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

Annelise Lafrance was working as a mathematics educator at a secondary school when she decided to enrol in the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration and Public Administration (CEMBA/MPA) Programme at the Open University of Mauritius in 2014. Today, Ms Lafrance works as Deputy... read more

With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), business and industry across the globe are looking for opportunities to create win-win situations for increased economic growth and conservation of the environment. The upcoming MOOC on ‘Introduction to Sustainable Development in... read more

Key staff and representatives of the Open University of Mauritius (OUM), the Human Resource Development Council, the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, and local IT companies took part in a COL-supported workshop on employability on December 11, 2018. The participants... read more

A four-day workshop on Quality Assurance was conducted under the aegis of the Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL) project in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2018. The PEBL project is being led by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and has three partners, including the... read more

Associate Professor Salman Qureshi (standing) of AIOU, conducting interviews during the study.
A recent study commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has shown that the Commonwealth Executive Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Administration (CEMBA/CEMPA) programme yielded an increase of more than CAD200 on graduates’ monthly earnings/income. The study,... read more

In the absence of comparative data about open universities, the current impact of open and distance learning institutions is not clear. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) initiated a survey of open universities in the Commonwealth in order to address this gap. Open Universities in the Commonwealth... read more