The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) recently organised a study tour for Zambian and Mozambican teacher educators and education practitioners under the Open and Distance Learning Notesmaster Project. The tour to the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) was aimed at exposing participants to the development and implementation of Open Education Resources (OER) in NAMCOL, in order to improve the quality of OER being developed in their countries.
The tour accorded participants an opportunity to understand how NAMCOL had evolved in its use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and in the implementation of the Notesmaster and Moodle platforms in colleges and schools. Several ICT programmes have been successfully deployed in Namibian schools.
The participants were drawn from Mozambique’s Institute for Open and Distance Education and the National Institute of Distance Education, as well as Zambia’s Ministry of General Education and Zambia College of Distance Education. The tour was conducted from 15th to 19th April 2018.