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Cap-Net UNDP Virtual Campus. Damian Indij. May 31, 2013. Purpose of 5th Symposium. The way towards a virtual campus.
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Cap-Net UNDP Virtual Campus Damian Indij May 31, 2013
Purpose of 5th Symposium The way towards a virtual campus For more than 10 years, through a scheme of affiliated networks at country, regional, and global levels, Cap-Net has been delivering capacity building through various types of face-to-face trainings. For increased impact in responding to knowledge demands for sustainable water management, current technologies and connectivity offer Cap-Net the possibility to deliver virtual training, without the need to compete or replace face to face courses.
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Purpose of 5th Symposium Virtual courses • Home page for each course • Videos where trainers address participants • Other type of videos and presentations (as Power Points) used to share contents. • Forums where all participants are expected to participate • A “library” were course related materials are uploaded, including documents, pictures, and links • A “meeting room” where participants and facilitators can share comments, upload documents, etc. • Teleconferences and chat facilities • Room for questions (content and technical service) • Participants completing a course evaluation • Chat facility, so participants can chat with trainers
Purpose of 5th Symposium Virtual campus • Virtual space to be used by networks and task forces • Shared databases for monitoring impact and facilitating information sharing • Tools for teleconferences • Streaming live conferences • First available in English, gradually developed in other languages • User friendly, good technical support, no need for high fast connections (house connections in the South should be enough)
Purpose of 5th Symposium Messages • A virtual campus is not here to replace or compete with face to face capacity development • Virtual education enables response to an increasing demand for capacity development for water resources management • Cap-Net virtual campus to be used by member networks. Specific courses to be designed, developed, and delivered by networks. Support and guidance provided from the Cap-Net secretariat • It is efficient in economic terms, and a low-carbon action • Open source software facilitate updated quality over time
Purpose of 5th Symposium Coming steps • Cap-Net Virtual Campus development: 2nd half 2013 • First virtual course: 1st quarter 2014
Purpose of 5th Symposium Thank you for your attention. Damian Indij LA-WETnet Manager Latin America Water Education & Training Network email@example.com