At a national level, COL’s OIS portfolio supports the development of national policies and strategies for open schooling provision. This may be done by working with an existing open school such as... more

Central to the expansion of open and innovative schooling provision, is to empower staff with the skills to work in new ways. The photo was taken during a large training workshop conducted by COL for... more

COL’s Open Schooling portfolio does not work directly with school-level learners but rather through partnerships with open schools and Ministries. This photo taken during a training workshop for the... more

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

Faaida James is a Senior Special Education Instructor in the Student Support Services Division in the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago. Her work involves surveying and identifying at... 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