FAO eLearning courses have been designed and developed in collaboration with a number of FAO units and external partners. All eLearning courses are available online and are free of charge as a global public good through the FAO ⓔLearning Center.
FAO e-learning courses cover a wealth of topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources.
All courses are designed for self-paced learning, and offered free of charge.
The FAO e-learning courses are modular and suited to "just in time" learning. You can take a specific lesson whenever you need or access comprehensive courses, at your own pace and according to your schedule.
In addition to the e-learning materials, you will find links to online resources, recommended reading, self-study tutorials, checklists and wide-range of job aids to get you started in applying what you have learned.
To get a quick sample of what is on offer, try a lesson of one of the following courses:
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FAO e-learning courses' learners come from all around the globe, with the majority of them located in Africa and Asia. To date, the FAO ⓔLearning Center has reached a global audience of more than 450,000 users since the first course was released.
The richness of materials reflects the broad range of experts and institutions who have worked with FAO ⓔLearning Center in the design, development and adaption of the FAO ⓔLearning Center's courses to meet the needs of a broad range of users.
If you would like to learn more about the methodology the FAO ⓔLearning Center uses for the design and development of its e-learning courses, see the following publication: E-learning Methodologies.
The FAO ⓔLearning Center:
You can take free e-learning courses from one of the categories below:
- FAO E-learning courses (FAO document repository)
- Success stories on information and communication technologies for agriculture and rural development (FAO document repository)
- Open Educational Resources: the future of Education, co-created with You (AIMS)
- Free online courses from the European Multiple MOOC Aggregator EMMA (AIMS)