The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, launched three massive open online courses (MOOCs) on agricultural topics on 19 September 2017. The courses have a combined registration of more than 6200 learners, almost 40 per cent of which are... read more

"MOOCs, lifelong learning and a need for collaboration" was originally published in the March 2017 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Tech Trends".  Recent trends show that there is a growing convergence of approaches to online learning and lifelong learning. Whilst... read more

With about 458,000 students, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is one of the largest open universities in the Commonwealth. NOUN was interested in exploring massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a way to reach more learners at a lower cost, so it partnered with COL and the Indian... read more

"Messaging and EdTech" was originally published in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Tech Trends".  Messaging is the most widely used application in networked communication, with billions of messages exchanged daily. For most people in the... read more

It is a privilege to be here in at Peking University and I thank the organisers for the invitation. I have prepared this presentation with my colleague Dr Sanjaya Mishra. As you know, my organisation the Commonwealth of Learning or COL is an intergovernmental organisation established by... read more

Presented at the Centre for Research in Distance Education, Beijing Normal University, China.

This presentation explains why Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) need not be only about Higher Education and can contribute to sustainable development by addressing the three S’s, namely, Skills, Scale and Speed.

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 way OER promotes free and unrestricted sharing of... read more

February 2015 - COL actively participated in UNESCO’s Mobile Week, delivering two presentations and moderating a high-level panel. COL’s President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar, moderated the panel on “Understanding Technology’s Role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” and delivered the... read more

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A MOOC on MOOC: What You Need to Know About Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), offered jointly by the Continuing Education Centre Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) with the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP... read more