Abuja, Nigeria

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) are hosting the Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7). The Forum will address "Open Learning for Development: Towards Empowerment and Transformation" through five themes: girls' and women's education, skills development, promoting open educational resources (OER), innovation and technology, and institutional development.

Each of the themes will explore in depth a number of past and contemporary issues and challenges and how the potential of open and distance learning (ODL) and appropriate technology can be harnessed or are being used to address them. In addition there will be under each theme analytical discussions of case studies, models, tools, and approaches on the use of ODL to promote learning for development. They will include: plenary and parallel sessions, panel discussions, training workshops, open networking streams, social networking and online media, roundtables, marketplace, "show and tell", etc. Click here for more information about the forum.

Registration information:
Full registration fees are US$500 before September 13, and US$ 650.00 after September 13. The full conference rate includes: registration, evening welcome reception on Monday, lunch (Tuesday to Friday), tea/coffee, gala dinner, access to conference cultural evenings, conference kit, book of abstracts, and conference materials.
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