The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

Oasis is COL's online institutional repository of all publications. It is an Open Access repository. Any publication found here can be freely downloaded for reuse and adaptation. Creative Commons (Version 4, Intergovernmental) BY-SA is the default license used. Please attribute COL as the publisher. Some publications classified as “Governance” are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.

  • Leadership and Innovation for the Future of ODL 

    Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11-06)
    Presented by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning, at the EduXchange International Conference, 6 November 2016 held in Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, China.
  • Open Educational Resources in the Commonwealth 2016 

    Phalachandra, B; Abeywardena, Ishan (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
    This study was conducted as part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The objective of the study was to collect baseline data from Commonwealth institutions ...
  • Curriculum for Digital Education Leadership: A Concept Paper 

    Brown, Cheryl; Czerniewicz, Laura; Huang, Cheng-Wen; Mayisela, Tabisa (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
    The Commonwealth Digital Education Leadership Training in Action (C-DELTA) is a long-term programme of COL to promote a digital education environment in Commonwealth Member Nations. This concept paper proposes a holistic ...
  • Regional OER Guidelines: Botswana 

    (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
    The purpose of these Guidelines are to provide direction in the use of Open Educational Resources, to increase access to and support quality teaching and learning among students and teachers in the different Regions of the ...
  • Book Review: Flexible Pedagogy, Flexible Practice (Notes From the Trenches of Distance Education) 

    Winkelmans, Tim (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2016-11)
    In summary, the publication achieves the editors’ purposes. It delineates the state of flexible learning in higher education, circa 2010, within the context of available and emergent digital technologies. The contributions ...

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