Online Learning Modules

An online learning experience from the Global Education Learning Series 

These courses provide a 60-minute, self-paced, online learning experience that covers foundational information in seven technical areas:

What's Covered in the Modules

Each module covers key facts and statistics about each technical area, terms and definitions, relevant excerpts from the 2018 USAID Education Policy, specific program examples and lessons learned, foundational research and guidance documents, and additional resources for further learning.

The online learning modules consist of 3-5 lessons, each with a short pop quiz at the end to check your knowledge. There is also a final quiz consisting of 5 questions, on which participants must score 80% or higher before they can complete the module.

Pre-primary Education

This learning module covers research highlights in pre-primary education, the features of and challenges to high-quality, pre-primary education programming, where USAID is currently involved in pre-primary programming, program examples from Bangladesh and Rwanda, and pre-primary reporting indicators.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. What is pre-primary education and why is it important?
  2. What are the features of high-quality, pre-primary programming?
  3. What challenges does pre-primary education programming face globally?
  4. How does USAID engage in pre-primary education globally?
  5. How can I learn more about pre-primary education?

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Disability Inclusive Education

This learning module covers the key milestones in USAID’s disability inclusive education programming, program examples from Kenya and Macedonia, disability inclusion across the education continuum, foundational research and evidence, and the dos and don’ts of disability inclusive education.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. Why is disability inclusive education a critical part of a country’s journey to self-reliance?
  2. What are the key terms and definitions of this technical area?
  3. What are specific program examples that highlight lessons learned in disability inclusive education?
  4. How do I apply evidence and research on disability inclusive education to program design and implementation?
  5. How can I learn more about this technical area?

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Youth Workforce Development

This learning module covers the key elements of youth workforce development (YWFD), YWFD funding parameters, types of youth workforce interventions, YWFD indicators, and the USAID YWFD learning agenda.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. Why is youth workforce development a critical part of a country’s journey to self-reliance?
  2. What are the key terms and definitions for youth workforce development?
  3. What are specific examples that highlight lessons learned in youth workforce development?
  4. How do I apply evidence and research in youth workforce development to program design and implementation?
  5. How can I learn more about youth workforce development?

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Reading and Literacy

This learning module covers the science of reading, major milestones in USAID’s reading programming, foundational resources and evidence documents, key considerations for reading programming across contexts, and program examples from Kenya and Morocco.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. Why are reading and literacy a critical part of a country’s journey to self-reliance?
  2. What are the key terms and definitions of reading and literacy?
  3. What are specific examples that highlight lessons learned in reading and literacy?
  4. How do I apply evidence and research in reading and literacy to program design and implementation?
  5. How can I learn more about reading and literacy?

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Social and Emotional Learning and Soft Skills

This learning module covers how social and emotional learning (SEL) skills support literacy and numeracy, key milestones in SEL, program examples from Nigeria and Honduras, key research and evidence documents, and the dos and don’ts of SEL.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. Why is social and emotional learning a critical part of a country’s journey to self-reliance?
  2. What are the key terms and definitions in the field of social and emotional learning?
  3. What are specific case examples that highlight lessons learned in social and emotional learning?
  4. How do I apply evidence and research on social and emotional learning to program design and implementation?
  5. How can I learn more about social and emotional learning?

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Higher Education

This learning module covers how investing in higher education programming can be transformational, key elements of USAID Higher Education programming, milestones and lessons, cross-cutting considerations, and higher education reporting indicators.

Upon completion of this online learning module, you will be able to answer the following five questions:

  1. Why is higher education a critical part of a country's journey to self-reliance?
  2. What are the key elements of USAID higher education programming?
  3. What are specific case studies that highlight lessons learned in USAID higher education programming?
  4. How do I apply evidence and research to higher education project and activity design and implementation?
  5. How can I incorporate cross-cutting considerations into higher education activity design and implementation?

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Education in Crisis and Conflict

This learning module covers how crisis and conflict affects the education sector, the concepts of “do no harm” and conflict sensitive education, addressing skills gaps for out-of-school youth, key elements of addressing school safety, the difference between equality and equity in education, and tools for adaptive management. Throughout this module, USAID foreign service officers and foreign service nationals share relevant stories based on their work in the field.

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to answer the following six questions:

  1. Why does USAID prioritize education in crisis and conflict?
  2. What does “do no harm” mean, and how can we be conflict sensitive in education programming?
  3. What type of skills do out-of-school youth need to be resilient in these contexts?
  4. How can we keep learners safe? Why is this critical to learning?
  5. How can we ensure equitable access for all learners in crisis and conflict settings?
  6. How can we adaptively manage and learn from programming in non-stable environments?

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