• Book Review: Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET 

      Senteni, Alain (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2017-11)
      At a time when skills development for livelihoods is a key priority for most governments, the potential of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to address many of the challenges facing individuals, ...
    • Changing the TVET Paradigm: New Models for Lifelong Learning 

      Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K; Carr, Alexis (International Journal of Training Research, 2019-09-07)
      The digital revolution is rapidly transforming the world of work and the skills profiles of many occupations. The pace of change necessitates continuous skilling and reskilling, through lifelong learning. Traditional models ...
    • Connections (vol. 12, no. 1) 

      Wilson, Dave; Speirs, Karen (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2007-02)
      COL newsletter published February 2007
    • Connections (vol. 5, no. 2) 

      Wilson, Dave (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2000-06)
      COL newsletter published June 2000
    • Education Development Challenges and Potential for Flexible and Open Learning in Tuvalu for Department of Education, Ministry of Education Youth and Sports 

      Raturi, Shikha (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-03)
      The objective was to conduct a country study on the education development challenges and potential for flexible and open learning in Tuvalu in line with the national priorities given in the national development plan Te ...
    • Integrating Vocational Education with Academic Education in Commonwealth Open School 

      Vaz, Guilherme (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2012)
      Our world is changing, and so are attitudes to education... A growing shortage of skilled workers, combined with renewed interest in how to make education relevant to students who do not plan to continue on to university, ...
    • INVEST Africa brochure 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2016-11)
      Innovation in Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST) – Africa: The key to increasing access & improving quality in TVET INVEST challenges TVET teachers, managers and policy makers to change the way they think ...
    • INVEST Africa Evaluation Report 

      Isaacs, Shafika (Commonwealth of Learning, 2015-03)
      This document is both a monitoring report of the activities of the Innovation in Vocational Education and Skills Training (INVEST Africa) Programme of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)'s Technical and Vocational Skills ...
    • Koforidua Technical University Institutional Case Study 

      Barasa, Louise M (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-02-07)
      This study focuses on changes to the delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at Koforidua Technical University (KTU) based in the Eastern Region, Ghana as a result its partnership with the ...
    • Lecturers’ Experiences of Teaching STEM to Students with Disabilities 

      Ngubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A; Khoza, Simon B (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016)
      Innovative teaching is a concept based on student-centred teaching strategies. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects has not been equitable due to use of traditional teaching strategies. ...
    • Narrowing the Skills Gap through VET 

      Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver and NAMCOL, 2011)
      As the country’s principle provider of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) at secondary level, the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) has made tremendous strides in assisting many of these youth to complete their ...
    • ODL and Workplace Learning TVET Programmes in New Zealand 

      Alkema, Anne; Neal, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019)
      This report shares the findings of research seeking to understand the contribution and value of combining workplace-based learning with open and distance learning (ODL) and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) in technical ...
    • Open and flexible TVET in Commonwealth Pacific countries 

      Neal, Terry (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011-06)
      This report examines the current state of open and flexible technical‐vocational education and training (TVET) in nine Pacific Commonwealth countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, ...
    • Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago: A Situational Analysis 

      Persons, Heather (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2018-06)
      This situational analysis was carried out to inform the work of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to develop new blended skills training opportunities for PWDs with partners National Center for Persons with Disability and ...
    • Promoting Youth Employment through Information and Communication Technologies in Vocational Education in Tanzania 

      Mtebe, Joel S (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020-03-20)
      Africa is the most youthful continent in the world with approximetly 20% of the global youth population and is expected to increase by 42% by the end of 2030. This great number of youth which can be used as a huge asset ...
    • Skills Development Through Distance Education 

      Mishra, A K; Bartram, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2002)
      Open and distance learning provides a means to accessing the skills needed for development. The demands for training from the labour market are very large and ongoing; the demands from young people seeking employment or ...
    • Strategies for Blended TVET In Response to COVID-19 

      Commonwealth of Learning (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2020)
      In response to high unemployment and under-employment of the global workforce, there is a need for flexible and scalable models for TVET. This situation has been further exacerbated by COVID 19. Blended ‘as-distance-as-possible’ ...
    • Technical and Vocational Skills Development 

      Mead Richardson, Alison (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2014)
      In this video, Dr. Alison Mead Richardson, Education Specialist - Technical & Vocational Skills Development, Commonwealth of Learning, presents COL's Technical and Vocational Skills Development Programme Initiative. 2014
    • Technical and Vocational Skills Development Monitoring and Evaluation Report 

      Isaacs, Shafika (Commonwealth of Learning, 2015-03)
      This document reports on progress made based on monitoring activities of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL)'s Technical Vocational and Skills Development (TVSD) Initiative between July 2014 and February 2015 and it provides ...
    • Transformational Change in Delivery at Open Polytechnic, New Zealand 

      Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-03)
      As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the “competitive vulnerabilities” of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only ...