COMMENTS FROM COURSE
e-Learning Course on
'Debt Rescheduling with the Paris Club'
selected 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.
Objectives and Expected Outcomes
course was primarily addressed to government officials dealing with
management of public and publicly guaranteed debt. Participants of
this course should have obtained a greater (1) knowledge of the real
life examples and the mechanisms that a negotiation with the Paris
Club implies including the meaning of each of the terms and items
to be negotiated and their specific meaning in the Paris Club context,
(2) emphasis on the legal aspects to bear in mind during the different
steps of the negotiation considering that the Paris Club Agreed Minute
is not a "binding contract" by law but in fact more a "Gentleman's
Agreement" than a formal legal document, (c) understanding of
the different clauses and their implications that have to be clearly
understood by the negotiators before reaching the formal legal issues
that will arise after the Paris Club has taken place.
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 was 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.
It is the best e-learning method for such a course.
It has been a wonderful experience participating for the very first time.
I look forward to more in the future.
This was my second UNITAR course - both times I enjoyed it very much.
At the end of the course I want thank you for your cooperation along the
course and I also want to thank Enrique and my friends at the online course
who supported me with useful information. Their comments and opinion were
very interesting. I look forward to participate on other online courses.
With thanks from my heart, best regards.
I am extremely grateful for being provided with an opportunity to take
I thank all who made it possible for us to undertake this course and I
hope we will put our knowledge into good use.
Looking forward to meet the UNITAR team soon! Thank you for letting me
participate on this course. I think the experience was very useful and
thank you for your contribution.
I would like to thank you once again for the opportunity to participate
in you e-learning courses.