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By on 04 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, E-Learning

In early 2016, DiploFoundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of capacity development. As a first step, the two organisations agreed to run two sessions of the Diplo/LenCD online course on Capacity Development, based on the LenCD Learning Package on Capacity Development, for ACBF staff members.

By on 23 May, 2014 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Last week I was struck by a photo I spotted on Facebook: three graduates of our 2008 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy happened to meet up in New York.

By on 24 Apr, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been around in various forms since 2008. However, The New York Times dubbed 2012 as ‘The Year of the MOOC’ due to the vast expansion in the number of courses offered by main providers (Coursera, EdX, Udacity), and the number of participating universities around the world. Not to mention the explosion of media articles and blogs endlessly analysing the phenomenon…

By on 18 Jan, 2013 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

The brutal murder of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens while visiting the American mission in Benghazi less than half a year ago highlighted the perils as well as the possibilities of ‘expeditionary diplomacy’.

By on 03 Aug, 2012 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-Learning

Diplo specialises in online learning. As a result, people tend to send our director links for current articles on online learning. He tends to share these with me (Diplo’s educational programmes director) and suggest that I blog about them. Recently, we’ve seen several articles about the latest trend in online education: free ‘massive open online courses’ (MOOCs) offered by groups of major American universities.

By on 15 May, 2012 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-Learning

Today I read an interesting article by David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, on online education. In the article he predicts as ‘tsunami’ in online education, as more and more top American universities invest in developing and offering online programmes and courses.

By on 20 Feb, 2012 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

A recent study at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) challenges the view that members of the so-called ‘net generation’ share certain characteristics, as often claimed, such as the ability to adapt quickly and efficient to technological revolutions. This generation (sometimes called ‘digital natives,’ as opposed to ‘digital migrants’) includes people who have grown up surrounded by media and computing; roughly, those born after 1980.

By on 19 Sep, 2011 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

We designed our online learning environment knowing that many of our participants are located in developing countries, including some of the poorest countries in the world. We wanted to ensure that course materials, tools and conversations would always be accessible for all course participants, even those with very slow Internet connections. But the technology for accessing the Internet is changing rapidly, and high-speed Internet access is reaching more parts of the world.

By on 02 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-Learning

E-diplomacy requires new skills, and in some cases, a new approach to diplomacy. Diplomats are already re-thinking the way they work, taking a new look at traditional activities such as negotiation and representation. New activities, such as addressing policy communities via the Internet, call for specific skills. (Re)training is essential! Here we will discuss approaches and methods of training in e-diplomacy. Please add your ideas! You can share links about courses that cover e-learning,  suggestions on organizing this training, essential topics, and more.

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