~ Innovation in Vocational and Educational Skills Training
Welcome to the INVEST Community Learning Network or CLN.
Commonwealth of Learning is working in partnership with the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa - CAPA - to support their member institutions who are working to integrate ICT into TVET teaching and learning. This activity is called INVEST - Innovation in Vocational Education & Skills Training.
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Deadline for the submission of entries is 31 July 2017!
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Congratulations to Shafika Isaacs - named Woman of Stature 2017 in South Africa for her work in education.
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Commonwealth theme for the year
Each year a theme is chosen for Commonwealth Day. The theme informs events to mark the day and helps to guide activities by Commonwealth organisations throughout the year.
Theme - “A peace-building Commonwealth”
Visit Commonwealth Day to find out more about Commonwealth Day - Monday, March 13
Regional Consultations on OERs: Stakeholder Survey
COL, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, is currently conducting regional consultations on Open Educational Resources (OERs).
As part of the consultations, COL is conducting a stakeholder survey and is looking for feedback from TVET institutions.
The deadline to respond to the survey is May 17, 2017.
Open Education Week
March 27-31, 2017
This is the week when special emphasis is put on Open Education to involve more practitioners and students, celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and get more people excited about the benefits of openness in education.
Call for participation is open until February 28th, 2017
Ideas about activities or events to engage in during the open education week is available here https://www.openeducationweek.
Connect with fellow Open Education Week participants
Nominations and submission are invited to recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of education professionals and bodies that have made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.
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We are trying to raise the profile of #flexibleTVET on Twitter. Please join me there and you are welcome to follow me @alisonmead3
Let's start tweeting about flexible TVET and tell the world what you are achieving.
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