How to Navigate the Course
Welcome to the course on Forestry, Forest Policy and Economics.
The goal of this online course is to help you to:
1) Refresh your knowledge and improve your understanding of forestry, market economics and forest economics including concepts related to forest policy;
2) Understand the interconnections between forest economics and policies (past and present);
3) Offer you an opportunity to test yourself with an evaluation at the end of each module.
This material is designed as a bridge towards your future studies, while creating a smooth transition from your past understanding towards the new content you will learn. Our aim is to enhance your knowledge in general forestry, forest economics and forest policy to make sure you acquire the same knowledge base as your peers since some of you may come from forest related fields (such as agriculture, biology, horticulture, landscape, etc..) and some perhaps come from different academic disciplines entirely outside of forestry (i.e., economics, business, and political sciences).
There is a wealth of material available to you on forest resources and forestry. One small problem, however, is selecting what to learn in order to create a logical "total picture". This online course aims to give you that and more. We are offering you the following 3 modules - Forest Resources, Forest Economics and Forest Policy.
* Feel free to horizontally navigate them as you like. (We do recommend a linear progression for a complete review). You can see the structure of the course, and move around the course modules, by clicking on the expandable menu at the top of the page. Within this drop down menu you can navigate through all the sections and pages by placing the mouse over the menu and then by clicking on a page you would like to view. This then shows all the content relevant to the subject heading of that page.
* At the beginning of certain sections you will be offered the option to review concepts before delving into the new material.
* At the end of certain sections you will be offered the option to jump forward to learn more about certain concepts that were presented to you in a module.
* References you can follow up on to learn more about concepts in the "Reference" section.
* Figures and tables that illustrate the concepts we are sharing with you. Be sure to move your mouse over the areas indicated for more information.
* Animations that support the material with a play button-that will tell you a story about a certain concept or area.
* The orange vertical line indicates quotes.
* The evaluation at the end of each module is offered to you as a review to test your knowledge. If you have a wrong answer -a new window will open to provide an explanation or navigate you to the module where the answer can be found.
* Above all, have fun!