Capacity Building in Skills Development in the Pacific with Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced Learning

A workshop on Capacity Building in Skills Development in the Pacific with Open, Flexible and Technology-Enhanced Learning was recently held at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort. This workshop brought together 30 professionals from eight countries (Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Canada) across the Pacific. It was organized by the Centre for … Read more

Workshop on Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific

The Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work convened a regional workshop on ‘Professionalising Youth Work in the Pacific’ in Suva, 24 – 27 June 2019. Thirty-two … Read more

Ninth Pan Commonwealth Forum 2019

PCF9 to be held in Edinburgh during 9-12 September 2019 The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and The Open University (OU), United Kingdom will co-host COL’s ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF9) at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland during 9 to 12 September 2019. This timing marks both the end of the OU’s 50th anniversary celebration and COL’s 30th … Read more

Human Resource Capacity Building in Technology Enabled Learning for the Pacific:Tonga and Samoa Workshops

The Project for Human Resource Capacity Building in Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) for the Pacific (HRCBTEL4Pac) workshop is an outcome of the 2018 Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Pacific Focal Point meeting held in Fiji. One of the outcomes of the meeting was to send Technology Enabled Learning Education Specialists from COL and Pacific Centre for … Read more

PACFOLD in 2017

It certainly has been an active year with PACFOLD thanks to our friends, partners and collaborators who have provided trust, support and fellowship. This is a short look back with appreciation for 2017. PACIFIC OER TVET WORKSHOP “In line with country priorities to increase access to improved quality skills training, COL has been supporting the … Read more

Emerging Open Educational Practices in the Pacific: Are we prepared?

I was motivated to write  this post after reading the Journal of Open Flexible and Distance learning, article by Michael Paskevicius on ”Conceptual Open Educational Practices through the Lens of Constructive Alignment”, as a reflection of my thoughts on these magnificent developments in global Education. I have not  tried to totally dissect the article as … Read more

Pacific Region TVET OER Course Designers Workshop

Nine Pacific countries to be represented at Commonwealth of Learning workshop on open educational resources in Fiji The workshop will focus on the use of OER for skills development in the Pacific. 22 June 2017 – The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) welcomed participants from nine Pacific countries to a regional workshop on open educational resources … Read more