COL TVSD has been involved in the creation of course materials with many of our partners over the years. Our more recent and popular materials are available through the links below. Most are freely available as open educational resources (OER) for download and adaption, but some may carry... read more
By expanding access to learning, VUSSC enables small states to become active contributors to global development and leaders in educational reform through the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICT).
Brochure: COL's Journal of Learning for Development (JL4D), an open access online scholarly journal providing a forum for practitioners and academics working in education and development to share knowledge and experience.
This presentation discusses Open Educational Resources (OER) use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).  
This guide is an introduction to the “Employability model” developed by COL Higher Education initiative to support universities in assessing readiness, planning, implementing and evaluating employability initiatives. The implementation phase includes developing competency based programmes... read more
The guidelines are intended for institutions to conduct quality reviews of their Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses. Member of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)’s Regional Community of Practice for Quality Assurance in ODL in Southern Africa developed the guidelines and piloted them in 2018...
This publication contributes to the debate surrounding Quality Assurance in higher education, highlighting good practices in the context of distance and blended learning in Southern African universities. The case studies address the strategies applied to foster quality enhancement, QA principles,... read more
This guide provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for students in post-secondary and higher education. It is aimed at helping you, as students, to explore the value of good quality OER, and provides an introduction on how to find and use OER. It intends to serve primarily as a... read more
This is a paper that was presented at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum 7. Paper ID: 119 Commonwealth of learning’s lifelong learning for farmers is a partnership programme designed to bring together farmers, learning institutions, banks and information and communication technology providers to facilitate... read more
Driven by the Government of Canada’s strong efforts to end child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), COL launched GIRLS Inspire in 2016. This project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and is implemented in Bangladesh, Mozambique, Pakistan and Tanzania. // This report captures the progress of... read more