Evaluation of the 2003-2006 Commonwealth of Learning Strategic Plan: Final Report
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. It has been operational since 1989 from its headquarters in Vancouver, Canada. COL’s core operations are financed by voluntary pledges from Commonwealth governments. Its six major voluntary funding contributors – currently Canada, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa and the United Kingdom – each have a seat on COL’s Board of Governors. Its average annual core budget over the last three years has been around $7m. It has also periodically undertaken fee-for-service consulting for international agencies and national governments, amounting to around $2m annually
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Spaven, Patrick (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2011)COL has commissioned this evaluation of its work to date under the 2009-2012 TYP. The main purpose of the evaluation is to ascertain what difference COL has made in this period of roughly 28 months. The four key questions ...
Spaven, Patrick (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2009)The results relating to COL’s targets in the 2006-2009 Plan are not necessarily a good guide to its overall performance. In several cases the targets were either unrealistically ambitious or insufficiently challenging. ...
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation/COL Open Education Resources for Open Schools: Final Evaluation: Main Report Bialobrzeska, Maryla; Hellmann, Liora; Moore, Andrew (South African Institute for Distance Education, 2011)The project has been developed for a range of stakeholders including the funder, the COL project team, the country consultants and the teachers.Specifically, for the funder, the report provides an analysis of the project’s ...
Spaven, Patrick (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2010)The Stakeholder Survey is an inexpensive rapid assessment of views and experiences of COL among a range of stakeholders: partners and staff. It was conducted mostly among participants – 42 in all – at the 6th Pan-Commonwealth ...
Lockwood, Fred; Latchem, Colin (Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, 2002)The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has always held training to be one of its main functions. This was confirmed in the 1988 Memorandum of Understanding and COL’s Three-year Plan, currently in preparation, which continues ...