• Strategic Plan

    The strategic plan outlines the strategic direction for the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning Foundation (‘3CL’ or ‘3CL Foundation’) for the two-year period 2024-2025.


    Strategic Plan
  • What we do

    Critical Communications. Connected Learning.

    What We Do

The Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning  Foundation (The 3CL Foundation – 3CL for short) is a public EdTech foundation registered in Malta in February 2017 to operate as an arms-length Education Foundation #LPF-246.

We are funded by an annual grant from the Government of Malta, and from projects undertaken in collaboration with organisations such as the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the European Commission.

We operate as a knowledge hub for a global network of groups, agencies, institutions and educators in the rapid deployment of EdTech programmes in the Commonwealth and the EU.

Much of our output is published as a public good, under a Creative Commons licence. The 3CL has a legacy of organising high-profile conferences, peer-learning events, workshops and communities of practice. We are particularly passionate about EdTech programmes and pilots that can facilitate rapid change.

Critical Communications. Connected Learning. That’s what we do.

Connected learning

The principles of connected learning have been part of the education vernacular for several years and before the advent of the Internet. They are built on the three core values of social equity, full participation and social connection. Connected learning advocates broadened access to learning focusing exclusively on the learner experience rather than on specific platforms or technologies.

What we do

The Foundation’s service portfolio includes:
Knowledge Brokerage (matching stakeholder needs with wants); Applied Research (focusing on Lifelong Learning, Digital & Media Literacies, and Emerging Technologies in Education); Accreditation of Online Learning (with an interest in Verifiable Credentials). Our advocacy work focuses on combating online disinformation; and promoting Inclusion & Equity through Digital Education.

Get involved

We are signatories to the Groningen Declaration Network and have MOUs in place with organisations such as the ILO, RISE, GIZ, On Our Radar, and the DQ Institute.

The 3CL can activate an extensive global network to support international communities of practice and the rapid deployment of projects for the public good. We frequently collaborate with partners working on international EdTech projects which have resonance with our core service areas. If you would like to participate in the Foundation as a stakeholder, partner or expert, please get in touch.

Our Latest Content

Blockchain and education conference Lille, Lilliard Innovation Centre, University of Lille, 27-29 May 2019

Blockchain and Education: Lille Conference Examines The Next Steps

In the run up to the joint 3CL and Universite' de Lille Blockchain Conference, Lille, 28-29 May, we take a look at why the time is propitious to examine the scope of this enabling technology in the field of education.
What is connected learning?

What is Connected Learning? Definitions & Status

A brief definition of Connected Learning, and overview of its current status in digital education focusing on MOOCS as an example.

Blockchain and Connected Learning Conference, Malta

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The 3CL conference 'Blockchain, Credentials and Connected Learning', on 17 and 18 May 2018 in Malta, brings together thought leaders, policy makers and educators to discuss four key themes: connected learning through blockchain; learning and earning; decentralising education; and sovereignty and identity.