OPCW Introduces E-Learning

In late 2010 the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, proposed that the OPCW begin developing electronic and e-learning tools to enhance the effectiveness of the Organisation’s capacity building efforts with States Parties to improve implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. These tools would provide an opportunity for the OPCW to engage with internal and external stakeholders in an interactive, substantive and dynamic way, and made accessible through the OPCW’s Internet infrastructure and public website.

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From a software and functionality development perspective (particularly for e-learning) the initial requirement is for the development of at least six e-learning online training modules. The six modules have been selected because they are generic in nature and will apply equally well across a range of audiences. Their content is relatively stable and so will not require significant changes or upgrades in the short- to medium-term. The topics for the initial e-learning tools are:

  • An Overview of the Chemical Weapons Convention
  • An introduction to the OPCW
  • The CWC article by article and Schedules 1,2, and 3
  • The effective running of a National Authority
  • National implementation legislation required under the CWC
  • Implementation of Article X and basic principles of protection against chemical weapons

These online courses will be provided to CWC National Authorities and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Convention. In order to use available resources more efficiently, it is necessary to change the structure of the OPCW’s traditional courses, workshops and seminars to enable greater focus on more substantive and detailed content. This will be achieved by the dissemination of basic background material and information in advance to prospective trainees in a remote manner.

OPCW E-Learning

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