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

Expanding access to quality online and blended learning is one of the strategic directions for the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), and as Chair for its Business Trades Department, Ms Kerima Smith is invested in building the capacity of her team.  Through a series of COL... read more

The latest MOOC in COL’s Blue Economy series is starting on 25 January 2021, and registration is still open.  The Blue Economy: Blue Resources MOOC is offered in partnership with the University of Seychelles (UniSey). Participants in the five-week MOOC will learn how and why the Blue... read more

On 31 August 2020, COL and the University of Seychelles (UniSey) will be launching The Blue Economy: Creating an Enabling Environment. This five-week MOOC is open to persons from all walks of life interested in the Blue Economy and Blue Growth. The second MOOC in a series of four, this course... 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

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

With support from COL, Dominica’s Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is promoting climate change resilience through a series of public education messages under the theme Update, Upgrade for a More Resilient Dominica. A local multimedia piece developed by the Ministry... read more

COL’s Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) is providing support to Caribbean nations to build capacity and expertise in open and distance learning (ODL). A series of recent meetings with key stakeholders in The Bahamas, Belize and Guyana helped determine the next steps... read more

The Bangladesh Open University (BOU) hosted a technical workshop for the Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work (CHEC4YW) from 20 to 22 November 2019.  It was part of a series designed to prepare partner institutions to develop and deliver the Bachelor Degree in Youth Work in... read more

In response to concerns about the absence of an inclusive space for the community of persons with disabilities (PWD) to participate in national and economic upliftment, as well as political and public life, COL has launched a project in Mauritius in partnership with Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF... read more