17 professionals have been trained on how to deliver effective online adult learning in West Africa as part of a four-session training of trainers organized by UN CC:Learn and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy.

UN CC:Learn and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy delivered a four-session online training of trainers to participants in 13 countries of the West African hub. In total, 17 professionals, mostly working within the academia field, have been trained on development and delivery of e-learning courses.

The training had been originally conceived as a PAGE Senegal activity, however its scope expanded, building on UN CC:Learn experience in e-learning and following one of the key recommendations of an online consultation organized by UN CC:Learn in June 2020, in which stakeholders in the region agreed to deliver trainings on the development of MOOCs and e-learning tools.

The West African hub aims to enhance capacity and skills among professional from across its 13 member countries, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo- In this context, the training of trainers suited perfectly this objective. Over the four sessions, participants were walked through the ins and outs of e-learning by a UN CC:Learn expert, giving them a broad overview of the steps and processes to develop effective online learning for adults. The main learning objectives were:

  • Explain how adults learn.
  • Describe the process of developing e-learning courses.
  • Differentiate the phases of the A.D.D.I.E Model.
  • Describe the functioning principles of e-learning platforms.
  • Identify authoring tools for developing interactive lessons.

Each session lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes, and allowed for interaction, with participants actively engaging in discussions among themselves and with tutors. They also had to work on assignments and at the end they received a Certification of Participation. After undertaking this learning experience, they are better equipped to develop e-learning modules on climate change and foster e-learning more broadly across West Africa. This was validated by a survey conducted right after the last session, in which 87,5% of respondents said they have learned how to develop and assess effective online adult learning.

Find out more about UN CC:Learn work in West Africa here.