The Commonwealth of Learning, in collaboration with the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute, is offering a free online course on the Blue Economy. The course, titled “Understanding the Blue Economy,” is aimed at individuals new to the concept and has six... read more

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute are collaborating on a new massive open online course titled “Understanding the Blue Economy”. Officially launched in Seychelles on 7 March 2017, the self-study course will be offered... read more

This presentation discusses Open Educational Resources (OER) use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).

Chair, Honourable Ministers, Deputy Secretary-General and distinguished colleagues It is an honour to be here at 19th Conference of Education Ministers The purpose of my presentation is to give you an idea of how VUSSC moved from concept to implementation and the contribution this initiative... read more

The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF) was developed and endorsed by 26 VUSSC Member States in 2010. Its adoption since then continues to grow. Several countries, including Botswana, Mauritius, Samoa and Seychelles, have... read more

The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) celebrated another milestone in June. The first group of students graduated with Diplomas in Sustainable Agriculture from the National University of Samoa. The programme is geared toward teacher training. All graduates are now in... read more

In August, the University of the West Indies’ School of Business and Applied Studies Limited (ROYTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership with the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). In doing so, ROYTEC has agreed to embrace OER as an operating... read more

It is an honour to be here and I thank Prof Morshidi and the organisers for the kind invitation. The Commonwealth of Learning has been closely associated with discussions leading up to the establishment of the CTEF from the very outset, when the idea was first mooted at the 16 CCEM held in Cape... read more