The FAO elearning Academy offers over 350 multilingual self-paced e-learning courses, accessible free of charge online, and also in downloadable format. The FAO elearning courses allow to learn about a subject based on individual needs and interests, and the format allows to study at one’s own pace, anywhere and at any time.
Its design approach is learner-centred, collaborative, multiplatform and multilingual. Course design starts with a detailed target audience analysis, is based on realistic and measurable learning objectives, includes knowledge assessment tests. A final evaluation certifies the acquisition of competencies, by granting a digital badge.
Each course has a clear purpose, realistic objectives that are measurable through knowledge tests and a final evaluation that certifies the acquisition of competencies, through the Digital Badges system.
The FAO courses aim to give wide access to education worldwide, to geographically dispersed and marginalized individuals, and gender-biased communities.