COL’s idea of a "classroom without walls" can make a contribution. We can imagine a situation where a learner in a typically unconnected environment can access a lesson in a Learning Management System (LMS), and complete an assignment, with her/his credentials intact and available to the teacher. Learners can also participate in a socializing process through visiting and commenting on a blog related to the learning materials and courses. Aptus, COL's innovative device prototype, was launched in Sep 2013 by HE Dr Kamalesh Sharma, then-Secretary General of the Commonwealth. Since then several variations have been released. Aptus has been tested in 17 countries.