Online Learning (OL)

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  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (FPP.2x)

    Language: English

    April 29, 2015-June 10, 2015 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to apply. The course is particularly relevant to officials in ministries such as finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

  • Debt Sustainability Analysis (DSAx)

    Language: English

    May 4, 2015-July 24, 2015 (5 Weeks)

    Self paced Online Course, United States

    All government officials are welcome to apply. This course is particularly relevant for officials from ministries of finance, debt agencies, central banks, or other government agencies of IMF member countries involved in advice or implementation of macro

    Deadline for the application has passed.

  • Macroeconomic Forecasting (MFx)

    Language: English

    May 13, 2015-July 1, 2015 (7 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    All government officials are welcome to apply. The course is particularly well-suited for officials involved in developing forecasts that are used in the design and implementation of macroeconomic policy.

    Apply online by May 12, 2015

  • Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis (FPP.1x)

    Language: French

    June 3, 2015-July 15, 2015 (6 Weeks)

    Course Conducted Online, United States

    This special offering of the FPP.1x is conducted as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It is open to all audiences. Participation is free of charge, and there are no limits on the number of participants per country or agency. All government officials are encouraged to register. The course is particularly relevant to officials in ministries such as finance, economy, and planning, or in central banks, who provide advice on macroeconomic and financial policies, or who are involved in policy implementation.

    Deadline for the application has passed.

The new online learning (OL) program is designed to complement the Institute's residential training program. Online courses, which have the advantage of allowing participants to learn at their own pace, will feature recorded clips of lectures interspersed with interactive quizzes and hands-on exercises. Courses will also include a discussion forum to allow participants to network and discuss the course content.

Online learning will increasingly provide a "blended learning" experience, where participants will complete interactive, online learning modules in advance of attending the Institute's face-to-face training. Participants will also be able to take online courses as stand-alone learning experiences.

One major advantage of the online program is the ability to offer courses to all interested government officials, free of enrollment limits. At times, these courses will be opened to the general public as massive open online courses (MOOCs). Each catalog listing will indicate the audience. Government officials may choose to register for MOOCs or for courses targeted only at officials.

At this time, all online courses are offered in English only, with the exception of Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x) which is offered in English and French. As online courses become available in other languages in the future, they will be listed under the course offerings tab.

Selection Process:

Online courses are free and open to all government officials regardless of agency. All who register will be admitted--there are no limits by country or agency. Sponsor contact information is requested in the online application, but formal sponsor approval is not required.

Online courses require a reliable internet connection and may also require software such as Excel or EViews. Individual course descriptions will include such requirements as well as the length of the course and the expected workload in hours per week.

Contact: Ms. Ellen Nedde
Chief, Online Learning Unit
Address: Institute for Capacity Development
International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20431
USA
Telephone: + (202) 623-6660 Fax: + (202) 623-6490 E-mail: icdtas@imf.org