ODL and eLearning have the tremendeous potential in contributing to the achievement of Millenium Development Goals. However the development of eLearning curriculum/contents may prove to be problematic for small states with relatively low population when it comes to cost-effectiveness - if each country works in isolation.
The VUSSC initiative from COL comes at a time when we need synergy of efforts in developing open curriculum and open contents for continuous professional development of the people of small states. Thanks to COL.We must not miss the opportunities provided by ICT.Information about the efforts being put in and the work being done needs to be communicated forcefully to all key stakeholders.
The use of Open contents and local customization are expected to grow. What is required is only the WILL and COMMITMENT of all concerned.