Footprints of Lifelong Learners: Occupational Health and Safety Course



Lifelong learning represents all learning activities undertaken throughout a person’s lifetime, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies. These activities can be undertaken in formal, non-formal as well as informal learning settings. From this point of view, Anadolu University e-Certificate Programs are national scale platform and have been developed as a solution to the need for lifelong learning in Turkey.

In 2016, upon the Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family’s request, an OHS e-Certificate Program for Employer and the Representative of Employer, who have a workforce of fewer than 50 workers and a workplace that is classified as “less dangerous” has been designed by Anadolu University.

This research is designed to reveal the tendencies within the Occupational Health and Safety e-Certificate Program, which has almost 80,000 participants since 2016. The average age of participants is 39 and 65.3% are graduates of higher education and 51.4% are employers. Participants have indicated that they are most likely to benefit from the course book during their study; 80.7% of them stated that they will re-participate in such course which is conducted through open and distance learning.


open and distance learning; lifelong learning; open education; distance education; occupational health and safety education

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