ICT in Education – A teachers perspective from Fiji

Education in the Pacific is overwhelmed with these changes and information technological advancement. Mobile technology, Learning management systems, web based learning, e-Learning, m-Learning, Open Educational Resources, Interactive classroom technology, smart boards, smart classrooms, these are the many introduced technological approaches to education, introduced as the alternative forms of learning today and beyond. The changes have … Read more

Open Education Resource University (OERu)

Open Education Resource (OERu) has come a long way achieving its long term goal of providing affordable and accessible quality education for all. OERu is the largest advocate of OER in the Pacific region, and is recognized globally in their efforts to promoting accessing affordable, free, quality education through OER. According to Doctor Wayne Mackintosh, … Read more

Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs

To access the website please CLICK HERE.  WELCOME to the Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs! Dear Participant, The survey addresses MOOC learners, MOOC designers and MOOC facilitators. It begins with a few questions on your profile before you are asked to select the survey section that fits best to your main role in … Read more

Research Journal – Future of ODFL, FLANZ

Predicting possible futures in Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning by FLANZ | 11 Jul, 2016 | News    Read the very last edition of DEANZ Journal! Our next edition, out soon, will be a FLANZ JoFDL, with a new hosting platform PKP.   The current issue of the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning … Read more


Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning | COL Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning The Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF8) on Open Learning was co-hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Open University Malaysia (OUM) from 27-30 November 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Forum brought together the best minds in open and distance learning (ODL) … Read more

Teacher to Director Pacific TAFE

Teacher to Director | COL   Teacher to Director “By being a complete distance and flexible learning product, I developed deep passion to promote flexible learning which can transform lives as it has done mine. My motivation to lead Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development (PACFOLD) originates from my learning experience” Hasmukh … Read more

Messaging and EDTECH

“Messaging and EdTech” by by Dr. Venkataraman Balajiwas originally published in the November 2016 issue of Connections, as part of the regular feature “Tech Trends”. Messaging is the most widely used application in networked communication, with billions of messages exchanged daily. For most people in the developing world, a mobile phone is the only network-connected … Read more

TVSD in Tuvalu

Tuvalu to date has very little ongoing technical or skills training for early school leavers or students who are not suited to academic streams, or for adults who need to develop new technical or trade skills, or build on existing skills. There is some private provision as detailed in the COL Tuvalu Country Study (Raturi … Read more