Excellence in Distance Education Awards

By honouring excellence in distance education, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) gives due recognition to remarkable achievements and endeavours to benefit those who seek to emulate examples of good practice in the field. COL’s Excellence in Distance Education Awards (EDEA) acknowledge the distinction achieved at many points in the learning process: at the institutional level, in the development of learning materials, and in terms of a learner’s experiences.

EDEA are highly valued by the recipients and considered as recognition of achievement by institutions/organisations and individuals around the Commonwealth. They are presented every three years during the Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF). Colleagues in open, distance and technology-enabled learning are encouraged to attend the PCF and make a submission for the awards based on the requirements under the three types: Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement, Award of Excellence for Open and Distance Education Materials, and Award of Excellence for Innovations in Distance and Online Learning.

The 2019-2022 awards will be presented at the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) which will take place in Calgary, Canada, from 14 to 16 September 2022, jointly organised with Athabasca University.

Colleagues in open, distance and technology-enabled learning are encouraged to attend the PCF10 and make a submission for the awards based on the requirements under the three types.

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