Title Organic Agriculture E-learning (FINESSA)
Project Number 2008-1-FI1-LEO05-00455
Product FINESSA e-learning
Title FINESSA e-learning
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text The FINESSA elearning components have been realised on a Moodle platform and consist of separate courses for the modules of the FINESSA curriculum in organic production (agriculture/horticulture) in the national languages of the project's target countries (FI, EN, ES).
The FINESSA moodle was initially intended as a test bed for project piloting by selected members of the producer association partners in the project and for use as the project extranet. However once the partners became familiar with Moodle and starting drafting courses it was seen valuable to make most of it accessible more widely.
The learning content within the courses are structured according to the learning outcomes of the modules and are followed by assignments. There are also course and topic specific discussion forums.
The FINESSA elearning is intended to be used as an element of the FINESSA blended program together with work place learning and contact meetings (either in school or at work places). It has not been designed for pure distance learning uses. It can also be used as a structured resource base for everyone interested in organic production.
Target group The main target groups are learners and teachers/facilitator, but anyone interested can register as a user to view the materials.
Result The FINESSA Moodle site has been in use during and after piloting. Though the VET provider partners have their own Moodles for the students to use, the FINESSA Moodle is used by the association partners in support of their training activities and the course development will continue and new institutional users can be included. All interesred parties can register as users and access most of the courses.
Area of application Elearning to support competence based VET in organic production (agriculture/horticulture)
Product Languages Spanish