• COL’s mission is to help governments, institutions and organisations expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using appropriate open, distance and technology-based approaches. In 2021 -2027, COL will: i) build on its expertise in ODL, OER and TEL to play a more influential role in national policy development and implementation; ii) invest in innovations and research; iii) support the digital transformation of institutions and organisations; iv) promote gender equality; and v) implement a rigorous monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Globally, children with disabilities are disadvantaged in the school environment. They are also disproportionately represented among out-of-school children. COL’s new publication provides a means to address this crisis of exclusion of persons with identified and unidentified disabilities.

  • This guide describes how educators can use assistive technologies to promote an inclusive environment that accommodates the different ways learners assimilate information and learn. It introduces them to a range of assistive technologies that address individual learners’ needs and help them overcome the barriers they face.

  • This document includes examples of policies which are currently available and could inform new policy development in countries where a policy framework currently does not exist or needs to be updated.

  • This brief to Ministers of Education provides examples of how governments and institutions made it possible for people to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies factors that contributed to success.

  • This publication aims to help policy makers and education leaders re-think existing models of education and training in the post-COVID-19 world. It showcases some of the most successful examples of developing policy, improving pedagogy and supporting institutional practice.