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1 FAO E-learning Center FAO, Partnerships Advocacy and Capacity Development Division Cristina Petracchi Elearning Team Leader Rome, 23 March, 2016

2 The FAO E-learning Center Education for all Anytime Anywhere Public good 450,000 learners throughout the world Transfer of skills and competences Multilingual Free of charge

3 A broad offering of a unique series of courses Food & Nutrition Security Responsible Governance of Tenure Climate Change Social Protection and Resilience Markets & Investments Gender M&E and Impact Assessment Markets & Investments Information & Knowledge Management

4 E-learning Center Course categories:

5 Our Services The FAO e-learning group offers three main services: Design, develop and deliver e-learning programmes in thematic areas related to agriculture, and food and nutrition security for the benefit of member countries. Provide support in the design and delivery of face to face local capacity development interventions. Design, develop and deliver blended learning programmes aiming at strengthening institutional and individual capacities.

6 giz Our Partners for Content Development

7 What our Learners Say 98% liked the learning style 83% recommended courses to others 93% gained new knowledge and skills 89% use information learned on the job

8 Workflow for the production of learning materials Curriculum Design Partners Curriculum Coordinator (SME) Instructional Designers Curriculum outline Content Development Authors (SMEs) Reviewers (SMEs) Content Storyboard Development Instructional Designers Reviewers (SMEs) Editors Storyboard Translation/Adaptation Translators (SMEs) Storyboard translated Course Production and Delivery Courseware Developers Illustrators Graphic designers Final interactive course

9 Steps for curriculum design A preliminary analysis is undertaken to understand the learning needs of the target audience. The analysis is completed at a consultative workshop by experts and institutional representatives involved with the project. E-learning curriculum The outcome of the workshop will be used to design the e-learning curriculum. Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit

10 Learner-centered approach Not everything we know about the subject Only the content NEEDED by the target audience to support their job performance

11 A task-oriented approach Who is the target audience? What key tasks should they perform to better assess and manage risk in agriculture? What do they need to know to perform those tasks?

12 Examples

13 Examples Personal Learning Path to respond to specific individual needs and interests

14 Dissemination Scenarios Internet CD-Rom E-learning Content Online tutored courses Face to face

15 Uptake, impact and scaling up UN and Development Agencies Supporting staff development UNICEF UNITAR UNHCR WFP European Union GIZ UNU ITC-ILO UNDP Universities & Academic institutions Enhancing University Curricula AVU COL UDUAL Open University of Catalonia University of Pretoria Anhalt University NGOs and CSOs Enriching capacity development activities LINGOS GRET APC IFRC UNITAR ITC-ILO E-learning Content

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17 A few examples Blended Learning Programmes Improving the abilities of Regional Organizations to develop, implement and monitor food security training programmes The project has supported 3 regional organizations in designing, developing and delivering learning programmes to strengthen capacities of food security professionals in their member states. ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations FSIS 10 Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam

18 A few examples Blended Learning Programmes Improving the abilities of Regional Organizations to develop, implement and monitor food security training programmes COMESA - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa 19 Countries: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe CILSS Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States 17 Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

19 Capacity Development in support of CAADP Blended learning programmes in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) The learning programmes provided a continuous learning opportunity over several months using "blended learning" Facilitated online workshop Face-to-Face workshop Online mentoring They made extensive use of e-learning courses developed through the EU-FAO partnership. CILSS ECOWAS COMESA

20 Looking ahead to future needs Learning needs assessments are being conducted for future courses on Resilience in the context of Food Security Responsible Agricultural Investments

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