The Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4)
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
COL is an intergovernmental organization created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.

The Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning is held biennially, co-hosted by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) with different partners in different regions of the Commonwealth each time.

Previous Forums:

First Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Brunei, 1999

Second Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Durban, 2002

Third Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learnin, New Zealand, 2004

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
Chief Editors: Professor Stewart Marshall, The University of the West Indies, Barbados, and Professor Wal Taylor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa. ISSN: 1814-0556.

Millenium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions.

The Caribbean Association for Distance and Open Learning (CARADOL)
CARADOL is a regional association that aims to: promote and advance the use of Open and Distance Learning as a means of contributing to the developmental goals of the Caribbean; foster an understanding of the theory and practice of Open and Distance Learning; and facilitate research and disseminate information within the Caribbean on Open and Distance Learning.

The Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning
The Jamaican Association for Distance and Open Learning (JADOL) is a national association that aims to promote, enhance and develop the practice of distance and open learning in Jamaica for individual, institutional and na tional development.

The Public Knowledge Project
A federally funded research initiative that seeks to improve the scholarly and public quality of academic research through innovative online environments such as this one.

The University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC)
UWIDEC is the arm of The University of the West Indies (UWI) that aims to provide world class distance education for Caribbean people, and in so doing help UWI achieve its mandate of widening access to tertiary level education and training, thereby unlocking the potential of the region for growth and development.

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