Online Education Material

Course 1: A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offers comprehensive knowledge on landscape

Online Education Material

Course 1: A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration. 
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offers comprehensive knowledge on landscape degradation and landscape restoration, combining a natural sciences perspective with an economics and business perspective. The course is designed for business students and professionals as well as anyone with an interest in business-driven landscape restoration. The learners are introduced to tools that they can use in their professional lives when working in landscape restoration and land management. This seven-week course is open to all and free of charge on the Coursera platform. The MOOC is co-created by UNU-LRT and the ENABLE consortium members.

Course 2: A Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration. 
This is the second MOOC co-created by UNU-LRT and the ENABLE consortium members. It builds upon ENABLE’s first MOOC, A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration. The course is designed in three phases that move the participants from ideas towards the successful implementation of a new business model for sustainable landscape restoration, which delivers a return of financial-, natural- and social capital and a return of inspiration (the 4 returns approach). Each step of the process is illustrated with three real-life cases of landscape restoration to show how the theory looks in practice. These cases are: a large-scale woodland restoration case in Iceland, a case about diversification of land use and cropping systems in Spain; and a case about the challenges of recovering from forest fires in Portugal. The course is eight-week long and is open to all and free of charge.

 

Course 3: Sheep in the land of fire and ice (Micro MOOC). 
Sheep in the Land of Fire and Ice is a short Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) where you will learn about sheep grazing, management and land conservation in Iceland. The course discusses the sustainability of sheep grazing in Iceland and explores how history, socioeconomic factors and environmental conditions have shaped the management of grazing resources. This course is freely available online on the edX platform and takes about 3 hours to complete. Sheep in the Land of Fire and Ice has been co-developed by UNU-LRT, the University of Iceland, the Agricultural University of Iceland and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.


 

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