by  Dr David Porter, Senior Adviser: Higher Education Dr Kirk Perris, Adviser: Education   Micro-credentials and open badges add new contours to the concept of open education, which should be viewed as a philosophy rather than a term warranting definition. Open education... read more

Image courtesy of by  Dr David Porter, Senior Adviser: Higher Education Dr Kirk Perris, Adviser: Education   The opportunity to create customisable learning experiences for individuals has catalysed a movement to harness the ideas of open badging (... read more

On 18 November, COL will be co-hosting a satellite engagement event in the framework of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Presidents’ Forum 2020.  Discussions on “Leading Open Education during COVID-19” will be facilitated by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education... read more

COL is actively working with African universities to implement quality assurance processes, most recently at the University of Buea (UB) in Cameroon. In October 2020, COL facilitated a five-day workshop to support the university’s Distance Education Unit to develop quality guidelines for use in... read more

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COL has supported the development of a policy and strategy on employability at universities in Africa, most recently, at Copperbelt University (CBU) in Zambia. As part of a comprehensive project, the university management and academic staff reviewed ways to adopt COL’s Toolkit for Key Employability... read more

COL President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar, participated in a virtual event co-hosted by The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading newspaper, and Athabasca University. Panel discussions focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s post-secondary education. A bigger role for distance education emerged... read more

An institutional trial audit of the University of South Africa (Unisa) conducted by COL in early December marked a critical milestone of a year-long collaborative project between the two institutions. Initiated to prepare Unisa for its institutional review by South Africa’s Council of Higher... read more

A Quality Assurance in Blended Learning workshop was hosted by Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2019 as a continuation of capacity-building efforts being facilitated by COL. The workshop was conducted under the aegis of the Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (... read more

On November 15, COL, in collaboration with the Open University of Mauritius, will be starting the second offering of the highly successful Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled ‘Introduction to Sustainable Development in Business.’ The four-week course will focus on the challenges and... read more

Since February 2019, COL has been collaborating with the University of South Africa (Unisa) to prepare Unisa for its upcoming 2020 Council of Higher Education (CHE) institutional review. CHE has already implemented two quality assurance cycles, the first comprising of institutional audits of... read more