Free Course: Climate Literacy for All

Interested in understanding the science of climate change? Unsure what the issues are, how to respond and what to do? Then join COL’s six-week MOOC “Climate Literacy for All”, which runs from 9 November to 17 December 2023. Taught by experts from The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, the course is free and open … Read more

FREE COURSE: Quality Assurance for ODFL for Pacific Countries

Course Description Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) has the potential to enhance access and achieve equity in educational provision. However, it is important for providers to have sound quality assurance mechanisms in place to maximise learning benefits and gain positive perceptions of this mode of provision from the public. This course, QA40DFL2, follows on … Read more

Assessment Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (AS4ODFL)

PACFOLD is excited to announce the offering of Assessment Skills for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (AS4ODFL) – a free online course that will be facilitated by the Centre for Flexible Learning at the University of the South Pacific. Learning outcome In this short online course teachers will design online activity-based assessment to support teaching and learning. … Read more

Quality assurance for open distance and flexible learning (Part 1)

Free Professional Development Opportunity for Pacific Teachers The Pacific Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning is excited to announce the inaugural offering of Quality Assurance for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning (QA4ODFL) – a free online course that will be facilitated by Ephraim Mhlanga, Programme Specialist Quality Assurance at Saide in South Africa. Learning outcome On … Read more

Free Course: Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers

We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for a third offering of the Advanced Cybersecurity Training for Teachers course beginning January 23, 2023. Participants need to have completed the introductory Cybersecurity Training for Teachers (CTT) course. Alternatively, they should have completed a similar course or have a relevant background. Over four weeks, … Read more

PCF10 Innovations for Educational Resilience

The Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum (PCF10) on Open Learning, co-hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University (AU), was held in Calgary in Canada between 14 and 16 September, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference was Innovations for Educational Resilience. The University of the South Pacific (USP) was represented at this forum through … Read more

Partnership for ODFL in the Pacific

News Selection – February 2022 With support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand, COL launched the ‘Partnership for Open, Distance and Flexible Learning in the Pacific’ project, in collaboration with PACFOLD. This five-year project aims to enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Pacific education sector through the greater use of … Read more