At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Taxonomy is a fundamental and elementary science. Arthropods and nematodes constitute the majority of species on earth. Being able identify them is thus critical for biodiversity conservation and management.
To respond to these challenges, a high quality training course on methods to identify these organisms is essential, particularly in a context where the teaching of taxonomy in Europe is increasingly limited, endangering the future of taxonomical research and the development of biological control and biodiversity management strategies.
This MOOC (in French and English) will deliver 5 weeks of course material and other pedagogical activities covering the following topics:
This MOOC aims to build knowledge and promote exchanges within an international student community. Through innovative pedagogy, you will valorise your practical and scientific experience with the help of experts, professors and researchers, of Montpellier SupAgro and Agreenium partners.
For the third edition, the MOOC NECTAR invites to a new way to learn. We propose to identify what you want and need to learn and position your knowledge in relation to those that will be brought to you throughout the MOOC.
This reverse pedagogy will allow you to think about your own practices through both theoretical inputs and knowledge co-construction, where any participant can, from his observations, enrich the community.
During these 5 weeks, you will (i) question how your knowledge can apply to your present, future or past job, (ii) evaluate your progress and (iii) interact with other students on the mobilization of acquired knowledge.
This MOOC is entended for a passionate public, curious about biodiversity, interested in discovering the world of arthropods/nematodes and the bases of their identification, and willing to share knowledge and learn from others.
All professionals seeking to acquire knowledge and skills essential for the development of agroecosystem management strategies addressing current societal challenges such as biodiversity conservation and pesticide-free crop protection.
All students willing to learn the scientific foundations of how to operationalize crop management strategies using less pesticides.
Watch out ! Pre-requisites in biology are required.
The evaluations consist of:
- Self-training quizzes at the beginning of each week that are not graded.
- Quizz exercises at the end of each course and evaluation at the end of the week; if 50% of the questions are answered correctly, a certificate of attendance may be obtained.
- Self-evaluation of your progress, practices, exchanges with others (not graded)
Montpellier SupAgro, National Institute of Agricultural Graduate Studies in Montpellier, trains managers in the sectors of agriculture, food, and the sustainable management of natural resources and territories. The institute is engaged in:
Located in an exceptional scientific and research environment that is a global leader in agronomy, Montpellier SupAgro benefits from networks of professionals and partners at the forefront of research and innovation.
Montpellier SupAgro is committed to the evolution of digital technology and is recognized for its initiatives in the field of pedagogical innovation. Accompanied by the "Pedagogical and Digital Resources" service, the teaching teams are developing multiple ways to use digital technology training programs.
Montpellier SupAgro works with the FUN platform for the distribution of MOOCs. The objectives are to propose and co-build a set of free resources and training courses for the general public.
These online courses open to all promote the development of active communities. They contribute to the sharing of knowledge with teacher-researchers and students in initial training and throughout life..
CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.
The National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) is a French agricultural research organization.
The Research Institute for Development (IRD) is a French research organization, original and unique in the European development research landscape.
This project is funded by Agropolis Foundation under the reference ID 1401-002 within the framework of the "Investments for the Future" program (Labex Agro: ANR-10-LABX-0001-01)
Agreenium Online University brings together and supports digital Agroscience resources.
You are free to:
Under the following terms: