This course is conducted entirely online over a period of ten weeks. Reading materials and tools for online interaction are provided through an online classroom. Each week, participants read the provided lecture text, adding questions, comments, and references in the form of hypertext entries. Tutors and other participants read and respond to these entries, creating interaction based on the lecture text. During the week, participants complete additional online activities (e.g. further discussion via blogs or forums and quizzes). At the end of the week, participants and lecturers meet online in a chat room to discuss the week’s topic. Courses are based on a collaborative approach to learning, involving a high level of interaction. This course requires a minimum of five to seven hours of study time per week.
Participants are invited to join Diplo’s global Internet governance online community of over 1000 members, and to attend monthly webinars and other IG-related events and activities.
Unless the description for a specific course states otherwise, the course materials, our e-learning platform, and the working language of the courses is English. Applicants should consider whether their reading and writing skills in English are sufficient to follow university-level materials and discussion.
Applicants to the bilingual groups (if offered) are asked to note that both languages are considered working languages within these groups. Reading and writing skills in English must be sufficient to understand learning materials and instructions, and for basic communication and interaction. Reading and writing skills in the second language must be sufficient for discussion and research purposes.