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

Update, Upgrade for a More Resilient Dominica – this is theme of the five locally produced public education messages currently being broadcast on radio stations in Dominica. Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, COL has partnered with Dominica’s Ministry of Education... read more

Jane Constance with Alana Laudone (Benetech) In a world where 95% of published materials cannot be read by persons with disabilities and where 89% of vision-impaired people live in low- and middle-income countries, COL is committed to leveraging ICT and assistive technology to benefit people... read more

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria and the estimated USD $930 million of damage to the economy in September 2017, Dominica is on a path to becoming a climate-resilient nation. With support from COL, Dominica’s Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has embarked on a... read more

With support from COL, 20 lecturers from the Teacher Education Department of the Botswana Open University (BOU) participated in a workshop from 15 to 17 April 2019 on developing materials for the online training of teachers who work with special education students in inclusive classrooms. Under... read more