econome is an online education provider that develops online learning pathways aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our pathways equip professionals with skills to make actionable and measurable change at work - change consistent with the long term welfare of human and environmental systems.
econome courses are build with three design principles in mind:
1. Cohort and alumni support
All of our courses are limited to 10 places and we ask that participants attend at least one synchronous session per week for the duration of their course. All participants are invited to our alumni community where we provide professional opportunity support and the guide rails for a self-organising learning community.
We believe strongly in connectivism - leveraging internet technology to open up new avenues of learning. Connecting individuals across disciplines, industry and broad demographics both helps to ensure participants achieve our prescribed learning outcomes, and reveals novel learning patterns we otherwise wouldn’t have imagined.
2. Project-based learning
We work to ensure that at the core of each course are real-world projects. Where possible, we partner with a relevant organisation to provide participants with a set of challenges and problems experienced by industry professionals.
Project-based learning is the bridge between pre-professional, professional, and cross-disciplinary learning. And an important condition for self-initiated, life-long learning.
3. Online-facilitated learning
Facilitated learning encourages participants to take ownership over the learning process. Our facilitators focus less on the strict provision of materials, and more on fostering an environment of critical thinking driven by the learner cohort.
Facilitation allows participants to go beyond the facts of a given topic area - who, what, where, and when - and consider ideas in context. We have found that allowing learners to import conditions that make sense to them increases the likelihood they can both absorb and apply concepts.