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About the GOLI Platform

The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) platform is a joint effort by the American Geosciences Institute, the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) to provide a platform for asynchronous, life-long learning and continuing education opportunities in the geosciences. The long-term vision for GOLI is to provide a platform for geoscience societies to host asynchronous learning modules for use in both professional continuing education and to help students be better prepared for entering the geoscience workforce. AGI is interested in providing this platform with the hope that Member Societies will create a transparent marketplace for learning opportunities and CEUs/micro-credentials that are transferable across the entire geoscience profession.

GOLI courses provide learners with the flexibility to actively self-pace their progress, since asynchronous courses do not have a set schedule like traditional academic semester-based courses. Learners can browse course descriptions, enroll in specific courses, access content, and complete any course completely free of charge. All learners who complete online courses offered through the GOLI platform with a passing grade of 70% or higher are eligible to purchase Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a nominal charge.

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