COL recognised outstanding achievement in this year’s Excellence in Distance Education Awards (EDEA), held at the Eighth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The awards acknowledge excellence achieved at many points in the learning process: at the institutional level, in the development of learning materials and in terms of individual educator and student attainment.

EDEA are only presented every three years and this year’s winners represent some of the best individuals and institutions from across the Commonwealth.

The winners are:

Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement
National Institute of Open Schooling

Award of Excellence for Open and Distance Education Materials
Open University Malaysia

Award of Excellence for Open and Distance Education Materials
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Award of Excellence for an eLearning Experience in Difficult Circumstances
Elvis Amenya

The Award of Excellence for Distance Learning Experience in a Degree Granting Programme
Clement Ndahani