL this year is the message that we should Make it happen by working towards: more women in senior leadership roles; more women in science, engineering and technology;... Read More
COL has a keen interest in promoting gender equality within open and distance learning (ODL). In doing so, useful, relevant data and resources are regularly collected and shared in our gender micro-site. The latter equips ODL policymakers and... Read More
11 October 2014 is International Day of the Girl Child The theme of this year's International Day of the Girl Child is ending the cycle of violence. Although significant progress has been made in ensuring that girls and boys globally have access... Read More