[lac-discuss-es] Rv: - Call for applications - Introduction to Internet Governance online course
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Enviado: Miércoles, 28 de noviembre, 2012 10:42 A.M.
Asunto: - Call for applications - Introduction to Internet Governance online course
Diplo is currently accepting applications for the 2013 online course, Introduction to Internet Governance.
Professionals working in specialised Internet governance and ICT-related areas often need to supplement their knowledge by learning about other areas which affect or impact on their area of specialisation. Just as the Internet brings down geographical boundaries, it also creates overlaps and intersections between the issues of IG and ICT policy.
The course offers an excellent opportunity at filling in any gaps across professional and issue areas, as it provides an overview of the main issues related to infrastructure and standardisation, legal, economic, sociocultural, and development aspects. Course topics include: broadband policy; management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual property rights, open source and piracy; privacy protection; data security and cybersecurity; child protection; human rights; content management; digital signatures; emerging issues such as policies related to social networks and cloud computing, and more, with space for regional and other issues raised by the participants.
The call for applications is further down. More info about the course is available at http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/IGCBP-foundation. The deadline for applications is 17 December for the accredited course, and 31 December for the certificate course.
We would appreciate if you could forward this message to others whom you think may benefit from this programme.
Thanks in advance!
Stephanie Borg Psaila
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Call for applications: Introduction to Internet Governance online course
You are involved in human rights online, but wickitee(WCIT) sounds like something used to play cricket, ETNO sounds like the name of a robot, and Baku like an exotic vacation spot. Or you know
what SOPA/PIPA refers to (right: alphabet soup in Spanish), but FoE
caught you off guard. Maybe you work on child safety issues every day,
but need to understand the legal implications and complexities of
jurisdiction in the borderless online world.
One way to link the different issues
(tech/social/development/economic/legal/security), and to fill in any
gaps across professional and issue areas is to step back and take a look at the big picture of the overall issues. You can analyse how they
affect each other, discuss the topics with colleagues who work in one
area, and share your expertise in another. You can see how experts from
different regions are addressing the same issues or different
priorities. You can do this online, in just 8-10 hours a week, by
participating in DiploFoundation’s Introduction to Internet Governancecourse, starting 18 February 2013.
Call for applications
DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for its online course, Introduction to Internet Governance(IG). This course is designed to improve Internet policy and
IG-related knowledge and skills for participants from both developed and developing countries. It empowers them to participate in global
policy-making on IG, and stimulates critical and dynamic debate among
individuals with different national, cultural, and stakeholder
backgrounds. Participants focus on controversial IG topics from
different perspectives: security/privacy, protection/human rights,
economy/access, and other apparent dichotomies.
About the course
The Introduction to Internet Governance is spread over 10 weeks, starting with an online classroom orientation
week, followed by 8 weeks of coursework, and a final exam week.
The course introduces IG policy and covers five thematic areas
- Infrastructure and Standardisation, Legal, Economic, Sociocultural,
and Development aspects - and also has a section on IG processes and
actors. Discussions will cover issues such as broadband policy;
management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition
from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual
property rights, open source and piracy; privacy protection; data
security and cybersecurity; child protection; human rights; content
management; digital signatures; emerging issues such as policies related to social networks and cloud computing, and more, with space for
regional and other issues raised by participants.
Learning activities take place in an online classroom and include the analysis
of course materials; interactive group discussions using a variety of
communication tools, assignments, and exams; and other dynamic
This course can be taken:
* As a DiploFoundation Certificate course Introduction to Internet Governance
* As a University of Malta Accredited Course Introduction to Internet Governance(Request more information about the application process from admissions en diplomacy.edu)
* As part of DiploFoundation’s and the University of Malta’s Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy, with a specialisation area in Internet governance
The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP)
The course Introduction to Internet Governanceis part of Diplo’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP). The 2013 programme consists of five phases:
* The Foundation Phaseintroduces the main IG issues through the course Introduction to Internet Governance. This course is recommended if you are new to IG, or perhaps an expert
in one specific area and would like to obtain an overview of IG issues
and observe how they interrelate.
* The Thematic Phase offers in-depth courses that provide deeper understanding of a particular
issue: either a specific professional area, or an area outside of your
expertise that you need to learn more about. The topics includeCybersecurity,E-participation,History of Internet Governance,ICT Policy and Strategic Planning,Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources,Intellectual Property Rights, andPrivacy and Personal Data Protection.
* The Research Phaseoffers valuable techniques if you are planning to undertake academic or policy research and writing. The Policy Research Methodology courseaddresses IG issues of relevance to participants’ respective countries
and regions, and introduces action policy research with the aim of
helping you develop solutions which you can apply in practice.
* The Policy Immersion Phaseis aimed at successful participants of the Foundation and Thematic
Phases, and invites them to apply their knowledge and skills in the
real-life policy space.
* The Community of Practice Phase is an ongoing networking phase in which participants gather, work and
network together around concrete projects in order to link the global
policy process with local policy needs. Diplo offers many networking
resources: an online community, a blog dedicated to IG, monthly webinars, and other activities and events.
More information about the programme is available here.
The course materials, our e-learning platform, and the working language of
the course is English. Applicants should consider whether their reading
and writing skills in English are sufficient to follow university-level
materials and discussion. Spanish, Portuguese, and French options may be offered. More information will be available later on possible second
In addition to English-speaking groups, a bilingual group may be formed
for the course, having English as the primary language, and either
Arabic, French, Spanish, or Portuguese as the secondary language for
communication and interaction. This option will be offered depending on
the needs of the applicants. 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. Please request more information if you are interested in a
second language option.
Diplo seeks applications from the following categories of individuals from both developed and developing countries:
* Officials in government ministries, departments, or institutions dealing with
Information Society, Internet and ICT-related policy issues (e.g.
telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice).
* Postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the IG field (e.g. in
telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development
* Civil society activists in the IG and Information Society fields.
* Journalists covering IG issues.
* Individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g. ISPs, software developers).
This course may also be of interest to:
* Practising diplomats, civil servants, and others working in international
relations who want to refresh or expand their knowledge under the
guidance of experienced practitioners and academics.
* Postgraduate students of diplomacy or international relations wishing to study
topics not offered through their university programmes or diplomatic
academies and to gain deeper insight through interaction with practising diplomats.
* Postgraduate students or practitioners in other fields seeking an entry point into the world of diplomacy.
* Journalists, staff of international and non-governmental organisations, translators, business people and others who interact with diplomats and wish to
improve their understanding of diplomacy-related topics.
* 10 October: Call for applications for Introduction to Internet Governance begins
* 17 December: Call for applications for Introduction to Internet Governance accredited course ends
* 31 December: Call for applications for Introduction to Internet Governance certificate course ends
* 18 January: Final selection results announced
* 11 February: Classroom orientation week
* 18 February: Introduction to Internet Governance course begins
* To be announced: Call for applications for ICT Strategy and IG thematic courses begins
Scholarships and fees
Course fees depend on whether you wish to obtain university credit for the course:
* €790 (University of Malta Accredited Course)
* €600 (Diplo Certificate Course)
A limited number of partial scholarships may be offered to participants from developing and emerging countries.
As Diplo's ability to offer scholarship support is limited, you are
strongly encouraged to seek scholarship funding directly from local or
international institutions. Our guide toFinding Scholarships for Online Studymay provide you with some useful starting points.
Applicants for the certificate coursemust have:
* IG knowledge and/or experience of the multistakeholder approach in international affairs.
* Sufficient ability in the English language to undertake postgraduate level studies (including reading academic texts, discussing complex concepts with
other course participants, and submitting written essay assignments).
* Fluency in the second language for the applicants to any of the bilingual groups (if offered).
* Regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient, although broadband is preferable).
* A minimum of 8-10 hours commitment per week, and the readiness to
participate in class online sessions (once a week at specified times).
* An undergraduate university degree OR three years of related work experience.
In addition to the above, applicants for the accredited coursemust also meet University of Malta prerequisites:
* Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject with at least Second Class Honours.
* Proof of English language proficiency obtained within the last two years
(minimum requirements TOEFL: paper-based – 650; Internet-based – 95.
IELTS: 6.5. Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate with Grade C or better).
If, when applying, you are still waiting for your English language
proficiency results, the University may issue a conditional letter of
The deadline for applications for the accredited course is 17 December, 2012
The deadline for applications for the certificate course is 31 December, 2012
How to apply
Choose your preferred option:
* Apply for this course as a Diplo Certificate Course. More Informationor Online Application Form
* Apply for this course as a University of Malta Accredited Course University of Malta application formor write to Admissions en diplomacy.edufor more information
* Take this course as part of theMaster/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy
For more information, please visit http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/IGCBP-foundation
Contact us at ig en diplomacy.edu(certificate course) or admissions en diplomacy.edu (University of Malta accredited course).
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