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

 

Latest Activity

Jan Deurwaarder replied to Alison's discussion Mobile Phone Repair
yesterday
Jan Deurwaarder replied to KABETA BETTY's discussion Betty's Portfolio- SD in TVET: Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
yesterday
Jan Deurwaarder replied to Albentina Leonard Mwakibete's discussion ALBERTINA-PORTFOLIO in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
yesterday
Jan Deurwaarder replied to Albentina Leonard Mwakibete's discussion ALBERTINA-PORTFOLIO in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
yesterday
Alison replied to KABETA BETTY's discussion Betty's Potforlio- SD in TVET: Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
KABETA BETTY replied to KABETA BETTY's discussion Betty's Potforlio- SD in TVET: Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
KABETA BETTY replied to KABETA BETTY's discussion Betty's Potforlio- SD in TVET: Entrepreneurship and Environmental Protection in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
KABETA BETTY added a discussion to the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
Albentina Leonard Mwakibete replied to Albentina Leonard Mwakibete's discussion ALBERTINA-PORTFOLIO in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
Albentina Leonard Mwakibete replied to Albentina Leonard Mwakibete's discussion ALBERTINA-PORTFOLIO in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
Albentina Leonard Mwakibete replied to Albentina Leonard Mwakibete's discussion ALBERTINA-PORTFOLIO in the group SD in TVET Reference Group
Friday
Alison left a comment for Pamela Conover
Thursday
 

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Call for Papers

The 2nd Eldoret International Conference 

Theme Poverty and Sustainable Development in Africa

(EICPSDA 2017)

Kisii University, Eldoret Campus

13th to 14th September 2017

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COL-UNESCO book titled Using ICTs and Blended Learning in Transforming TVET is now available here.

This publication presents a series of case studies discussing the role and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and blended learning in transforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).   

There is a chapter in the Book on INVEST Africa by Shafika Isaacs.

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There is a call for participation to Young Creative Entrepreneurs and Innovators (15 - 35 Years of Age) at the global online2017 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Winners will receive free online training at the Entrepreneurship Campus and support from the global online community.

Deadline for the submission of entries is 31 July 2017!

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Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards 2018

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.

Click here for more information

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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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Mobile Phone Repair 1 Reply

In 2015, we worked with course teams from Kenya to develop print-based flexible learning short courses in several subjects. One of these was mobile phone repair.I have now been given a set of OER videos on this topic, developed by COL's office in…Continue

Tags: OER, mobile-phone

Started by Alison in Courses, Training & Presentations. Last reply by Jan Deurwaarder yesterday.

Emily Portfolio 6 Replies

Day one of the workshop was fantastic:we were taken through sustainable development-definitions,concepts principles and themes.Exciting definition of sustainable development: living on planet earth without taking more than can be replaced.  I must…Continue

Started by EMILY KAWIRA in Community Kudos & Recognition. Last reply by Gaspary Mwanyika on Wednesday.

Sustainable Development Goals - presentation 2 Replies

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Started by Dr. Moses Muhwezi in Assistance Please!. Last reply by Gaspary Mwanyika on Wednesday.

Sustainable Development Goals - presentation 2 Replies

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Started by Dr. Moses Muhwezi in Assistance Please!. Last reply by KABETA BETTY Jun 16.

 
 
 

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New Resources

COL Weekly News Service

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age

Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability for the ICT Sector

Theory and Practice of Online Teaching and Learning

A guide for academic professionals

Policy Brief on MOOCs from COL

 

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Learning and Working in the Informal Economy Toolkit

Access to VET, skills development and transition


What is a MOOC? - YouTube video


* 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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