On 18 November, COL will be co-hosting a satellite engagement event in the framework of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Presidents’ Forum 2020.  Discussions on “Leading Open Education during COVID-19” will be facilitated by Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Education... read more

COL is actively working with African universities to implement quality assurance processes, most recently at the University of Buea (UB) in Cameroon. In October 2020, COL facilitated a five-day workshop to support the university’s Distance Education Unit to develop quality guidelines for use in... read more

With COL’s support, the Tamale College of Education (TACE) in Ghana hosted a workshop on resources and tools for collaborative learning in teacher professional development, including OER. The event also marked the transition to phase two of ‘Teacher Futures–Ghana.’   The workshop was... read more

Photo courtesy of Virtual University of Pakistan   CEMCA organised an online capacity-building training for the faculty of Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) in October 2020. Titled “Adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER),” the three-day workshop focussed on advantages of OER,... read more

COL has supported Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), India to build digital skills of 2,000 artisans and weavers from marginalised communities to improve livelihoods. The focus was on bookkeeping, cataloguing, using design platforms and digital payments, e-commerce. Programme participants also... read more

In order to support institutions in advancing learning within families to mitigate the education crisis caused by COVID-19, COL and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) have announced an online course on planning family and intergenerational literacy and learning (FILL). The first... read more

Happy International Day of the Girl Child! The COVID-19 pandemic has rolled back the hard-fought gains made to gender equality and has deepened the existing gender disparities. Over the past few months, it has become evident that COVID-19 affects women and men, boys and girls differently.... read more

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COL has supported the development of a policy and strategy on employability at universities in Africa, most recently, at Copperbelt University (CBU) in Zambia. As part of a comprehensive project, the university management and academic staff reviewed ways to adopt COL’s Toolkit for Key Employability... read more

In what might go down as the year of the biggest educational disruption of all time, COL stands with all teachers for their leadership, resilience, and creative response to an unprecedented learning crisis. On this World Teachers' Day, we celebrate teacher management agencies, governments and... read more

COL President and CEO, Professor Asha Kanwar, participated in a virtual event co-hosted by The Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading newspaper, and Athabasca University. Panel discussions focused on the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s post-secondary education. A bigger role for distance education emerged... read more