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Lord Asa Briggs with James Maraj, President of the Commonwealth of Learning, and others

Image of Lord Asa Briggs with James Maraj, President of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and others

Commonwealth of Learning established

1988

Commonwealth governments sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of The Commonwealth of Learning on 1 September 1988. Set up in Canada, its purpose is to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.