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COL President and CEO

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is proud to partner with Open University Malaysia (OUM) to host the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8) ... read more

OUM President / Vice-Chancellor

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am pleased to welcome all delegates to Kuala Lumpur for the 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8) ... read more

About The Forum


The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) will be organising its 8th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF8) in partnership with Open University Malaysia. The Forum, held triennially, will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 27 November to 30 November 2016.

PCF8 provides an opportunity for the Commonwealth community to exchange knowledge and experiences, identify important trends and explore applications of open and distance learning in widening access, bridging the digital divide and advancing the social and economic development of communities and countries. It brings together prominent keynote speakers, scholars, researchers and practitioners in the area of open, online and flexible learning.

Apart from the intellectual discourse, participants also get to experience Malaysia’s scenic beauty and, its culinary and cultural diversity. PCF8 is an event not to be missed.


Open, Online and Flexible Learning: The Key to Sustainable Development


Important Deadlines

# Title Date
1 Abstract Submission 15 April 2016 - 15 July 2016
2 Notification of Abstract Acceptance 5 August 2016
3 Full Paper Submission 5 September 2016
4 Notification of Full Paper Acceptance 30 September 2016
5 Early Bird Registration 11 October 2016
6 Camera Ready Copy Submission 17 October 2016
7 The Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning 27 November - 30 November 2016
8 Market Exchange 4 November 2016

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