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COL partners with UK varsity for distance learning conference

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The of Learning (COL), an intergovernmental organisation created by Heads of Government, has forged a partnership with Britain's (OU) for an open, distance and

OU will co-host the ninth Pan-Forum (PCF9) in Edinburgh, from September 9-12, 2019, COL said in a statement on Tuesday.

"This forum will promote innovations to strengthen access to quality and lifelong learning for all," said Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, COL.

"I am delighted that PCF 9 will be held jointly with The UK, which has been an inspiration to the open and community around the Commonwealth," she added.

Headquartered in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, COL is the world's only intergovernmental organisation solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance and open learning.

Held every three years, the PCF attracts over 600 delegates from across the 53 nation members of the Commonwealth and beyond.

COL said it would also present at the conference its "Excellence in Distance Awards" to individuals and institutions that have demonstrated remarkable achievements in the promotion of open learning.



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First Published: Tue, July 31 2018. 19:58 IST