5 reasons to take courses on E-Campus

25 February, 2019

 

More and more people are choosing to take virtual courses. Their flexibility, convenience, and variety of interactive tools have won over thousands of people around the world. Meanwhile, migration is one of the most important social challenges today, and therefore education on that topic is extremely useful for personnel in various fields. Here are 5 reasons to be part of E-Campus, the online learning platform of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

 

  1. Continuing education

Continuing education is necessary for any professional, and a trait that recruiters value. In fact, many organizations encourage their staff to update their training constantly in order to improve their knowledge and skills.

E-Campus, IOM's virtual migration platform, has over 20 free courses designed for anyone interested in migration, especially professionals working in organizations that focus on migration and human rights, such as embassies and consulates, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Migration Institutes, Police, and more.

 

  1. Flexibility

Studying online has many advantages that allow students to adjust their study schedules to their life styles. They can avoid sitting in traffic on the way to a study center, study whenever best fits their needs, and access their courses from different devices from anywhere in the world.

In addition to these advantages, courses on E-Campus are completely free, can be completed in 4 or 5 hours, and provide certificates of achievement from IOM.

 

  1. Variety 

Are there areas of learning that you’d like to explore or strengthen? Online courses are an excellent opportunity to learn about a variety of topics. On E-Campus, you can find courses on various migration-related issues, such as labor migration, human trafficking, women, LGBTI people, childhood and youth, crisis and emergencies, and more.

 

  1. Possible tutored courses

Some virtual courses are supervised, so they have more follow-up on the students’ work and allow exchange of knowledge, experiences, and questions. These courses involve webinars, or live virtual classes that expand on specific topics in the course and complement the education of students who are interested.  

 

  1. Networking  

Virtual education connects students and instructors from different parts of the world, which is another incentive for people seeking contacts with professionals in their field. Webinars, discussion forums, and other activities included in the courses are a good opportunity to connect with professionals from different places and organizations.

 

Visit E-Campus to learn more about the free courses the platform offers and become part of our worldwide community of students. Or write to us at ecampus@iom.int for more information about the development of the courses or about registering for supervised courses.