COL has welcomed the recent adoption by UNESCO of the Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER). While celebrating this important milestone towards building open and inclusive knowledge societies, a look back is in order at COL’s own ...
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 ...
The theme for this year’s World Teachers’ Day was “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. We congratulate all the young teachers around the world for their service to humanity and their communities. The questions we must ask are: Are we ...
This year’s theme for the World Teacher’s Day, ‘The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,’ reflects the growing international concern about the educational outcomes of school systems in many countries, and is emphatic of ...
When it comes to learning materials, many of us still think of the two-dimensional content consisting of text, images, video and multimedia viewed on a screen or printed on paper. Others already think about engaging techniques and software tools ...
An oft-cited figure from a 2015 UNESCO statement forecasts that higher education demand will swell to 414 million prospective learners by 2030. The scenario of building large, new institutions each week to accommodate such demand would certainly not ...
Worldwide, there are 190 million unemployed people, of which 75 million are youth. In order to address this gap, two strategies are needed: (i) skills development, and (ii) job creation. With 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population under 30 ...
Several key trends in technology-enabled learning have emerged recently. A significant report from The Open University UK is the Innovating Pedagogy 2017 which highlights 10 key trends, including open textbooks, immersive learning, learning ...
GIRLS Inspire – Reaching the Unreached (RtU) project was launched to reach women and girls who are prevented from attending school by barriers such as early marriage, cultural norms and distance from schools in remote and disadvantaged ...
Most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations, and agreed by 193 countries, directly or indirectly relate to ensuring the livelihood security of farming communities – one of the most marginalized sections of ...