Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning

16 May 2019

The ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland  from 9 – 12 September 2019. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has partnered with The Open University to co-host the Forum and the theme is: Innovations for Quality Education and Lifelong Learning, with sub themes:

  • Employability
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Opening up Education
  • Technology.

An Online Forum is planned for June/July and serves as a preview of what’s to come at the Forum (PCF9). The Online Forum is a platform for people to share their experiences, engage in lively discussions with preeminent experts, and explore emerging issues to guide discussion topics for PCF9.


The Forum is comprised of four separate online sessions: 1) Employability 2) Equity and Inclusion 3) Opening up Education 4) Technology. Participants can register to participate in any number of sessions. The Online Forum is free and the four sessions run concurrently for the 4-week period. The sessions are open 24/7 for participation.