Photo courtesy of Dr George Onyango, Kenyatta University Laboratory-based science programmes have been challenging to deliver during the COVID-19 crisis, requiring educators to explore alternative ways in which to provide rigorous and productive learning experiences for students.  With a... read more

Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash COL has partnered with the Bahamas Ministry of Education, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Mount Pleasant Green Baptist Church (the Bahamas) and Lakehead University (Canada) in a new project “Supporting Youth Development:... read more

Even though distance and technology-enabled learning has been embraced in many contexts, teachers from rural communities are for the most part unable to have equal participation. Lack of access to affordable technologies and resources makes female teachers and students particularly vulnerable.... read more

To help minimise the disruption to learning brought about by COVID-19, COL has partnered with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Creative Industries in Antigua and Barbuda to pilot six Aptus devices in schools in Barbuda. Aptus, often described as a classroom without walls, allows students and... read more

With support from COL, 40 trainees from Tuvalu’s Public Works Department (TPWD) are now on their way to gaining formal qualifications in trades. They are part of the first cohort to benefit from the Building Construction and Allied Trades Skills programme offered by the Tuvalu Atoll Science... read more

COL’s President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar moderated a panel discussion on the first day of the Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit 21. “Edtech for the New Normal” focussed on the ways technology can empower women entrepreneurs for success and build their resilience in the face of COVID... 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

by Sanjaya Mishra  Education Specialist, eLearning   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, there is a growing realisation about the importance of distance education to improve access and equity, and to support teaching and learning at all levels.  At the same time, we... read more

The move by many education institutions towards home-based learning in the past year has brought to the fore the need for more effective parental engagement in the schooling of their children.  COL has developed the Parental Learning for Uninterrupted Schooling (PLUS) model to nurture... read more

Increased confidence in building the right skillset for the labour market, a sense of personal growth and achievement – these are just some of the experiences shared by the Asia graduates of the COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative. On 27 April 2021, they were celebrated at a virtual... read more