FAO Learning Module

Several months ago, FAO launched its experience capitalziation e-learning module, which is now available in different languages. As all its courses, this contains a mixture of rich content, targeted learning strategies, dynamic screens, interactive tests, exercises with reinforcement feedback and illustrative case studies – targeting novice learners and also experienced professionals wishing to update their skills. This one, and all the e-learning courses are modular and suited to “just in time” learning. Readers can take a specific lesson whenever they need or access it at their own pace and according to their schedule. And in addition to the e-learning materials, readers will find links to online resources, recommended reading, self-study tutorials, checklists and wide-range of job aids.

Experience capitalization is a methodological process through which an experience is identified, analysed and documented, leading to creation of knowledge (for example good practices or lessons learned), which can be shared and used to generate change. This course introduces the methodology and process of experience capitalization. It gives you guidance and tools to help you plan and implement your own experience capitalization process, and ensure its efficiency and effectiveness. The course aims at providing organizations working in development programmes with the necessary tools and skills to plan and implement an experience capitalization process, and contribute to increased efficiency and effectiveness of their work.

The learning programme will create awareness about the conditions and requirements for such a process, and an understanding of the steps to follow. In particular, through the learning programme, learners will identify or acknowledge the value of experience capitalization in their work, build skills to use experience capitalization in their work, be able to use and help others use experience capitalization.

Experience Capitalization for Continuous Learning consists of five units and 13 lessons:

Lesson 1.1: Why learn about experience capitalization?
Lesson 1.2: What is experience capitalization?
Lesson 2.1: Facilitate an experience capitalization process
Lesson 2.2: Facilitation techniques and methods
Lesson 3.1: Frame the experience capitalization process
Lesson 3.2: Plan the experience capitalization process
Lesson 4.1: Gather and organize the information
Lesson 4.2: Analyse
Lesson 4.3: Document the experience
Lesson 4.4: Share Knowledge
Lesson 4.5: Communication products and channels
Lesson 5.1: Adopt, adapt and scale up
Lesson 5.2: Mainstream experience capitalization

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