Bagcinile Zungu is a 42-year-old stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband and five children in an informal location in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Recently, together with her 22-year-old daughter, Nomfanelo, she completed an online course under the Commonwealth Digital Education... read more

COL has published the July issue of its Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D). It contains peer-reviewed reflective and research-based papers, case studies, and reports from the field which aim to inform policy, research and practice on technology-enabled teaching, learning and training. As... read more

Image Source: Pixabay COL, in collaboration with the UNESCO International Institute for Technology in Education (UNESCO IITE) and the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University (SLIBNU), has launched a project “Rethinking and Redesigning National Smart Education Strategy.” From 11 to... read more

COL has launched COLcommons.org, a brand-new platform with competency-based, professional development micro-courses. Complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, the courses take a simple “tell and test” approach and use video and interactive quizzes to help learners study at their own... 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

COL supported Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development to organise a training on course development using open educational resources (OER). Facilitated by Mr Royston Emmanuel from Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, the training was delivered... read more

A new massive open online course (MOOC) on “Learning to Learn Online” offered jointly by COL and  Athabasca University, Canada, starts on 21 March 2021. This five-week course will explore the fundamentals of the learning process and various models of online courses. The goal is to help... read more

A free online training programme on “Problem Solving, Data Structures and Algorithms through Python” will be available to engineering students in the Commonwealth countries starting 5 April 2021.  It is delivered by COL, in collaboration with Amphisoft Technologies, with a view to assisting... read more

The new edition of the popular MOOC on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning  (TEL) starts on 7 March 2021. The five-week course is offered by COL in partnership with Athabasca University (AU), Canada and is designed for teachers in diverse contexts – from secondary to... read more

COL has developed a new MOOC for anyone interested in developing insights into the effective use of social media for marketing and communication purposes.  Enrolment in Introduction to Social Media Marketing, which will start on 8 March 2021, is now open. Using up-to-date learning design and... read more