Institutional
23 December 2015

Retrospective 2015: FGV launches free online courses in Spanish

The project intends to take far-reaching social courses to people from other countries in Latin America, as already demonstrated in Brazil.

RETROSPECTIVE 2015 > Through an effort by the Latin American Center for Public Policy (CLPP) at FGV's International Affairs Division (FGV/Dint), in partnership with FGV Online, FGV is launching five free online courses in management and ethics in Spanish. The project intends to take far-reaching social courses to people from other countries in Latin America, as already demonstrated in Brazil.The OpenCourseWare Consortium ? OCWC ? brings together more than 140 institutions from 45 different countries, providing content and materials at no cost through the Internet. FGV has been a member since 2008, and it is the first Brazilian institution to be part of the consortium. In 2011, it won the Most Innovative and Avant-Garde Institution Award and, in 2012, the most Engaging Content prize.The portfolio offers over 45 Portuguese courses in various areas of knowledge and with durations ranging from 5 to 40 hours. Access data is evidence to the success of the program. Since its launch in 2008, the courses recorded more than 18 million hits and 3.3 million graduate students.The release in Latin America will be made in association with partners in the region. As a first initiative, on March 24, the CLPP welcomed the executive director of the think tank FARO Group, Orazio Bellettini to sign an agreement that will allow Ecuador to be the pioneer in the broadcasting. It is expected that the project will be soon extended to other Latin American countries. The FARO Group ? Fundación para el Avance de las Reformas y las Oportunidades ? civil society organization founded in 2004, is an independent, plural, non-partisan, secular research center which aims to strengthen the public sphere as a space where the state, civil society and the private sector get together to deliberate common challenges, generate innovative solutions and create collective action to implement them.Please visit FGV Online to access the free courses in Spanish.