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Aga Khan Foundation Blended Learning Initiative

Welcome to the home of AKF’s Blended Learning Initiative!  If you would like to know more about our approach or course offering, you’re in the right place.

AKF’s Blended Learning Initiative aims to strengthen civil society, communities, staff, and other key groups through courses combining video-based content with highly interactive face-to-face workshops.

Courses are open to learners who have been enrolled in both the video-based content and the
face-to-face workshop of a course.

We aim to help those with whom we partner to achieve greater impact in their work, and to enable individuals and communities to improve their quality of life.

 

What makes us unique

BLENDED

Our courses combine video-based content with highly interactive in-person workshops based on the principles of adult learning: experiential learning, peer learning, practice, variety – and fun! The blended approach ensures learners have the opportunity to convert their newly-acquired knowledge into skills they can apply in their work and in their life.

LOW-COST

Our low-cost approach replaces traditional short-term, high-cost workshop-based capacity building trainings with blended learning content produced in a low-cost video lab. Classroom time is reduced by as much as 80%, thus significantly lowering the cost of course delivery. The low-cost course production model means our courses are scalable and easily replicable to other languages and contexts.

ENGAGING

Our courses are designed to be interactive, engaging, and fun! The video-based portion of courses includes a local narrator speaking to the learner, illustrative footage from the local context, exercises, templates and tools, self-assessment quizzes, and other resources. The in-person workshops, which are standardised and guided, use gamification principles, interactivity, and learning-by-doing to ensure learners stay actively engaged throughout.

Locally relevant

Our courses are offered in a range of languages and localised to the different cultural, socio-economic, and linguistic contexts they are delivered in. AKF’s decades-long experience in the communities where we work allows us to create courses that are adapted and highly relevant to the real-life problems of target audiences.

EASY-TO-USE

Our courses and tools are user-friendly and intuitive. Content is presented in bite-sized format and accessible on any device, allowing learners to access content anytime, anywhere, and promoting lifelong learning. Our course content and tools are suited to people with different levels of comfort with technology. With blended learning, everyone can benefit – old and young, urban and rural, literate and illiterate.


Our courses combine video-based content with highly interactive in-person workshops based on the principles of adult learning: experiential learning, peer learning, practice, variety – and fun! The blended approach ensures learners have the opportunity to convert their newly-acquired knowledge into skills they can apply in their work and in their life.


Our low-cost approach replaces traditional short-term, high-cost workshop-based capacity building trainings with blended learning content produced in a low-cost video lab. Classroom time is reduced by as much as 80%, thus significantly lowering the cost of course delivery. The low-cost course production model means our courses are scalable and easily replicable to other languages and contexts.


Our courses are designed to be interactive, engaging, and fun! The video-based portion of courses includes a local narrator speaking to the learner, illustrative footage from the local context, exercises, templates and tools, self-assessment quizzes, and other resources. The in-person workshops, which are standardised and guided, use gamification principles, interactivity, and learning-by-doing to ensure learners stay actively engaged throughout.


Our courses are offered in a range of languages and localised to the different cultural, socio-economic, and linguistic contexts they are delivered in. AKF’s decades-long experience in the communities where we work allows us to create courses that are adapted and highly relevant to the real-life problems of target audiences.


Our courses and tools are user-friendly and intuitive. Content is presented in bite-sized format and accessible on any device, allowing learners to access content anytime, anywhere, and promoting lifelong learning. Our course content and tools are suited to people with different levels of comfort with technology. With blended learning, everyone can benefit – old and young, urban and rural, literate and illiterate.

Aga Khan Foundation
Blended Learning Initiative

AKF’s Blended Learning Initiative enables AKF’s units, affiliates and partners to access, create, and deliver highly localised, practically-oriented, high-quality courses in the areas of agriculture & food security, economic inclusion, education, early childhood  development, civil society, health, innovation, and results & learning.

AKF’s blended learning courses aim to strengthen civil society, communities, staff, and other key groupsOur courses combine video-based learning with highly interactive face-to-face workshops to ensure learners have the opportunity to convert their newly-acquired knowledge into real-life skills. All courses are developed by experts who have extensive field experience in the countries where AKF works.

AKF’s blended learning courses are open to beneficiaries and partners who have been enrolled in the online videos available on this platform and in a scheduled face-to-face workshop for the course. However, the first few videos of each course are open to the public. If you are interested to know more about the availability of courses in your area, please contact us through the green question box in the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

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