An African proverb cautions: If you want to travel fast travel alone, but if you want to travel far, travel together. This proverb encapsulates the wisdom that we can achieve so much more when we... more

With the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March 2020, school campuses were closed in most countries. Governments in most developing and developed countries consequently recommended... more

What was done? The national Institute of Education (NIE), with the support of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) open schooling portfolio, organized a three-day workshop on Gender Mainstreaming... more

COL’s Open/Innovative Schooling (OIS) model increases access to secondary education, especially for out-of-school youth.  With a view to analysing local needs, monitoring progress of existing... more

The National Institute for Distance Education (INED), within the Ministry of Education and Human Development in Mozambique, has been working with COL for some time on developing a more technology-... more

Peer-to-peer (P2P) quality review between regional open schools is an important part of COL’s open schooling mandate. COL initiated P2P activities for the development of common criteria for review of... more

Having completed the development of curriculum-based OER using OER in Phase 1 of the Open/Innovative Schooling model, Zambia will soon begin to pilot the use of the resources to support 3,000 out-of-... more

Recognising the importance of partnerships in meeting the need for a dramatic expansion in access to all levels of schooling, COL actively engages with ministries and other stakeholder to build... more

COL Senior Adviser: Open Schooling, Dr Johannes Hendrikz, visited the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Belize to discuss the progress of the first phase of the Open/Innovative School Model... more

COL supports countries with the development of ODL, open schooling, OER, and gender and open schooling policy development. Support is also available for open school implementation and management... more