COL’s popular online course “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for IT and non-IT Professionals” is now available across the Commonwealth and beyond. Organised in partnership with the Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP), it will be launched on September 20 and will run for six weeks. The... read more

To help minimise the disruption to learning brought about by COVID-19, COL has partnered with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Creative Industries in Antigua and Barbuda to pilot six Aptus devices in schools in Barbuda. Aptus, often described as a classroom without walls, allows students and... read more

In an online ceremony held on 19 November 2020, COL’s President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar symbolically handed over 30 Aptus devices and 300 tablets to The Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, The Bahamas to help build education resilience in his country. These tools were recently... read more

20 November 2020, Burnaby, Canada –  At an online ceremony, the Commonwealth of Learning launched, a video-on-demand platform established in response to the requests from partners in the Pacific Island States. The platform currently has over 800 open educational... read more

17 November 2020, Burnaby, Canada – The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has supported The Bahamas to build education resilience in the face of disasters by offering tools and resources to create “classrooms without walls.”  Educators and learners can now access digital content for free with the... read more

COL President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar participated in the General Meeting of UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL). Held under the theme of “GAL in times of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” the two-day event aimed to review the impact of the pandemic on youth and adult literacy as well... read more

With a view to empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality, the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has now made its website more accessible to the visually impaired. The site is now equipped with assistive technology for a customized experience. A ReadSpeaker has been... read more

How does climate change affect the way we learn? What shifts are needed to successfully meet these challenges? These were some of the issues addressed by COL’s President Professor Asha Kanwar in the annual Zena Daysh lecture delivered on 19 November 2019 in London. The event was hosted by the... read more

Fuelled by demand from learners for short and flexible forms of learning and from industry and employers for verified skills-based credentials, there has been a growing interest in micro-credentials. In response to this demand, COL has produced “Designing and Implementing Micro-Credentials: A Guide... read more

Completion of a baseline formative evaluation and buy-in from key stakeholders have laid the foundation for Zambia to move to the implementation stage of the Open/Innovative Schooling (OIS) model. On 16-17 October 2019, COL supported the visit of an external evaluator to the Zambia Department of... read more