Journey restrictions didn’t put a cease to the IAEA’s coaching actions this 12 months. Quite the opposite, extra individuals than ever attended webinars and e-learning programs, now provided completely on-line.
The IAEA offers main assets for specialists, college students and most of the people on the peaceable use of nuclear science and know-how. Whereas the IAEA has been providing webinars and on-line programs for years, 2020 was a turning level for on-line engagement, highlighting the worth and accessibility of e-learning.
“In an effort to reply to COVID-19 journey and entry restrictions, Pacific Northwest Nationwide Laboratory (PNNL) has elevated its on-line actions. The IAEA programs have been available in March, so PNNL was in a position to shortly pivot to on-line coaching,” mentioned Steven Maheras, Nuclear Engineer at PNNL within the USA.
In 2020, almost 11 000 customers enrolled in programs by way of CLP4NET, the IAEA’s Cyber Studying Platform for Community Schooling and Coaching. CLP4NET hosts free, instructor-led programs and self-study assets by the IAEA. From specialised modules in medical physics and spent gasoline storage to security requirements to make sure the peaceable makes use of of nuclear purposes, “the platform disseminates high-quality assets and facilitates a sustainable studying surroundings that’s accessible world wide and in a number of languages,” mentioned Giorgia Loreti, a coaching officer, who designs and develops e-learning programs in medical physics to assist the appliance of finest practices.
Because the launch of CLP4NET in 2016, greater than 40 000 customers have enrolled in on-line programs. The training platform is dwelling to greater than 330 programs, of which 118 have been added this 12 months. Examine a number of the IAEA’s latest programs of 2020 under.