Yesterday, a message arrived in my mail box announcing that new UN e-Learning initiative, launched in Berlin, will offer developing countries opportunities to draw upon a rich array of training and capacity-building resources. This is a really interesitng development.
Sixteeen UN agencies came together at the Online-Educa conference, and the UNU was represented by Dr. Virginie Aimard from the European Vice Rectorate.
Here is the cool part. “By agreeing to pool and share their collective training resources and shift towards technology supported learning, the initiative will help UN agencies eliminate duplicative activities, reduce costs, and reach a wider client base.”
But one thing to remember please, UNESCO have a brilliant platform for sharing course materiials that is really worth looking at. It is called the Open Training Platform and it would provide an excellent vehicle for UN agencies to stock-take on the courses that are currently available in the UN system – simply by inputing the information into OTP.
Anyway, sounds like UN elearn is off to a good start. You can download all the presentations from the UNEP supported website. The photo is courtesy of the UNEP organizing team.
By the way, this blog post marks the 100th posting by the UNU Media Studio!