The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organization supporting governments and educational institutions to increase access to quality education and training leveraging the power of information and communication technologies.
Within the overall goals of learning for sustainable development, in the current strategic plan (2015-2021), COL focuses on improving the livelihoods by providing advanced ICT skills training to boys and girls in the Commonwealth.
Working in collaboration with several partner institutions, COL supports advanced ICT courses leading to employment and entrepreneurship. COL has developed about 30 advanced ICT courses in different areas that are available as Open Educational Resources (OER) for anyone to use free of cost.
While increasing access to course materials is necessary, it is important to offer skills training courses to assist the learners receive appropriate support to get absorbed in the industry post training.
Considering the complexity of ICT skills training at scale, COL in partnership with Amphisoft Technologies, Chennai intends to promote job role-based skills training in the Commonwealth as a pilot project covering about 250 learners of which at least 50% shall be female. The overall objective of the programme is to assist youth in the Commonwealth improve skills and livelihoods.
E-Box is a Technology Enabled Active Learning and
Assessment platform for technology and engineering
domains apart from the basic LMS components like
quizzes, assignments, lesson components.