More than 35 thousand people from all over the world participate in a massive training organized by Procadis and Proapi, two INTA programs.
More than 35 thousand people from all over the world participate in a massive training organized by Procadis and Proapi, two INTA programs. This is the MOOC Beekeeping, an asynchronous course with downloadable materials, forums, videos and live with specialists. The achievement of joint work between project
In quarantine, new spaces were created for reading and virtual training. This was what happened with the MOOC Beekeeping, a massive, online and open course that broke the record with more than 35 thousand attendees from all over the world, in particular, in addition to the Argentine Republic, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador participated, Spain, Peru, Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Denmark, Guinea, Norway, Germany, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Brazil and the United States, among others.
Cecilia Dini - researcher at the Agroindustry Research Center, member of the INTA Beekeeping Program (PROAPI) and academic coordinator of the course - was "very grateful and surprised" by the "unimaginable scope" of the course that went around the world and today it has more than 35 thousand attendees. "It is a massive, online and open course (MOOC) with great acceptance among the global public that went viral," she added. In addition, it is visualized that the course involves people from semi-urban and rural areas. About a third of the enrollment is made up of students, mostly university students, although there is also a high participation of secondary school students.
In relation to the current debates that the course introduces, the realization of live events that recover the voices of the participants and the shared productions, Ana Sonsino –responsible for the education and ICT area of ??the General Directorate of Information, Communication and INTA processes - stressed: "For an educational proposal to be genuine, it must be anchored today and in the problems of the present."
These possibilities of the network and the use of ICT proposes an educational construction in the discipline of unprecedented beekeeping, with the desire that it be sustained over time and that allows a consolidation and renewal of beekeeping in Argentina and Latin America and the Caribbean.