Welcome to IDLO's E-learning Space
IDLO is an established provider of high quality training services, with more than 26 years of experience working with legal and development professionals. More than 20,000 people have been trained by IDLO, creating one of the largest practitioner networks in the world. These alumni continue to work with IDLO and in partnership with each other to share information and improve their knowledge and skills.
1 - What is E-Learning
E-Learning is training provided using the
Internet. E-learning means moving away from the traditional classroom
learning experience and into the learner’s world. It means that
participants can learn at any time and any place around the world.
Generally speaking, E-Learning refers to the use of the
internet to deliver learning or training programmes. It means the
participant can learn without geographical or scheduling barriers. It
is learning that relies on the internet for accessing learning
materials and interacting with experts and fellow learners. As a
participant, you will be able to access our courses from any computer
which has an internet connection (once you have registered in our LMS
(Learning Management System). E-Learning offers a unique opportunity to
interact with participants across the world, creating a network of
experts with similar professional interests, from your computer.
2 - Why Choose IDLO's E-Learning
IDLO has more than 20 years of experience in
delivering training for adults around the world. IDLO provides lawyers,
regulators and officials with practical skills for designing,
maintaining and servicing market economies; improving legal frameworks;
and building their professional capacity in commercial law and
transactions, investment, development assistance and international
In 2002, IDLO expanded into offering policy dialogues and
training seminars using videoconference facilities, supported by
self-study posted modules on the web. As a consequence, in 2003, IDLO
became a member of the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network
(GDLN) which facilitates web-based learning and videoconference across
nations and continents. In 2007, based on years of positive experiences
with distance learning, IDLO has decided to broaden the Organization’s
activities, introducing e-learning courses, i.e. courses offered via
Internet. With robust e-learning offerings IDLO expects to effectively
reach out and transfer IDLO’s substantive and skills training products
to the wider legal community in developing and transition economy
3 - IDLO's E-Learning Methodology
In its E-Learning offerings,
IDLO keeps the main features of its training methodology, proved to be
successful from the past 25 years of training. The role of the
facilitator/moderator remains essential for the positive outcome of our
IDLO’s E-Learning approach is based on four levels of
interaction. At the first level, participants interact with the
training content. At the second level, participants interact with other
participants to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned.
At the third level participants interact with an international expert
who leads participants through various examples and practical case
studies. At the forth and final level participants interact with an
IDLO moderator who assists and guides them throughout the entire
duration of the course.
IDLO E-Learning courses are designed to create a networked
learning environment, in which participants have the flexibility to
learn at their own convenience and pace but also are able to interact
with peers and experts through the communication tools facility.
Participants will acquire substantive knowledge and practical
skills in a structured online learning sequence through case studies,
role plays (whenever possible), online simulated exercises and sharing
in-country best practices.
The e-learning course will have:
- Weekly online discussions through asynchronous discussion
- Secure e-mail exchanges within the course portal;
- Exchange of documents;
- Sharing of participant profiles for better networking;
- Online IDLO mentoring moderators.
The course will also involve mandatory quizzes at the end of
each Module to test and review key points retained. These may include
checking multiple answers to a question, selecting a diagram or flow
chart or simply by typing in a word or a number to answer a question.
At the end of the course, participants will be given the opportunity to
write a short development paper on how the course may assist in
addressing issues in their respective countries with a realistic work
plan. The best paper of the course will be published as a best practice
article in IDLO’s publications.
Upon completion of the e-learning course the participants will receive
a Certificate of Attendance.
The e-learning course will also provide participants with an excellent
opportunity to become a member of an IDLO worldwide network of
procurement experts and to enhance social networking skills gained
through an online e-learning course.
4 - Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements for Taking IDLO E-Learning Courses
IDLO recommends the following as a minimum in
hardware and software requirements to follow our E-learning courses.
Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure
that you have the following.
- Operating System: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME or XP; MacOS
9 or MacOS X
- Hardware: minimum 128 Mbytes of RAM preferably 256 MB, 1
GByte of free disk space
- Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel 2000 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher (download
for free , if you don't have it yet)
- Browser: Internet Explorer 5 or higher OR Netscape
Navigator 5 or higher
- Modem: 56 K
5 - Learn more about our Team
transferred itstraining expertise to its E-learning platform, extending
additional audiences. Participants can finance their own training, or
take advantage of government or donor-sponsored support. For additional
information, please contact Ms. Joanne Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-learning Designer and
Administrator. She coordinates IDLO’s E-Learning and Distance Learning
Courses. Ms. Fletcher acts as IDLO’s liaison officer with the Global
Development Learning Network (GDLN) services in Washington D.C. for all
IDLO’s videoconference distance learning activities. She studied
Business English and Commerce in the UK, and has completed a Diploma
course at the International Training Centre in Italy on “Lifelong
E-Learning Innovative Solutions."