Our COVID-19 Response: Move Your Training Online

Do you need to move your #training online? Has your face-to-face event been cancelled or postponed? Do you need to create an online learning event in a short time fame?

While we all #StayHome, moving events and training online is more important than ever. But how do we do it and what are important considerations to bare in mind?

Methodological Tips

40 simple and ready-to-use methodological tips that will make your online training event a success.

Design and host online course

As the greatest revolution in today’s education, online learning has a myriad of advantages. We design and host online courses and with this enable learners to study in a self-paced way from distance.

Advise and conceptualize online learning interventions

Learning interventions need to be well thought-out. We conceptualize the entire learning process in order to ensure the best possible outcome of online learning interventions.

Blended learning

Blended learning combines traditional educational methods with online educational material and opportunities for online interaction. This results in flexibility, efficiency and extended reach and gives the advantage of covering all learning styles.

Technology-supported learning

We believe that a wide variety of technologies can strongly enhance learning. This is why we create learning environments in which appropriate technology is integrated to support learners.

Gamification

We design gamification tools to engage participants in challenging and motivating online trainings. Gamification can take different shapes:

  • Serious games that allow an action-oriented and situation-based learning;
  • Badges, points, rewards that make participants want to learn more and that foster their autonomy;
  • Social challenges that allow peer-exchange and informal learning.

Online communities of practice

Learning is more sustainable in the community. We create online community learning and sharing spaces for peer-exchange, coaching,  mentoring and long term support. The online communities allow the participants to have more flexibility that facilitates a long-term commitment.

Learning apps

Learning apps can be used differently depending on the learners’ needs. It can include gamification tools, responsive online courses, just-in-time resources and sharing spaces. An app can also be made in a way that once it is downloaded, it is available offline.

Example projects

UNITAR

Mission Zhobia

Approximately 1.4 billion people live in countries that suffer from conflict and turmoil and peacebuilding remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. Peacebuilding practitioners are well steeped in their technical field of expertise, but are much less well trained in maneuvering through complex socio-political realities. This game serves as a safe space in which practitioners can practice their competencies in a virtual environment.

https://www.missionzhobia.org/

UNITAR

Youth and Peacebuilding Online Course

Adopted in December 2015, UNSC Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security recognizes the importance of the positive contributions which young people are making for the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security.  Maintaining and supporting peace can seem like an overwhelming task, especially for young changemakers.  Prospective changemakers may be wondering, ‘How can I put the Resolution 2250 in practice?’, ‘Where do I start?’, and ‘How can I personally promote lasting peace in the world?’ Being aware of these challenges and dedicated to effectively address them, UNITAR has developed a free e-learning course on Youth and Peacebuilding to provide answers to these and other questions, and to support participants in their efforts to make the world more peaceful, sustainable and prosperous.

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UNCC:Learn

UN CC:Learn

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) is a collaborative initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. The initiative was launched at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit.

During the first three year pilot phase (2011‑2013), UN CC:Learn worked in five countries. During the 2014-2017, it worked with additional countries and developed new learning products and upgraded its learning platform.

UN CC:Learn

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