Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement

COL presents up to two awards for institutional excellence. The awards recognise significant institutional achievements in the innovative and effective application of technology-enabled learning and open and distance learning methodologies, which reach students who may not have otherwise participated in the learning or training experience.

The 2020-2022 awards were presented at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada on 14 September 2022.

For general information on all awards, see

Recipients of the Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement

2020-2022 Award, presented at PCF10
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
2017-2019 Award, presented at PCF9
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
2014-2016 Award, presented at PCF8
  • National Institute of Open Schooling, India
2011-2013 Awards, presented at PCF7
  • Krishna Kant Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU), India
  • Wawasan Open University (WOU), Malaysia
2009-2010 Awards, presented at PCF6
  • Open University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
2007-2008 Awards, presented at PCF5
  • Namibian College of Open Learning, Namibia
  • University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
2005-2006 Awards, presented at PCF4
  • The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  • Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, Botswana
  • Netaji Subhas Open University, India
2003-2004 Awards, presented at PCF3
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, New Zealand
  • University of Southern Queensland, Australia
2001-2002 Awards, presented at PCF2
  • Athabasca University, Canada
  • BBC World Service, United Kingdom
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, India
1998-1999 Awards, presented at PCF1
  • Contact North /Contact Nord, Canada
  • National Open School, India
  • The Open University of Hong Kong

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