As classes slowly resume in primary and secondary schools across many countries, educators have concerns about the learning loss experienced when education institutions were closed. Teacher training in OER and technology-enabled learning is one of the ways in which learning recovery can be achieved... 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

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

COL supported the Freetown Teachers College (FTC) to organise a recent learning infrastructure workshop. The training brought together 76 teachers and teacher educators and was also attended by Mr. Victor Sesay, Director of Technology and Innovation at the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education... read more

A new edition of the course on Planning a Family and Intergenerational Literacy and Learning (FILL) Programme starts on April 12, 2021. The course, offered by COL and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), will run for a period of four weeks. This collaboration builds on COL’s... read more

In response to the increased need for practices, processes and systems for effective last mile teaching and teacher professional development in partner countries, COL has launched the Educational Podcasting for Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) platform.  Owing to the closure of schools and... read more

Primary teacher Emily Favory works in what she calls a “mainstream” school in Mauritius. It was a desire to help Tessa, her five-year old student, that prompted Emily to enrol in COL’s course on ‘Disability Needs Assessment and Assistive Technologies.’ Tessa had been facing speech difficulties... read more

In collaboration with the National Institute of Education, Maldives, CEMCA organised an online capacity-building training on virtual labs for teachers and teacher educators in February 2021. The three-day event brought together 194 specialists from the country in the areas of physics, chemistry,... read more

The ‘Inclusive Teaching and Learning’ (ITL) course developed by COL and the team from Open University’s TESSA programme is now open for registration. The four-week course starts 11 February 2021 and focuses on what it means to be an inclusive teacher. It is premised on the assumption that all... read more

COL’s Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (ACTT) online course is now open for registration. The main objective of the course, which starts 8 February 2021, is to empower teachers with advanced cybersecurity techniques that can be deployed within a learning institution to minimise cyber... read more