With colleges and universities shifting to online learning, there is an increasing need for online resources that can be easily integrated into their existing curricula.
The SDG Academy looks to ease the transition to online learning for educators teaching in a variety of disciplines and geographical contexts by offering free, high-quality content.
Their resources include:
- 30 massive open online courses (MOOCs) on topics related to the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development
- nearly 1,200 lecture and case study videos from world experts available in our searchable SDG Academy Library.
SDG Academy resources are pitched at an introductory Master’s level, but are suitable for students, policymakers, life-long learners, and anyone with an interest in sustainable development.
Content and Resources
Delivered as massive open online courses (MOOCs), live webinars, and curated resources, our content is available for a diverse global audience on edX.org, one of the world’s largest online learning platforms. Enrollees include students, academics, working professionals, policymakers, civil society organizations, and interested members of the public. Nearly all of the MOOCs available on edX right now can be taken self-paced, meaning that you can access and complete the content at any point. For educators looking to use MOOCs in their teaching, this means that you can encourage students to follow the course in the free Audit Track. You can also download course videos and readings (and their associated comprehension questions) to integrate into your own teaching, get ideas for web-based interactive activities, or use our discussion prompts as a jumping-off point for your own online class discussions. The possibilities for learning are endless!
Need to find video resources quickly? In September 2019, the SDG Academy launched the SDG Academy Library, which makes our course videos available as stand-alone resources in a searchable content repository. Search nearly 1,200 video lectures and case studies by MOOC, lecturer, SDG, academic subject, or keyword.
Topics and themes of SDG Academy content include:
- Age of Sustainable Development
- The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development
- Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet
- Climate Change Science and Negotiations
- Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact
- Conversations with Global Leaders: Leading on Sustainable Development Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace
- Ethics in Action
- Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability
- From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Global Public Health
- Globalization: Past and Future
- How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Africa
- Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home
- Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet
- Natural Resources for Sustainable Development
- One Planet, One Ocean
- Planetary Boundaries
- Sustainable Cities
- Sustainable Development: The Post-Capitalist Order
- Sustainable Food Systems: A Mediterranean Perspective
- Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in Achieving the SDGs
- Transforming Our World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
- Water: Addressing the Global Crisis
Detailed outlines for each course can be found in the pdf attached: