E-Learning for Living Labs

Creating innovative agricultural advisory services through a Living Lab – a free online course for advisers

A great new online course, Creating innovative agricultural advisory services through a Living Lab, is available free from the AgriLink project. The course is hosted by the world-renowned Open University and has been developed based upon the experience of the 6 Living Labs established by AgriLink partners in Italy, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Spain and The Netherlands / Belgium.

The course begins with a general introduction to the concept of Living Labs and then proceeds to explain in detail the principles, approaches and tools used specifically by the AgriLink Living Labs. 

A unique feature of the course is that it is based directly upon the experiences of the people involved in designing, developing and/or participating in the AgriLink Living Labs.  This will enable you to judge for yourself the skills, resources and capacities needed to start and run your own Living Lab for a more sustainable agriculture.

Full details about joining the course are here!

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how Living Labs can contribute to the provision of innovative agricultural advisory services
  • Describe the AgriLink approach to Living Labs
  • Interpret and apply design thinking and systems thinking methods and tools
  • Assess and develop your facilitation practices, including running a blended learning course using the Living Lab Trainers’ Handbook
  • Understand how to monitor and evaluate the operation and outcomes of a Living Lab
  • Plan your own approach to establishing a Living Lab to provide an innovative agricultural advisory service.

Any feedback is welcomed.  We are looking forward to hear about your experience!