The C³ Unit for Better Learning of GFA supports clients in the selection and implementation of different learning modes best suited to learners’ working environments. All formats rely on effective didactical procedures for instructional design, material development, and learner support. Key delivery modes include: 

Face-to-face or presence based learning 

Conventional classroom or face-to-face instruction implies teaching and learning taking place at the same time and the same place. 

Blended learning 

Blended learning combines face-to-face training with e-learning formats. Autonomous practice or job-related activities can take place while providing support to and exchange among learners.


Self-study: Learners are offered e-learning courseware usually hosted on a web server that is accessible through an online learning platform. This is also called web-based training or WBT. Learners are free to define personal learning paths based on their individual needs and interests. 

Facilitated online course: A linear curriculum is developed that integrates several content elements and activities into a chronological course or syllabus. The course is scheduled and led by a facilitator through an online learning platform. E-learning content for individual study, individual assignments and collaborative activities among learners can be integrated. Learners and facilitators can use communication tools such as e-mails, discussion forums, chats, whiteboards, application sharing as well as audio and video conferencing to communicate and work together.

M-learning stands for access via mobile or tablet devices. This is particularly valuable for practice-based field work, e.g. in health and agriculture or when local infrastructure cannot support effective online study. Mobile devices can be used to record and share audio or visual data, access information to support diagnostic tasks, and maintain contact with learners.

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Computer based learning: This type of learning is also called computer-based training or CBT as it is used offline without the need of an internet connection.

Print-based learning: In settings with limited and costly access to information and communication technologies or ICTs, print-based study remains the best way of using the benefits of distance learning. 

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