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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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  • First public lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria’s (NOUN) Distinguished Lecture Series in Abuja, Nigeria, delivered by Professor Asha Kanwar speaking about the potential of open and distance learning (ODL) to reach the unreached, 27 July 2016.
  • The Technology-Enabled Learning Implementation Handbook has been developed to assist educational institutions in adopting appropriate policies, strengthening technology infrastructure, building the capacities of teachers, helping learners to take advantage of the available technology and open educational resources (OER) for learning, and undertaking a rigorous approach to the assessment and evaluation ...
  • The workshop was held at the Academic Board Chamber of YCT from May 18-25, 2016 with approximately 50 participants. By the end of the input, it was expected that YCT would have a set of blueprints and good quality learning materials for short non-formal courses to start in 2016-2017 which meet the skills training needs of their local community.
  • Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have emerged as an educational innovation with the potential to increase access to and improve the quality of education. Different stakeholders in education view MOOCs from different perspectives. However, there are common questions related to the quality of these courses and to the granting of equivalent credits. This document provides a set of guidelines designed ...
  • The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) organized a capacity building workshop on the use/reuse of OER in ODL course development for academic staff of OUSL on February 15-16, 2016 at OUSL main campus in Colombo.
  • The purpose of this policy is to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning in the school education system in Sri Lanka. In doing so, the policy seeks to strengthen commitment to OER by all concerned stakeholders.
  • This document provides a ready to use template for drafting an Open Educational Resources (OER) policy for an ODL, e-Learning or face-to-face institution.
  • COL Newsletter published July 2016.
  • Video message delivered at the Round Table Conference of State Open Universities held at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) in Nashik, India by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning (COL).
  • Presented at the official launch of the publication "Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy Makers in Developing Countries" at UNESCO, Paris, France, 16 June 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning.

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