The Olive Oil Times Education lab has developed a remote learning platform for olive oil with on-demand courses, webinars and workshops that can be tailored to individual goals.
Pre-recorded video lessons and live, interactive programs cover topics ranging from olive cultivation and oil production to quality assessment, nutrition and health.See Also: Olive Oil Times Education Lab
The video lessons — presented in English with Spanish and Italian subtitles — are saved in the user’s dashboard where they can be watched, paused and resumed at any time.
Interactive webinars include the delivery of samples and tasting glasses in advance of live meetings with guided tastings and instruction.
The platform was created to provide distance learning opportunities for producers, importers and distributors, retailers, foodservice professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about olive oil.
While the course offerings in the initial release of the platform are limited, anyone with expertise in olive oil can apply to be an instructor, and the catalog of courses will be continuously expanded.
Registered users are notified when new course offerings are added.
Registration for the Education Lab’s in-person programs, which were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will also be available on the portal when they resume.
More information is available on the Education Lab website.