Launching of the Massive Open Online Course: Understanding the Blue Economy

7 March 2017
Published in News

The Commonwealth of Learning in collaboration with the University of Seychelles, James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute (BERI), launched an introductory Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Blue Economy on Tuesday 7th March. The Blue Economy concept is relatively new to many people around the world and this course is intended to introduce the concept to beginners.  It will be a self-study course; the self-study method will allow individuals to take the course wherever and whenever they want.  This project falls under the initiative of the Virtual University of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).The idea to develop courses related to the Blue Economy was proposed at the 19th Commonwealth of Education Ministers in The Bahamas in June 2015 by President Faure, then Vice -President of Seychelles and COL Board member, and approved by Commonwealth Education Ministers.