The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Transnational Qualifications Framework (TQF) was developed and endorsed by 26 VUSSC Member States in 2010. Its adoption since then continues to grow. Several countries, including ...
COL’s Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7) was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2 - 6 December 2013, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The Forum addressed "Open ...
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have caught the attention of leaders in education, as well as the media, business and the public. MOOCs offered by advanced research universities such as MIT (edX) and Stanford (Coursera) are well publicised. ...
NOW AVAILABLE IN BELIZE The Gwen Lizarraga Open School was launched on 23 August in Belize. Planning for the school was assisted by a COL-brokered twinning between the University of Belize and the Fraser Valley Distance Education School (British ...
The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) celebrated another milestone in June. The first group of students graduated with Diplomas in Sustainable Agriculture from the National University of Samoa. The programme is geared ...
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), at the University of Nairobi, along with COL organised a workshop in Nairobi in July and presented their findings from an evaluation study on COL’s Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) initiative activities ...
In August, the University of the West Indies’ School of Business and Applied Studies Limited (ROYTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership with the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). In doing so, ...
More Girls in TVET
31 October 2013
There is a disparity between the rates at which males and females participate in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in most Commonwealth countries. Finding effective strategies to increase female participation is an enduring ...
Commonwealth Secretary-General His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh Sharma visited COL’s Vancouver offices in September 2013 for strategic discussions. During his visit, Mr. Sharma helped COL to launch Aptus. This is a device prototype designed by ...
COL’s INVEST Africa partners have been expanding their skills training offerings to provide flexible courses targeting people working in the informal sector. Thika Technical Training Institute, in Kenya, has launched three courses in Biogas ...