COL is honoured to receive the 2015 Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open MOOC category for their work on Mobiles for Development. The Open Education Awards for Excellence are awarded on an annual basis to institutions that are committed to increasing access... read more

Can mobile learning empower women and girls? Let me address this question by sharing the experiences of the COL’s L3F programme A Finnish Professor working on mobile technologies in Indian villages found that mobiles do help women to broaden their culturally constructed spheres. But what does it... read more

agMOOC staff at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Professor Indranil Manna, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), today announced that a consortium of leading institutions will launch Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in the agriculture sector, known as AgMOOCs, beginning in March, 2015.  The Consortium is led by IIT-... read more

How can an elementary class of children in a small school on an atoll in the Maldives access quality textbooks? Can the bush people in Kabale district of Uganda be reached for training in bee-keeping? What devices will be needed to train teachers in the Cook Islands? We, at the Commonwealth of... read more

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have caught the attention of leaders in education, as well as the media, business and the public. MOOCs offered by advanced research universities such as MIT (edX) and Stanford (Coursera) are well publicised. The UK Open University leads the FutureLearn... read more

The Commonwealth of Learning has been interested in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from three perspectives: i) cutting through the hype to examine the potential of MOOCs for increasing access to higher education in... read more

Commonwealth Secretary-General His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh Sharma visited COL’s Vancouver offices in September 2013 for strategic discussions. During his visit, Mr. Sharma helped COL to launch Aptus. This is a device prototype designed by COL that allows educators and learners to connect to... read more

Tablet computing is a trending innovation that holds great potential in the learning and development context. These mobile devices place education in the hands of learners, wherever they may be, and present endless possibilities for improving the quality and accessibility of education around the... read more