COL is offering a hands-on, activity-based course to help teachers in the Pacific and beyond improve their digital skills. Using free and open-source software, participants will learn how to develop teaching materials for their classrooms and share them as Open Educational... read more

How can open schooling benefit girls who are unable to access conventional learning opportunities? How have governments tackled the issues of learning loss caused by the pandemic and other factors? These are just some of the issues addressed during the online panel “Getting Girls Into and Back... read more

COL has supported Botswana Open University (BOU) to launch an Open Schooling Portal to improve access of different learners to quality education. While the primary purpose of this new e- portal is to enhance skills training for out-of-school children, youth and adults, the content will also be used... read more

In the wake of the pandemic, many institutions have been offering education using distance, blended or online methods. Sometimes this occurs in the absence of any national or institutional policy. Where national policies exist, they are not always available in a digital format. Sometimes issues... read more

COL has supported the Institute of Adult Education (IAE), Tanzania, to build local capacity to address the learning needs of young mothers and other disadvantaged youth. A comprehensive new project creates effective learning pathways for those whose life circumstances present a significant barrier... read more

As the new wave of COVID-19 sweeps the world, shutting school campuses again or further reducing the number of learners who can be on campus at any one time, increasing numbers of learners find themselves completing their studies remotely. At the same time, there are perhaps 300 million children of... read more

By Dr Tony Mays, COL Education Specialist: Open Schooling Children learn things naturally. With access to appropriate resources, they can develop sophisticated understandings and competences. However, without careful scaffolding and support, they will not always learn WHAT “The Curriculum” wants... read more

Following the initial success of its online course on OER for Online Learning, COL will be offering the course for up to 18,000 teachers in Trinidad and Tobago at the request of the Ministry of Education. According to Ms Aneisa Singh, Teacher Development Specialist at the Trinidad and Tobago... read more

With the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 2020, school campuses were closed in most countries. Governments in most developing and developed countries consequently recommended moving teaching and learning online. Even when campuses re-open, teachers and learners will probably... read more

On 19 March 2020, The Economist carried an article titled “Mid-term Break: How COVID-19 is interrupting children’s education.” The first part of the title resonates with Seamus Heaney’s poem Mid-Term Break which seems sadly apposite at this time, but of course we need to remember that even... read more