Diplo is pleased to announce a new call for applications for the following courses, which form part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme:
Topics: The seven courses offer in-depth (advanced) understanding on a wide range of topics. Click on each of the titles for a detailed description for each course. Only those courses with a minimum of 12 qualified applicants will be held.
Dates: The courses will take place from 11 June to 3 August 2012 and will be conducted entirely online.
Structure: Each advanced course is 8 weeks in duration, starting with an introductory week, followed by 6 weeks of intensive learning and knowledge sharing among participants. The courses end with a narrative exam given to assess the level of understanding of issues covered. The courses take place in a web-based virtual classroom with Web 2.0 interaction tools (hypertext discussion tool, forums, message boards, real-time discussions, etc), allowing participants to complete most course activities whenever convenient within a given weekly schedule. The courses are based on studying and discussing textual materials under the guidance of experienced certified tutors and with the support of experts from various institutions. Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate.
Requirements: The course is flexible, yet intensive. Applicants are required to have:
Who can benefit? We encourage the following to apply:
Fees and Scholarships: The enrolment fee for each course is €500 (payment must be made before participants are granted access to the classroom).
Seventeen VeriSign fellowships will be awarded based on qualifications and need. Priority will be given to outstanding participants from the IGCBP12 Introduction to IG course. A limited number of partial Diplo scholarships will be available for applicants from developing countries.
To Apply: Please complete the application form. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2012, midnight GMT. Successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 30 May.
Contact: For any queries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org