The Red Cross Red Crescent Learning platform (www.ifrc.org/learning-platform) is a global yet local online learning community. It consists of hundreds of short, free, high quality, self-directed, multilingual Red Cross Red Crescent courses covering both programmatic as well as support focused functions and activities as well as professional and personal development.
Courses are developed by IFRC subject matter experts, National Society expert teams and third-party course developers. There are also social learning communities and functions available for peer-to-peer sharing and learning. The Learning platform is available to be used by all Red Cross Red Crescent youth, volunteer and staff members worldwide as well as those working in partner agencies and the general public.
Today the Learning platform, used in all 189 National Societies, has over 130,000 active learners. It receives approximately 10,000 new user registrations and sees over 5,000 course completions every month.
Many National Societies are “adopting” it as their own. Learners rate their experience with the Learning platform with an average score of 4.3 (out of 5) and rate the applicability of the skills and knowledge gained from courses taken with an average score of 4.4. 96% of those taking courses would recommend the trainings to their peers.