Commonwealth of Learning

For International Open Educational Resources Capacity Building And Policy Advocacy

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    18 Months
  • Type of Support
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 helps governments, institutions, and organizations expand the scale, efficiency, and quality of learning by using appropriate open, distance, and technology-based approaches. The organization focuses on quality learning that leads to secure livelihoods and economic opportunities, greater harmony among all members of society as global citizens, and protection of the environment. The group advances open education as part of its core strategic priorities. In doing so, it promotes equitable access to lifelong learning and supports countries in implementing policies and practices to sustain effective use of OER.
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.

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