The 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress came to an end with the adoption of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan by 415 delegates from 96 countries. UNESCO, in collaboration with the Government of Slovenia, organised the Category IV ...
The place of the teacher in the learning process continues to be the focus of many initiatives in education for development. A recent publication by the World Bank suggests that teachers remain the most important factor affecting learning in schools ...
"A call to empower teachers to lead the next wave of the OER movement" was originally published as "A call to empower teachers to lead the next wave of the OER movement" in the July 2017 issue of Connections, as part of the regular ...
"MOOCs, lifelong learning and a need for collaboration" was originally published in the March 2017 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Tech Trends".  Recent trends show that there is a growing convergence of approaches ...
2017 is being celebrated as the Year of Open. Fifteen years ago the term Open Educational Resources (OER) was coined, and the Budapest Open Access Initiative was launched. Five years later, the Cape Town Open Education Declaration came out. And in ...
Leaving no one behind
15 February 2017
Learning for sustainable development, as defined by COL, is a process that aims to bring about empowerment through learning in both formal and non-formal settings. Using its expertise in distance, blended, flexible and technology-based approaches, ...
"How men and women can promote women’s leadership in higher education​" was originally published as "Concrete advice on how men and women can promote women’s leadership in higher education​" in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of ...
Messaging and EdTech
13 January 2017
"Messaging and EdTech" was originally published in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Tech Trends".  Messaging is the most widely used application in networked communication, with billions of ...
"Developing Learning Design and Analytics for Student Success" was originally published in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature "Our Commonwealth".  The Open University (OU) continually reviews the ...
Measuring Empowerment
3 January 2017
New toolkit provides guidance on the monitoring and evaluation of empowerment in development projects.  Disempowerment has staggering consequences on both personal and societal levels, from poverty, food insecurity and poor health, to ...