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

The final meeting in a series of consultations on the curriculum framework for the proposed 'Zero to Hero' digital entrepreneurship programme was held on 6 February 2019 in Kingston, Jamaica. The University of the West Indies Open Campus is developing ‘Zero to Hero’ with assistance from COL... read more

With support from COL, the University of Belize has customised the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Master’s Programme in Educational Leadership to meet the needs of Belizean learners and strengthen lecturers’ skills in online course development and delivery. 38... read more

The Grenada National Accreditation Board (GNAB) with support from COL, hosted a two-day consultation forum at the Grenada National Stadium in October 2018  to review Grenada’s existing Accreditation Act and solicit stakeholder feedback on proposed revisions.   Mrs Pauleen Finlay,... 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

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