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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

Oasis is COL's online institutional repository of all publications. It is an Open Access repository. Any publication found here can be freely downloaded for reuse and adaptation. Creative Commons (Version 4, Intergovernmental) BY-SA is the default license used. Please attribute COL as the publisher. Some publications classified as “Governance” are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

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  • Video presentation delivered at the Common Frameworks on ICT in ED Teacher Training: Digitally Competent Teachers on 14 January 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France by Dr. Jessica Norah Aguti, Education Specialist - Teacher Education, Commonwealth of Learning.
  • Presented by Dr. V. Balaji at the 8th Global Communications Research Association in Bangalore, India, 5-7 January 2016.
  • The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental agency, established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to promote the development and sharing of innovative approaches to the provision of learning for sustainable development. Since 1989, COL has been carrying out research, organising capacity-building activities, experimenting with new technologies and producing resources to support ...
  • Between 2012 and 2015, the Commonwealth of Learning financed a series of interventions to support the establishment of Open Schools in Vanuatu and Belize. This document summarises details of an ex post Value for Money analysis of these initiatives. Its findings are expected to inform the implementation of COL’s Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2021, as well as providing support for funding requests to donors.
  • Keynote delivered at the AAOU 29th Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1 December 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr Sanjaya Mishra, Education Specialist, eLearning).
  • Report of COL activities between October and December 2015.
  • The University of the South Pacific (USP) requested the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to lead an international panel to review the efficiency and effectiveness of its flexible learning (FL) education programmes. The panel was invited to review the overall strategic direction and operational effectiveness of FL at USP, the FL programmes and courses, the structures that support FL and the development ...
  • The Educational App Development Toolkit for Teachers and Learners is designed to introduce the basic and some intermediate concepts of Android app development on the App Inventor (AI2) platform. It provides hands-on activities and tutorials to use the Designer and Blocks Editor components of App Inventor to create apps that can be readily downloaded and used on any Android smartphone or tablet. ...
  • Presented at the 14th International Conference on Information (ICI-14), Delta University of Science & Technology (DUST) in Gamasa, Egypt on 7 November 2015 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO (co-written with Dr K. Balasubramanian, Vice President).
  • Presented at CHOGM 2015 - Group 5, Parallel Workshop, Women’s Forum in Malta by Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Vice President, co-written with Ms. Alexis Carr, Project Assistant. This presentation is based on the studies carried out by COL among the poor farming communities in Uganda and Kenya under its Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) programme.

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