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Who we are

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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government. COL helps governments and institutions to expand the scope, scale and quality of learning by using new approaches. COL helps developing Commonwealth countries to increase access to learning using distance education and appropriate technologies.

COL's current three-year plan for integrating eLearning aims to:

Build capacity among educators to develop eLearning materials on the platforms of their choice; facilitate the creation of high-quality learning materials made available as open education resources; replicate the Learning4Content model for low-cost online training options for large numbers of educators; and build communities of practice for collaborative content development and sharing.

—page 26, Three-year Plan 2009-1012


What we do on WikiEducator

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Used as a community node for planning and collaborating on selected OER projects and sharing of materials in realisation of COL's three-year plan.



COL UNESCO OER workshops in South Africa, Namibia, Mali and India have taken place as part of the COL UNESCO Memorandum of Understanding addressing the challenges, the worldwide use of OERs and other relevant issues. For me details refer to our OER Workshop Weebly


Available Course Materials

These courses include:

  • Introducing Distance Education
  • Disaster Management
  • Life Skills Development
  • Linux for IT Managers
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Tour Guiding
  • Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials