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Why learning analytics for capacity development?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:51:56 +0000

Capacity development is a founding principle of the ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy to secure better decent work outcomes through improved services to constituents. However, how can we increase the effectiveness of capacity building programmes for costituents and players in the world of work? Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection and

The future of learning is out there. Call for stories.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:48:41 +0000

The first edition of the ‘Future of Learning’ magazine has been launched earlier this year. It contains a selection of 12 stories that reflect interesting institutional learning practices incorporating signals from the future, from micro-learning to macro-learning, from real gamification simulations towards virtual augmented immersive learning experiences and much more.

From Global to Local: using Massive Open Online Courses for content creation

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:19:09 +0000

As part of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Humanitarian Essentials, jointly organised by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and ITCILO from 16 October to 12 November 2017, participants were asked to submit a case study exercise. This assignment had as objective to internalise the learning contents of the MOOC

Gender equality helps us reach our full potential

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:21:13 +0000

Women team members of the DELTA/MDP unit.        Today, March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, recognizing women for their achievements without regards to divisions. Adopted by the United Nations in 1975, it commemorates the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century. In

Become a Social Changemaker

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 09:23:20 +0000

The ITCILO is organizing its first course on Communication for Development From 12 to 15 June 2018, the ITCILO will invite development practitioners, policymakers, creatives and academics for 4 interactive face-to-face training days on communication for development. Through interactive sessions, inspiring talks and a creative lab setting, participants will learn

Learning and Technology Innovation for Capacity Development

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:25:04 +0000

Technology transforming learning Once thought of as just a part of ‘resources‘in the learning experience, we‘ve come to see how technology can be so much more than that. It can play a key role in all elements of the training and learning environment. Technology can shape, and reshape, who is

Graphic Design in Development

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:44:02 +0000

A case for sustainability, universality and true human needs. Design for world peace Back in 1945, a Yale architecture graduate called Donald McLaughin designed one of the world’s most recognizable symbols: the United Nations emblem. But at that time he wasn’t fully aware of the impact his design would have.

ITCILO’s first Futures Foresight Course

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:50:16 +0000

Join ITCILO’s first Foresight course on October 30th and use a range of innovative tools for collaborative foresight. Purpose-specific futures, foresight and horizon scanning methods can help ILO staff and constituents to consider issues more deeply and to better inform a wide range of work, from policy and programming, project formulation and implementation,

Work 4 Human Development: New Microlearning Prototype

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:35:40 +0000

In the last few months we have been very busy working on an innovation project adopting micro-learning methodology. The microlearning prototype, “A Crash Course on Work for Human Development” rethinks and broadens the concept of work that goes beyond simply jobs or employment. It aims to explain the fundamentals of

How Futures Foresight informs decision-making

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:38:46 +0000

In the Ancient world, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek seers often relied on the interpretation of dreams to predict the future. While seers are no longer viewed as mystical figures connected to the divine, their vocation – that of predicting the future – is morphing into a new academic discipline that