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.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website 
1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9 Canada
Grants to this Grantee
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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