International certification grows in 2012
November 2012 - UNITAR has just been awarded two quality certificates for its courses "Introduction to Peace Operations" and “Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis”. The certificates were delivered by the Open ECBCheck Initiative, the international quality label for e-Learning on capacity building, through its Awarding Body, during a ceremony organized at the 2012 Online Educa Berlin.
UNITAR integrates the ECBCheck Steering Community since its inception. The Institute participated in the three awarding ceremonies organized so far, having previously received quality certificates for its course on Governance in Urban Sanitation (2010) and Innovative Collaboration for Development (2011). The courses “Introduction to Peace Operations” and “Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis” now add to UNITAR’s portfolio of internationally certified courses, in recognition for the fulfillment ofall criteria set by ECBCheck international quality label.
In 2012, nine programmes delivered by five institutions received quality certificates. These institutions have submitted self-assessments and have had their courses validated by a pool of certified peer reviewers who integrate the ECBCheck professional community. UNITAR also integrates the pool of peer reviewers. Having developed substantial expertise with the peer review process over the past three years, the Institute currently counts with three in-house professional reviewers who contribute to the ECBCheck Initiative. In the ECBCheck quality certification process organized in 2012, UNITAR participated in the peer-review phase, assessing 4 courses.
For further information about the ECBCheck Initiative visit: http://ecbcheck.efquel.org
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