The Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth organised by UNESCO’s International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) in collaboration with COL underscored the importance of simulations, augmented and virtual reality to help TVET learners develop... read more

What underlying principles guide effective teaching and learning in a Digital Age and what are the key skills needed? These are just some of the areas covered in the new course  released by COL to help improve the quality of teaching in campus-based, blended or fully online learning... 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 COL’s support, 225 vulnerable women and girls from Mchinji District of Malawi have acquired valuable skills for sustainable livelihoods. They have benefited from training in shoemaking as part of the Lifelong Learning for Mothers (L3M) project administered by the Concerned Youth Organisation (... read more

With world economies jolted down by COVID-19, there is a critical need to identify and develop relevant workforce skills. In India, it is reported that around 140 million laborers have lost their jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19. The social distancing norms associated with the lockdown... read more

A blended event on 18 June 2020, combining a smaller in-person gathering with a larger web conference, marked the end of the first offering of a mobile-based MOOC on corporate literacy jointly offered by COL and India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to farmers.... read more

COL’s partnership with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in creating new blended courses was recently acknowledged by the Hon Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education. Speaking in Parliament on 16 June 2020, the Minister mentioned that 22 BTVI faculty, along with a staff member... read more

COL is working with partners towards building resilient education systems that will be sustainable both during a crisis and beyond. A webinar series on Pedagogies for the Post COVID-19 Era was developed in response to their needs. It was launched on 8 June 2020 with a session for education leaders... 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

Rapidly growing interest in the environmental and economic benefits of a successful Blue Economy has more than 1,200 learners participating in a free, five-week online MOOC entitled Blue Economy: Sustainability, Innovation and our Ocean, which is being delivered by COL’s Virtual University for... read more