Online learning offers students a unique learning experience where programmes and courses are offered using a variety of distance-education methods to help you complete a study programme or course according to your schedule.
In self-paced self study you will access the content and work through the modules by yourself. To help you decide if distance education is for you, consider the following:
  • Are you strongly motivated to achieve your education goals?
  • Are you comfortable without face-to-face interaction?
  • Do you have good organizational and planning skills?
  • Are you prepared to devote at least 5 hours of study time per week, per course?
  • Are your comfortable using email, computers, and other technologies that may be required for some courses?
  • Are you able to understand written instructions and written material on your own?
If this sounds like you, then you may be ready to undertake an AVA online course.
The courses cover key areas in the field of ICT for Development such as utilizing the potential of ICTs for reaching out to remote communities, improving ICT project management, implementing ICT applications including e-health, e-government, e-learning, providing a strategic framework for ICT development, and ultimately, bridging the digital divide and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. New courses in these or related areas are constantly being developed.
Each training tracks have different target audience and goals.
  • The modules of the Academy have been developed to equip policy makers and other government officials with knowledge and skills in the field of ICT for Development.
  • Primer Series aims to cultivate students and youth to become future leaders who are equipped with the knowledge and skills on using ICT for sustainable development.
  • The Knowledge Sharing Series incorporates a strong demand by APCICT partners for thematic learning materials that can offer a practical, action-oriented insight into the broad ICTD-policy framework provided by the modules of APCICT's "Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders" (Academy).
These online courses, however, are available for everybody interested.
All first time online learners have to adjust their learning styles for their initial experience. However, most adapt quite quickly and many come to prefer this approach.
Browse the course descriptions and see if you feel any of these might be useful. If so, enroll and participate.
There is no charge for participating in e-learning courses.
There are no strict requirements. Courses, however, target policy makers and other government officials with the objective of giving them essential knowledge and skills needed to fully leverage opportunities presented by ICTs to achieve national development goals.
No, but APCICT is currently exploring partnerships with universities to make this possible. Currently passing the final test with score higher than 80% for a module makes one eligible for an e-certificate, passing all eight modules in the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders Programme will make one eligible for a printed certificate.
The Academy modules are released as [open educational resources] (OER). Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use, and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.