AGI Launches Next Generation of Geoscience Online Learning Initiative

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the launch of its next-generation platform for the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), bringing visitors an engaging and searchable web interface with filter options. 

The new platform provides enhanced features for content discovery, allowing students and other geoscience professionals to easily identify new courses across the entire GOLI catalog. GOLI currently hosts dozens of vetted on-demand courses to support individualized and professional continuing education in a format that provides learners with the flexibility to actively self-pace their progress to fit within their schedule.

Learners can browse course descriptions, enroll in specific courses, access content, and complete any course completely free of charge. For a nominal fee, learners who successfully complete a GOLI course can apply for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that are accepted for a wide range of certifications and licenses.

GOLI is a joint effort by AGI, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Society for Sedimentary Geology, and the National Association of State Boards of Geology to provide a platform for asynchronous, lifelong and continuing education opportunities in the geosciences.

"Our GOLI objective is to foster an ever-expanding platform through which geoscience societies can host on-demand learning modules to help students be better prepared to enter the geoscience workforce," said AGI Executive Director Jonathan Arthur. "Our hope is that more AGI Member Societies will join us in this growing and transparent marketplace that offers CEUs and micro-credentials within geoscience disciplines that are transferable across the entire geoscience profession."

Visit the new GOLI platform at

About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the geoscience needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
Geoff Camphire, Communications