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- ItemOpen Access14CCEM - COL's submission to the Commonwealth's High Level Review Group(2000-11) Commonwealth of LearningA group of 10 Heads of Government are reviewing the Commonwealth with a view to making it stronger and more relevant to current needs. The group, known as the High Level Review Group (HLRG), was formed during the 1999 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in South Africa to come up with ways of enabling the Commonwealth to address existing and new challenges. // The group will report to the October 2001 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Brisbane, Australia. // HLRG requested a submission from The Commonwealth of Learning, which was prepared with contributions from several eminent persons. The submission which follows was endorsed by COL's Board of Governors and Commonwealth Ministers of Education when they met in Halifax in November 2000.
- ItemOpen Access14CCEM - Education for our Common Future - The Halifax Statement on Education in the Commonwealth(2000-11) Commonwealth of LearningWe, Commonwealth Ministers of Education, at our 14th Triennial Conference in Halifax, Canada, having reflected on education co-operation in the Commonwealth over the past many decades, and the challenges we face at the beginning of a new century, and based on our shared ideals and guiding principles as set out in the Commonwealth Harare Declaration of 1991, agreed on the following:
- ItemOpen Access14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (14CCEM), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 26–30 November 2000 - Communiqué(2000-11) Commonwealth of LearningThe following summary of the content and outcomes of the conference is provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat on behalf of Ministers of Education.
- ItemOpen AccessCOL's Report to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM): Towards a Common Future(2018-04) Commonwealth of LearningCOL's Report to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – London, United Kingdom, April 2018.
- ItemOpen AccessCommonwealth of Learning Strategic Plan 2021-2027(2021-06) Commonwealth of LearningCOL’s mission is to help governments, institutions and organisations expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using appropriate open, distance and technology-based approaches. In 2021 -2027, COL will: i) build on its expertise in ODL, OER and TEL to play a more influential role in national policy development and implementation; ii) invest in innovations and research; iii) support the digital transformation of institutions and organisations; iv) promote gender equality; and v) implement a rigorous monitoring and evaluation plan.
- ItemOpen AccessLearning for Sustainable Development: COL’S Impact Report 2015–2021(2022-04) Commonwealth of LearningThe Commonwealth of Learning’s Strategic Plan 2015– 2021 sought to leverage open and distance learning (ODL) and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 by generating three long-term outcomes: better organisational capacity in ODL, increased opportunities for quality learning, and improved sustainable livelihoods. This report contains examples of impact from COL’s work during the plan period.
- ItemOpen AccessNotes on the Staff/Board Retreat: Planning for 2015-2018(2013-06) Commonwealth of LearningThe Honourable Burchell Whiteman started the session with a welcome to Board members and Commonwealth of Learning (COL) staff members. He thanked COL for inviting the Board to the Retreat, and to discuss the issue of how COL should position itself post-MDGs. After the introduction to the topic, there would be two presentations, one from Mr. Martin Bean and the second from Professor Atta-Ur-Rahman, which is related to our mission of using technologies to enhance learning for development (L4D). The Honourable Whiteman extended a special welcome to the representative from India, Sri Ashok Thakur. The Honourable Whiteman noted that he was very happy to be here, and was looking forward to the forthcoming presentations. He then turned the floor over to Professor Kanwar.
- ItemOpen AccessPresentation note to Commonwealth Education Ministers 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (14CCEM)(2000-11) Commonwealth of LearningIn preparation for the 14th triennial Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, The Commonwealth of Learning is pleased to present Ministers with two documents (attached). // In the first document, Expanding Learning Horizons: COL's Summary Report 1998 - 2000 , COL is delighted to be able to report on several recent programme accomplishments from its Three-year Plan 1997 - 2000, in the areas of staff development, training, policy formulation, collaborative materials development, technology applications, knowledge sharing and research. // The second document, COL's Three-year Plan 2000 - 2003 , is based on the ideas that COL presented to Commonwealth Heads of Government, at their biennial summit (CHOGM, Durban, November 1999), on how it can best serve the Commonwealth in the future. It reviewed the basis for a new and modestly ambitious plan for the next three years (2000 - 2003) which shifts the agency's focus somewhat and in so doing positions it to exploit the assets of the knowledge era to add value to the Commonwealth's aspirations to develop its human capital. Funding requirements were also outlined. This vision was endorsed by CHOGM's Committee of the Whole, which noted that COL is an "ideal instrument" to meet their needs.
- ItemOpen AccessPresident's Quarterly Progress Report: October - December 2021(2022-01) Commonwealth of LearningThe President's Quarterly Progress Report for October - December 2021 as presented to the Board of Governors.
- ItemOpen AccessPresident’s Quarterly Progress Report: January – March 2014(2014) Commonwealth of LearningThe 28th Audit Committee meeting was held via teleconference on February 13, 2014 to review progress to December 31, 2013. The 36th Executive Committee meeting, held via teleconference on February 27, 2014, reviewed the progress of the outcome-based and impact evaluations and finalised the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the number of major donors on the Board. Preparations are underway for the upcoming meetings of the Board of Governors which will be held in Vancouver from June 11-13, 2014. I am delighted to welcome Dr. Emma Kruse Va’ai, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the National University of Samoa, as the new Board member representing the Pacific region and Ms. Janet Ecker, President, Toronto Financial Services Alliance, who will continue to serve as the Canadian Board Member.
- ItemOpen AccessStrategic Outlook 1995 - 1998(1994-11) Commonwealth of LearningStrategic Outlook, 1995 - 1998 // (Presented at the 12th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers held in Islamabad, Pakistan in November, 1994) // When the Commonwealth Heads of Government created The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in 1988 in Vancouver, Canada, they pioneered a new kind of international instrument, a bold and imaginative initiative designed to advance the cause of distance learning internationally and to exploit the power of modern information technology as a means of accessing opportunities for quality education and training. The accomplishments of this fledging multilateral organisation to date have received widespread commendation. This Strategic Outlook sets COL's course for the future by providing an overview of the organisation's primary operational objectives and priorities for the period 1995 to 1998, in the context of its mandate, the needs of its client community and anticipated resources. The Outlook is a statement of the future strategic orientation of COL and serves as background to support the overall planning process for the organisation and for more general discussion purposes. // By sketching the What (Mandate-Mission-Objectives), the How (Key Functions-Operational Modalities) and the Where (Clients-Regions-Partners) of COL, the document provides a framework for the overall Strategic Plan of the organisation, from which the Work Plan and detailed budgetary/financial projections are to be developed. Further, although the Outlook identifies threshold levels for the operation of the organisation and for a broad linkage of resources with its stated priorities, detailed budgetary information will be produced elsewhere in the form of a three-year rolling budget, articulated as part of the detailed COL work plan (to be reviewed and approved at the meeting of the Executive Committee of COL's Board of Governors in May 1995).