INVEST Africa

~ Innovation in Vocational and Educational Skills Training

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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.

For more information, please click here.

If you need assistance with this site, please contact us at flexibleskills@colfinder.org

 

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COL President appointed to UNESCO IITE Governing Board

COL President and CEO Professor Asha Kanwar has been appointed to the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)

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ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END

My nine years as Education Specialist at COL have now come to an end and it is time for me to bid you adieu. I want to thank every member of our partner institutions for joining the journey towards flexible and blended TVET. We have laughed a lot and learned a lot and I hope that your journey will continue. So many people have benefited from your efforts to improve access and quality in skills training. 

I am going back to consultancy and will be busy in Sierra Leone for a while. I am sure many of our paths will cross again.

You can find me here:

www.linkedin.com/in/alisonmeadrichardson/

twitter.com/alisonmead3

www.facebook.com/alison.meadrichardson

 

May your God keep you safe

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Connections

July 2018 - Vol. 23, No. 2 

 COL is pleased to share the latest issue of our newsletter, Connections.

 In this issue:

·  CHOGM 2018

·  C-Delta - new platform for digital education skills

·  Learner Analytics: A Pathway to increased learner success in ODFL

·  Tech Trends: Privacy and trust in an era of Big Data

·  And much more!

We hope you will enjoy it. Click here to read or download the full issue. 

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The latest issue of the latest issue of Journal of Learning for Development (JL4DVol.5, No.2, 2018  is out. 

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TWITTER

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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Tribute to Dr. Alison 16 Replies

Dr. Alison, You came, and managed to change the way we provide TVET in Africa.You are leaving an indelible mark in our personal well-being and TVET institutional structures.Members, join me in paying tribute to Dr. Alison.Hongera Daktari!Continue

Started by Robert Okinda in Administrative Notices. Last reply by Josephine Angeline Aguda Oct 24.

Daktari Alison: A worthy Trojan!

It is unimaginable to imagine (sorry about the repetition!) that anyone in the CLN clan can ever fully express what Dr Alison represents to TVET in Africa. I try not to get too emotional each time I reflect on the inevitability. The consolation,…Continue

Started by Dr Eshiotse, Sunny Gabriel in Assistance Please! Oct 15.

Welcome Ms Terry.

I'm joining others to welcome you, Ms Terry to your new assignment in COL.It my prayer that God will give you the grace and wisdom to move TVET to the next level in the Caribbean and Africa. Hope you will soon visit us in Africa especially Nigeria…Continue

Started by Uduak Inyang-Udoh in Assistance Please! Oct 14.

Dr Alison - The Game Changer In TVET.

It is unbelievable that Dr Alison is no longer with COL. The Consolation is that during her tenure she brought about the way TVET is run in Caribbean and Africa especially in Yaba College of Technology.Within a period of six months after meeting…Continue

Started by Uduak Inyang-Udoh in Assistance Please! Oct 14.

 
 
 

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* Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit Resources for Teachers & Educators


* Gender and Entrepreneurship Resource Kit, from International Labour Organization.

* Small Scale Business Management full course materials

*  Course Design for the Informal Sector workshop materials

* 3 Ways To Quickly Share Bunches of Links With Your Students

* UNESCO TVET Video about Youth Employment Opportunities. Nice clips about the types of training offered.

* Exploring the Business Case for OERs

* Free, open-source alternative to Google Analytics- http://piwik.org/

* CLN Glossary
Learn about terms we use in the CLN. http://flexibleskillsdevelopment.ning.com/page/glossary

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