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By on 24 Nov, 2016 | From the channel/s: E-Learning

Diplo keeps up with latest developments in online learning and e-diplomacy, but fortunately, we don’t throw out traditional tools if they are still the best option, even if they are lacking the shiny new bells and whistles of the latest trend. Our online courses meet once a week in real (synchronous) time to discuss the week’s hot topics. Although we sometimes do this in a webinar, we usually use a simple text chatroom, with a hypertextable transcript (something like Google Docs comment function) for follow-up discussion.

By on 09 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

With contributions from Curators of the GIP Digital Watch observatory

By on 11 Dec, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance

It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out. Of course in situ gatherings, including both meetings and kids’ games, came first, probably around campsites and campfires. Interesting to note, then, that the 2015 World Championship League of Legends e-sport games had 360 million hours of live viewing, 334 million daily unique impressions, and average concurrent viewership of over 4.2 million, with a maximum of 14 million at its peak.

By on 11 Dec, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Internet Governance

How to improve inclusion in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process through online resources, tools, and facilitation was one of the points of discussion at the IGF 2015 Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meetings in Geneva during the week of 2 December. A small but significant semantic point clearly highlights a change in attitude and perception of what has often been called ‘remote’ participation.

By on 16 May, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat[1] ?

Does tweeting a meeting or a conference change the meeting?

By on 08 Oct, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance, Diplo Blog

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2013 is almost upon us.  Pre-events start before the actual meeting 22-26 October. Reservations have been made, and last-minute hotel arrangements are rushing across the Internet, a bit more tensely than usual, because many decisions were made at the last minute due to late confirmation by the host.

By on 05 Jun, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

E-participation is a buzzword right now, on everybody's mind and agenda, it seems. Those who know me will not be surprised to read the following statement: Remote participation embodies the best of e-participation, and when remote participation is not included, e-participation is not living up to our expectations.

By on 17 Apr, 2013 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

I enjoyed Pete's post: Social Media and online learning - is it such an obvious marriage? as much as I enjoyed the original debate, Social media can enrich online learning as part of Diplo's Online Learning Day. This is my response:

By on 16 Apr, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Someone asked me whether we need a classroom (either physical or virtual) to learn. I had a very unprofessional reaction -- all I could think was: what a silly question! This is not even a matter of artificial or real dilemma -- the concept of restricting learning is absurd. We have been learning (first) and teaching (sharing) since prehistory. Our ancestors, learned and taught. Our dogs learn. They even help their progeny to learn! The one thing my interrogator got right was asking about learning, not teaching. Teaching is simply not important to me (even though I call myself a teacher).

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