by  Dr David Porter, Senior Adviser: Higher Education Dr Kirk Perris, Adviser: Education   Micro-credentials and open badges add new contours to the concept of open education, which should be viewed as a philosophy rather ...
Image courtesy of unsplash.com by  Dr David Porter, Senior Adviser: Higher Education Dr Kirk Perris, Adviser: Education   The opportunity to create customisable learning experiences for individuals has catalysed a ...
As the new wave of COVID-19 sweeps the world, shutting school campuses again or further reducing the number of learners who can be on campus at any one time, increasing numbers of learners find themselves completing their studies remotely. At the ...
Happy International Day of the Girl Child! The COVID-19 pandemic has rolled back the hard-fought gains made to gender equality and has deepened the existing gender disparities. Over the past few months, it has become evident that COVID-19 affects ...
In what might go down as the year of the biggest educational disruption of all time, COL stands with all teachers for their leadership, resilience, and creative response to an unprecedented learning crisis. On this World Teachers' Day, we ...
By Dr Tony Mays, COL Education Specialist: Open Schooling Children learn things naturally. With access to appropriate resources, they can develop sophisticated understandings and competences. However, without careful scaffolding and support, they ...
  Introduction Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, university campuses across Africa have been urged to shift their teaching and learning online to stem the disruption to learners caused by nationwide lockdowns of institutions. As ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of human endeavour and none more so than education. At the height of the crisis, over 1.725 billion learners were not receiving any education worldwide. As many countries attempt to come out of the ...
On 19 March 2020, The Economist carried an article titled “Mid-term Break: How COVID-19 is interrupting children’s education.” The first part of the title resonates with Seamus Heaney’s poem Mid-Term Break which seems sadly apposite at this time ...
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women, which set an agenda for women’s empowerment. While we can ...