Ministries of Education in Belize, Mozambique, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu and Zambia have signed agreements with Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to work together to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mainstream and open schools through eLearning and to broaden access to schooling for... read more

The Matelot Innovative Community Open School (MICOS), an open school in Trinidad and Tobago that targets young people and adults who have dropped out of school, celebrated its first graduating class on 6 April 2017. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM)... read more

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is working with the Belize Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture to expand open schooling in the country. The COL Senior Advisor – Open Schooling, Dr Johan Hendrikz, met with officials to discuss the Ministry’s priorities and how COL can address these.... read more

A recent study commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) shows that for every dollar invested in an open schooling programme in Belize, more than eight-and-a-half dollars will be returned to the local economy. Open schools are recognised as a solution to the growing demand for secondary... read more

Distinguished Colleagues, it is an honor to be here and I am very grateful to the organizers for the invitation. As you know the Commonwealth of Learning, an intergovernmental organisation, helps Commonwealth Member States and institutions to harness the potential of educational technologies for... read more

Good morning and thank you for joining us at COL today. I am very pleased to introduce Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Robert Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in February this year. Previously, he has served Canada in various capacities: as... read more

Good day Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for having invited me to speak at your conference on 'Education Engagement with Out of School Youth in the Commonwealth'. This year the Commonwealth of Nations celebrated its youth by dedicating Commonwealth day to the youth with the Theme “A... read more

COL is organising a series of training workshops in Botswana and Bangladesh to awaken and enhance the leadership potential of girls who are studying at local open schools. In Botswana, this training was carried out by the Community Capacity Enhancement and Empowerment Society (CCEES), and 20... read more

Open Schooling
COL has been working with the Metal Industry Company (MIC) since 2014 to help them develop their programmes through the use of open educational resources. MIC offers training in areas such as air conditioning, automotive repair, electrical installation, welding and plumbing. Learners wishing to... read more

At the recent Commonwealth Open Schooling Association (COMOSA) conference in Bangladesh, participants were encouraged to implement a development framework that takes activities a step further, into the realm of sustainable development. This framework seeks to help organisations go beyond the... read more