Malaysia has a population of almost 34 million people (World Bank, 2022). Open and distance learning (ODL) is popular in Malaysia, with half of working adults involved. Malaysia has hosted several important COL meetings and events, including the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in November 2016.
COL’s work in Malaysia is primarily in the areas of higher education and technology-enabled learning and benefits from programmes under the aegis of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). Learners from Malaysia are also benefitting from COL’s free, open online courses and other available resources.