Commonwealth of Learning

For International Open Educational Resources Work

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
The Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organization that encourages the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources, and technologies. The organization will advocate for governments and educational institutions to adopt supportive OER policies, provide technical support for these countries and institutions to develop and use OER, and create new content. This work is expected to help widen the use of OER, thereby providing underserved students greater access to education that meets their needs.
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1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9 Canada
Grants to this Grantee
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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