10 September 2021, Hiroshima, Japan - UNITAR Division for Prosperity has released its first Global Impact Report on the performance of the Educate All open online course library. The Division’s first-ever interactive report summarizes how many lessons were downloaded and completed in 2020.
Imagine being able to curate your own library of mobile-first courses, for your own professional development or to share with others, all for free. This is precisely what EdApp and UNITAR offer through Educate All.
EdApp and UNITAR joined forces in 2020 to open this Educate All public course library of mobile lessons on timely topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The library features courses created by UNITAR as well as contributions from other UN agencies, the private sector, and individual content creators.
Educate All seeks to increase access to adult learning and professional development for underserved and vulnerable groups. The open courses are offered on a mobile-first platform because studies show that, in emerging economies, access to smartphones is more common than to a desktop or laptop computer.
This Global Impact Report reveals that a total of 4,519 learners in 132 countries accessed the lessons from the public library in the first year of this initiative (320 learners did not specify their region). UNITAR content has been particularly successful, with a higher completion rate than average traditional Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
About the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations, providing innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNITAR has unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of online, face-to-face and blended training activities, being a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from public, private and civil society sectors. Find out more at: www.unitar.org
EdApp is an award-winning, mobile first learning management system, that, complete with a rapid authoring tool, content library and suite of mobile apps, is on a mission not just to improve learning outcomes globally with microlearning, but also to democratize learning and help increase access to free, high quality adult education. With about 50,000 lessons already taken every day, EdApp currently helps large businesses and other organizations train and educate their employee populations. Find out more at: www.edapp.com