Commonwealth of Learning

For International Open Educational Resources Capacity Building And Policy Advocacy

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  • Date Awarded
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    18 Months
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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization that encourages the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources, and technologies. This grant would enable COL to advocate for the adoption of OER-friendly policies across the Commonwealth and support the implementation of OER in practice in the Caribbean and Swaziland. The proposal will help further the spread of supportive policies and practices for OER in Commonwealth countries.
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Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9 Canada
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for general operating support  
The Commonwealth of Learning promotes the development, sharing, and use of OER and assists governments and organizations as they expand the scale, efficiency, and quality of open learning. Following the 2nd World OER Congress, the group received requests from member states to support OER capacity building, policy development, and content creation. The group works with Commonwealth countries in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pacific todirectly address challenges related to access, quality, equity, and costs that many developing countries face.
for regional consultations on OER in preparation for the 2nd World OER Congress  
The Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organization that encourages the development and use of open and distance education, including Open Educational Resources (OER). Together with UNESCO, the group will organize and host regional consultations with governments, educational institutions, and civil societies to examine the challenges of mainstreaming OER and lay the groundwork for the 2nd World OER Congress, to be held in the fall of 2017. This work supports the Education Program’s goals of encouraging governments and international institutions to strengthen policies that support OER, and creating and distributing openly licensed materials in the developing world.

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