Teacher support requires continuous professional development Every 5 October, the world celebrates World Teachers Day and this year marks 50 years since the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. One of ...
The unprecedented impact of information and communication technology and a coinciding demographic shift in many countries has created a need for skills development around the world. It is estimated that 65 per cent of children currently in ...
Online learning is gaining popularity in almost all parts of the world. A consequence is that learning takes place in many contexts, including the virtual classroom. Interactions in online forums, discussions on social networks such as Facebook or ...
My previous blog post on "Five Tips for Using OER like a Pro" ended on the note “If you feel that OER is a philosophy you believe in, just go ahead and practice it. Let organizations like COL work with your institution and government to put in ...
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is:  #PledgeForParity Through the Dakar Framework for Action1, the international community established goals for meeting the basic learning needs of every child, youth and adult by 2015, ...
Open Educational Resources (OER) are fast becoming a major part of the Education landscape especially with the new thrust towards “open”. Conceptually, OER are a sensible and cost-effective way of incorporating quality material, including multimedia ...
One of the major reasons that institutions and accreditation agencies are reluctant to accept Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as equivalent to more formal university courses, is the notion of course and credit for credentials. We are often asked ...
5 October 2015 is World Teachers' Day The world is gearing up for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in education, goal 4 “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all”, will ...
COL’s commitment to and advocacy of OER is well known. Open Access (OA) is a paradigm of publication in research similar to what OER is in education. Open Access promotes free and unrestricted sharing of research publications and data similar to the ...
Ever since the Commonwealth of Learning was created, it has encouraged sharing of educational materials in the Commonwealth. In fact, when COL was established, its goal was that "any learner anywhere in the Commonwealth shall be able to study any ...