MOOCs on Cultural Pluralism (Italy)

“MOOCs”The Cultural Pluralism Area of the Global Governance Programme (part of the  Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University institute based in Florence, Italy) runs several MOOCs in partnership with Future Learn, the Social Learning Platform launched by the Open University UK in 2012.

MOOC is an acronym that stands for ‘Massive Open Online Course.’ A MOOC is a university course offered online and available for free to everyone who has access to the Internet. Currently on offer: Cultures and Identities in Europe, Cultural Heritage and the City, Cultural Diversity and the City, Why Do People Migrate? – Part 1- Facts and Part 2 –  Theories, Cultural Diplomacy, and Migration and Cities.

MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration 2019

“MOOCs”The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) has launched the second edition of its most successful Massive Open Online Course on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices that can help them develop and reinforce their critical understanding and effective action in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.

The online course is led by a team of Global Campus Professors from the EMA and APMA Regional Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation. They are joined in the teaching by an international faculty of academics, experts and practitioners, including: Pablo Ceriani Cernadas, former Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families (CMW); François Crépeau, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; Ryszard Cholewinski, Senior Migration Specialist in ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.

The MOOC opens on 10 June 2019. Enrolment is free and available on until 30 June.

Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsMOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Intercultural Communication. Starts: October 15, 2018.

Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course. This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for pre-university, undergraduate and post-experience students. It does require high school-level English or above, an interest in international issues, and curiosity about, exposure to or experience with other cultures.

Taught by Steve Kulich, Hongling Zhang, and Ruobing Chi, all at the Intercultural Institute of Shanghai International Studies University, China, on the FutureLearn platform (other relevant MOOCs on this platform include Cultures and Identities in Europe or Introduction to Intercultural Studies: Defining the Concept of Culture, offered by the European University Institute and the University of Leeds, respectively).

Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsIntercultural Communication MOOC,  offered by Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Interested in learning about or engaging your colleagues and students in topics related to cultivating intercultural awareness? Then join us in a step-by-step social learning journey in the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course. This 5-week course has attracted over 41,000 learners since it first launched in November of 2015 (the 6th run opened April 16, 2018). The course highlights different ways we might (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll and engage with us now to learn and interact with this global learning community.

MOOC on Memory Sites and Human Rights

Job adsWhy and how do we remember past atrocities and human rights violations? What is the role of memory sites in social reconstruction, transitional justice and democratisation? How do memory sites shape communities, societies, identities and nations?

MOOC on Memory Sites and Human Rights
The Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) is proud to launch a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of its Open Learning Series that within one year has already reached more than 3000 people and is constantly growing. Funded by the EU and with contributions by lecturers and experts from all the regions of the world, the GC MOOCs provide free and open access to highly qualified learning on topical human rights concerns. The new MOOC will focus on Memory Sites and Human Rights and will be released on 12 March 2018. Enrolment opens on 19 February 2018. Continue reading “MOOC on Memory Sites and Human Rights”

Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsSteve Kulich, at Shanghai International Studies University, just sent the following invitation to CID followers:

Join us in the ongoing “Intercultural Communication” MOOC (on FutureLearn by Shanghai International Studies University, SISU, China).

If you’ve not yet checked out the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course, the 5th run is still open! This 5-week course started in mid-October, but new learners from many countries and regions are joining in the social learning! The course highlights different ways we (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll now (and invite your colleagues or students) for 5 additional weeks to  learn and interact with this global learning community.

MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration

The Global Campus on Regional Masters continues the development of its Open Learning Series with a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration. The course will be released on 15 May 2017. Enrolment opens on 15 April 2017 and is completely free.

For women and girls, cross-border movement is often compounded by many challenges such as sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial stress and trauma, and all forms of exploitation, including trafficking. Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected throughout the migration process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of their equal dignity. This MOOC provides participants with knowledge, multiple perspectives and examples of practices in a field that is at the crossroads of gender, migration and human rights studies.

All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor in many respects: it might determine causes and consequences of migration, impact on asylum procedures, and be a key factor in human rights violations. This is particularly true for refugee and migrant women and girls who remain overall the group most affected by gender-based violence (GBV). Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and regional level, this MOOC offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of standards, developments, challenges and opportunities in this area of human rights protection.

Course Dates: 15 May – 10 July 2017
Commitment: 5 hours/week
Requirements: participation in 6 weekly discussions and completion of 2 quizzes

The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and motivated citizens from around the world.

At the end of the course, participants who have successfully completed all the requirements will receive a certificate confirming their participation.

MOOC on Racism and Antisemitism

This just came to my attention. I’m publishing the notice in French because the course will be in French, so if you can’t read this, you probably can’t benefit from the course. 

Le racisme et l’antisémitisme

Un Mooc pour réfléchir à l’action antiraciste
offered by FMSH: fondation maison des sciences de l’homme

Le racisme et l’antisémitisme sont des notions sujettes à bien des interprétations, analyses et discours. Elles nous sont familières, mais les difficultés surgissent dès qu’il s’agit de les définir avec précision.

Ce Mooc propose d’abord un état des lieux, d’une part historique, et d’autre part consacré à l’actualité de ces phénomènes, avant de réfléchir à l’action antiraciste.

Dans quelle mesure le racisme et l’antisémitisme sont-ils indissociables des mutations de nos sociétés occidentales ? Comment les crises politiques et économiques, la fracture sociale et la fragmentation culturelle ou encore l’hypermédiatisation influencent-elles l’évolution de ces phénomènes ? Quel type d’actions peut-on entreprendre pour lutter ?

Original, ce Mooc repose en majorité sur des entretiens initiés et conduits par le sociologue Michel Wieviorka. Ces entretiens donnent de l’épaisseur, de la vitalité et un certain dynamisme à la réflexion sur ces questions très délicates. Dans ce cadre, les intervenants sont en position de préciser leur pensée à travers le dialogue et non pas seulement de délivrer un savoir. Le public a de son côté, la possibilité d’entrer dans leur réflexion et d’observer leur cheminement intellectuel.

Les plus grands spécialistes français et internationaux ont été sollicités pour discuter des expressions et des formes que peuvent prendre le racisme et l’antisémitisme, mais aussi pour parler des doctrines et théories qui en sont le socle. L’action antiraciste est également au cœur des questionnements de ce Mooc, son développement et son renforcement par la connaissance en sont un des objectifs principaux.

Ce Mooc se construit en 5 semaines thématiques. Chaque semaine est composée de vidéos et d’un module complémentaire (infographies, images d’archives, extraits de films documentaires, documents sonores, graphiques etc.) qui permettra d’aller plus loin dans la réflexion. A la fin de chaque semaine, vous pourrez tester vos connaissances.

Ce Mooc ne nécessite aucun prérequis spécifique, il est adapté et ouvert à tout public désireux d’élargir ses questionnements et de renforcer ses connaissances sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme. Il vise néanmoins plus particulièrement à former des éducateurs exerçant au sein de l’enseignement supérieur et de recherche. Les référents « racisme et antisémitisme », récemment désignés dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche, et caractérisés par une grande variété de profils (enseignants-chercheurs, responsables de ressources humaines, responsables vie étudiante, directeur à la formation et à la pédagogie, etc.), sont également tout particulièrement concernés par cette formation.

Toute personne intéressée par la thématique pourra aussi y trouver des ressources et des informations pour enrichir ses connaissances.

Informations pratiques
Fin d’inscription : 22 avr 2017 | Début du Cours : 15 mar 2017 | Fin du cours : 23 avr 2017 | Effort estimé : 3 h/semaine | Langue : Français

Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

Ce Mooc a été réalisé par FMSH-Production et se trouve en ligne sur la plateforme Fun mooc

Michel Wieviorka est connu à l’échelle internationale pour ses ouvrages sur la violence et le terrorisme, mais aussi sur le racisme et l’antisémitisme, dont certains sont traduits en plusieurs langues. Il a dirigé de vastes enquêtes ayant abouti notamment à ses livres sur La France raciste (éd. du Seuil, 1992), ou sur La tentation antisémite (éd. Robert Laffont, 2005), et il a publié aussi bien des ouvrages théoriques sur ces thèmes (notamment : L’espace du racisme, éd. du seuil, 1991) que des synthèses destinées à un plus vaste public (Le racisme, une introduction, La Découverte, L’antisémitisme expliqué aux jeunes, éd. du Seuil, 2014). Docteur d’Etat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines, directeur d’études à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, il est le Président du directoire de la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH). Il a été directeur du Centre d’analyse et d’intervention sociologiques (CADIS, EHESS-CNRS) entre 1993 et 2009.

Les intervenants

  • Etienne Balibar : philosophe, professeur émérite de l’université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La-Défense, professeur associé à l’Université de Kingston (Londres) et Visiting Professor à l’université Columbia (New York).
  • Philippe Bataille : sociologue, directeur d’études à l’EHESS. Membre du Centre d’éthique clinique de l’hôpital Cochin.
  • Gwénaële Calvès : professeur de droit public à l’université de Cergy-Pontoise, spécialiste du droit français et européen de la non-discrimination.
  • Jean-Yves Camus : politologue, chercheur associé à l’IRIS, spécialiste des nationalismes et extrémismes en Europe. Directeur de l’Observatoire des Radicalités Politiques (ORAP), Fondation Jean Jaurès.
  • Teun Van Dijk : linguiste néerlandais, spécialiste de l’analyse critique du discours, professeur à l’Université Pompeu Fabra de Barcelone.
  • Pierre Haski : journaliste et chroniqueur international, Cofondateur de Rue89.
  • Joël Kotek : historien et politologue. Professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et chargé de cours à l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
  • Hervé Le Bras : directeur d’études à l’EHESS, directeur de recherches émérite à l’INED.
  • Nonna Mayer : directrice de recherche émérite au CNRS, rattachée au Centre d’études européennes de Sciences Po, membre de la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme.
  • Edgar Morin : sociologue et philosophe, Directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS
  • Pap N’Diaye : professeur des universités à l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Histoire nord-américaine) et directeur du département d’histoire de Science Po Paris.
  • Gérard Noiriel : directeur d’études à l’EHESS. Il conduit des recherches sur la sociohistoire de l’État-nation et de l’immigration.
  • Odile Quintin : ancienne Directrice Générale de l’Emploi et des Affaires Sociales, et de l’Education, la Jeunesse et la Culture de la Commission Européenne. Professeur à ESCP Europe et Présidente du Cercle Erasmus.
  • Andrea Rea : sociologue, professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Directeur du Groupe d’étude sur l’Ethnicité, le Racisme, les Migrations et l’Exclusion (le GERME).
  • Daniel Sabbagh : directeur de recherche à Sciences Po (CERI), co-animateur du groupe de recherche “Politiques antidiscirminatoires” et membre du comité de direction de l’Alliance de Recherche sur les Discriminations (ARDIS)
  • Jacques Sémelin : professeur à Sciences Po Paris et directeur de recherche au CNRS affecté au CERI.
  • Zeev Sternhell : historien et penseur politique israélien, titulaire de la chaire Léon-Blum de science politique à l’université hébraïque de Jérusalem.
  • Lilian Thuram : membre du Haut Conseil à l’intégration, fondateur de la Fondation Lilian Thuram-Éducation contre le racisme. Footballeur international français à la retraite.

MOOC: Media & Information Literacy & Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO and Athabasca University jointly offer a MOOC on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID), in partnership with the International Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network.

In the evolving knowledge societies of today, some people are overloaded with information; others are starved for information. Everywhere, people are yearning to express themselves freely and to participate actively in governance processes and cultural exchange. Universally, there is a deep thirst to understand the complex world around us.

Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is a basis for enhancing access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, gender equality, and a high standard of education in an intercultural framework. It describes skills and attitudes that are needed to understand the functions of media and other information providers in society across a variety of media formats, including those of the Internet. It encourages the value of accepting and sharing diverse cultural and religious standpoints. The course does these things in order to enable people to share knowledge and experience, learn from one another and find, evaluate, and produce information and media content on their own. In other words, MILID covers the competencies that are vital for people to engage effectively in all aspects of development.

More and more countries recognize the importance of MILID. Over 70 countries are implementing MILID-related activities in varying degrees and reach. Yet, this takes time. At present, only a handful of states have put in place national MILID-related policies and elaborated the strategies that are needed to sustain their efforts. Meanwhile, research has shown that countries with national MILID policies and strategies have more far-reaching and sustained programmes.

This open access course in MILID, which has been designed, written and offered as a partnership between UNESCO and Athabasca University, introduces the concepts of media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue along with important issues that relate to this new set of competencies for global citizenship.

The course is open to anyone who wishes to sign in. There are 10 units addressing such concepts as media and information literacy, intercultural dialogue, freedom of expression, the multiple roles of media and advertising in contemporary life, gender representation and stereotyping in the media, challenges and opportunities for youth, and ways of engaging with new technologies for social change. If you wish to receive a certificate for taking this course, you need to achieve a grade of at least 65% overall.

eTourism MOOC from USI

eTourism: Communication Perspectives
by Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Dr. Nadzeya Kalbaska, Dr. Elena Marchiori, and Dr. Silvia Matilde De Ascaniis
USI Università della Svizzera italiana

This Swiss-made MOOC takes you on a terrific journey into eTourism and online communication. You will feel the pulse of ICTs and enjoy the beauty of Switzerland as a globally renowned tourism destination. Time to travel. Join today. Begins Oct 3, 2016.

About this course
An introduction course to a fascinating travel into the eTourism world, which crosses both space and time, and is always closely connected with communication. In fact, we are embarking to create a great study experience, which explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) do matter for tourism – both for our personal experience, and for the tourism industry at large. In other words, we will together explore eTourism by using tools and models of the Communication Sciences.

Key concepts and theories covered include: Online Communication Model (OCM); Roman Jakobson’s Communication Model; Quality of online contents; User Generated Content (UGC); Web 2.0; Reputation in online Media; Intercultural communication and localisation; eLearning; Argumentation; World Heritage Sites.

Who is this course for?
We expect the following publics to be attracted by the course in order to update their skills and knowledge on a very hot topic:
* Students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs
* Academia and researchers
* Destination managers
* People active in the industry
* Policy makers<

What do I need to know?
No prerequisite knowledge necessary to understand the concepts and experiences shared in the course.

What will I learn?
By the end of the course, learners:
* Know current eTourism applications, technologies and practices
* Know what is communication, and its major components, ICTs and their relevance to the tourism field
* Know what kinds of online training courses can be used within tourism and hospitality
* Know how to map different communication activities within the tourism sector
* Know how to run a usability test and how to make usages analysis of a website or mobile app
* Know how to plan, run and evaluate eTourism related activities, especially when it comes to the analysis of online reputation of a tourism destination
* Are aware of the crucial role played by communication and ICTs within the tourism and hospitality sectors

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