NBA has developed and implemented a course based on the Guidelines on Open and Distance Learning for Youth and Adult Literacy for the Commonwealth of Learning and Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning. The six-week course was developed on the UIL Learning Hub platform. Each week is approximately eight to nine hours of work for participants, including a synchronous Zoom session with an opportunity for participants to ask questions and interact with each other in breakout sessions, an online tutorial, a discussion forum, a quiz, and a portfolio assignment. While the content is based on the Guidelines, we have drawn on a lot of other sources, research, and our expertise to develop the content and some videos to make the content more interactive. Participants were required to submit weekly portfolio assignments and compile a final portfolio to support the development and implementation of an ODL literacy course for their context. Participants have the option of achieving a participation or a completion certificate.
UIL invited participants from ministries of education, universities, and organizations implementing non-formal youth and adult education. The course started on 2 March 2022, with 128 participants enrolled from 39 countries.