FROM COURSE PARTICIPANTS
e-Learning Course on
'Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Introductory Course'
comments were taken from the Course Evaluation Questionnaire (Survey)
submitted by the participants. Due to limited space we cannot print the
hundreds of comments made available. The purpose of this compilation is
to help prospective participants assess the usefulness of the course.
E-learning course provides a lot more flexibility in terms of time and
opportunity. In a traditional workshop I would not have been able to complete
so much reading or do all of the quizzes in a timely fashion. Moreover,
with e-learning I have met people from all corners of the globe and their
contribution from their national perspective has enriched my learning
experience in a way that traditional workshops could not have done.
Objectives and Expected Outcomes
allow course participants a greater appreciation of: (1) Various methods
available for the effective and efficient resolution of domestic and
international commercial disputes other than courts, such as arbitration,
mediation, conciliation, etc., and how to avail of the said facility
and the procedure to be followed for the purpose. (2) The national
and leading international arbitration institutions engaged in providing
the services for the resolution of international commercial disputes;
and their rules of procedure.
Duration and Work Load
course was conducted by UNITAR over the internet and was made available
to participants for a six-week period. The course required participants
to work for at least 25 hours to complete all compulsory reading materials
and assignments during this six-week period. The work load for this
e-Learning course is equivalent to a five-day traditional (face-to-face,
e-Learning course provided participants with (a) compulsory reading
materials; (b) additional reading materials; (c) bibliography of references;
(d) glossary of terms; (e) external links to Internet resources; (f)
lesson reviews; (g) an instructor-moderated asynchronous discussion
board; (h) community tools for email exchanges among course participants
and with instructors; (i) quizzes and assessments; and (j) learning
tools using new information technologies.
This is a
wonderful way of imparting knowledge for those with willingness to learn
but are hampered either by time or resources.
By taking this course, I had got an opportunity to learn and understand
various methods available for the effective and efficient resolution of
domestic and international commercial disputes; the national and leading
international arbitration institutions; and the related international
protocols and conventions in a very efficient and effective manner.
The course was a breakthrough to me. It made me find answers to millions
of questions on various official arbitration proceedings I was involved.
Keep it up UNITAR.
This has been a rewarding opportunity and experience for me to join the
course. I will recommend it to my colleagues and hope for a continuous
and expanded similar and advance training activities.
It was my second experience in UNITAR e-courses. I found it very useful
for people like me to renew their knowledge because the chances for post
graduate courses or professional courses are not many. I hope to participate
in many other e-courses.
This course has been very educative and relevant. I use this opportunity
to thank the organizers of the course. I have had so much fun participating
in the course.
I immensely enjoyed the course and look forward to another opportunity.
I take this opportunity to thank all the organizers and participants.
I am just happy to participate for the third time in UNITAR e-learning
course. I have the feeling of being part of an important community which
share knowledge about important subject governing the world.
I consider this opportunity being offered by UNITAR to be invaluable.
Training is not only expensive, it is also very difficult to get away
to study at my level. E-learning is just what I need for my continuous
professional development. I am already looking forward to participating
in Capital Market Development e-Course. Please keep up your wonderful
work especially for us participants in developing countries.
I wish to thank UNITAR team for granting me and the other participants
the opportunity to expand our knowledge in ADR at very low cost. I have
gained so much useful knowledge that will see me through most of my years
in my profession as an advocate.
It was a great course and I've learnt a lot; I'll keep reviewing the materials,
which without any doubt will be of great assistance in my daily work.
I am really impressed by the content and presentation of the course and
I am very eager for further opportunities where unlike this time, where
I basically just took advantage of the contents of the course and of the
inputs of other colleagues, I am going be able to contribute more for
the enrichment of the course.
I found the course excellent as to the contents and usefulness. I found
it very well organised and supported by the course team and managed by
the course instructor.
This course has been great. It has been a great learning experience. I
can't complain about anything. If I have to complain it would be about
my failure to sufficiently take advantage of the discussion forum. Because
of my participation in this course and the realization that there is so
much that can be learnt via the Internet I am now enthused and ready to
use the Internet to learn and develop as much as I can. To UNITAR, the
course instructors and the persons responsible for administering the course
I say thank you. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and develop.
I am overjoyed to have got the opportunity to pursue this course. This
course was certainly an educating one. And there is no doubt about it.
A very good learning opportunity for me. Congratulations to the organizers
and the director for a very well designed course and a great degree of
participation and communication maintained throughout the course. It will
be useful to have some printed material available for the course to go
back to when Internet/computer access is not so good or when the course
Very well designed thoughtful programme that will go a long way in spreading
the message of Arbitration as an Alternate Dispute Resolution Method.
What I liked about the course is that you are not bombarded with information
within a short space of time. You get 2 materials for a week giving you
time to absorb and understand the information.
I have enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. I have met other participants
from around the world and hope to meet them at the Arbitration proceedings
The course has been a very interesting one and has no doubt enhanced my
knowledge and understanding on Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. I am
sure that whatever I have learnt from the course will be of some use to
me in my career.
100% great. Congratulations UNITAR and my teacher. Thanks.