Commonwealth of Learning

Commonwealth of Learning

The Commonwealth Of Learning (COL) was created by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to help developing nations improve access to quality education and training. The COL is a voluntary association of more than 50 independent sovereign states that encourages the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources, and technologies.

The COL’s mandate is to put resources into the hands of teachers in Africa so raise the quality and standard of education on the continent. This project had a short timeline and small budget. The site had to be simple enough to allow users to access the base set of learning modules, and flexible enough to let COL adapt the modules for local needs and then propagate easily through the whole domain.

Affinity Bridge rebuilt the existing site to be more editable and collaborative. Users could modify the site as needed, and contribute to the content as required. We incorporated the educational resource database into the site, making it searchable by all users. 

Teachers throughout Africa now have access to a growing pool of resources to help them deliver and develop their curricula. Content is both international and homegrown, allowing teachers to choose what best suits their specific needs and styles. The improved sharing capabilities of the site mean that teachers can now access more resources as well as share their own with peers and colleagues quickly and easily.