The APCICT Virtual Academy, an online distance learning platform launched in June 2009, is part of the multi-channel delivery mechanism that APCICT employs in the implementation of its flagship ICT for development (ICTD) capacity building programmes, “Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders” (Academy), “Primer Series on ICTD for Youth” (Primer Series), "Women ICT Frontier Initiative" (WIFI), and “Knowledge Sharing Series” (KSS), which aim to equip government officials, youth, and educators with the essential knowledge and skills they need to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve national development goals.
APCICT Virtual Academy allows learners to access online courses designed to enhance their knowledge in a number of key areas of ICTD including utilizing the potential of ICTs for reaching out to remote communities, increasing access to information, improving delivery of services, promoting lifelong learning, and ultimately, bridging the digital divide and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
All APCICT Virtual Academy courses are characterized by easy-to-follow virtual lectures, slides and quizzes. Users who successfully complete the Academy courses are rewarded with APCICT’s certificate of completion. All Academy modules, four issues of the Primer Series, and two series of KSS are available in English. Localized versions of the Academy modules are also available in Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Russian, and Vietnamese. In addition, plans for more content development and further localization are underway.
Through APCICT VIRTUAL ACADEMY:
It is designed to ensure that all the Academy modules are easily accessible anywhere in the world for download, re-use, customization and translation.
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AVA has broadened my knowledge and it has given me the necessary skills and experience in understanding, seeing, and utilizing ICT for development purposes.