|A free global Massive Open Online Course on Information and Elections in the Digital Era|
|Last updated 2022-09-08|
We are pleased to share with you a free global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Information and Elections in the Digital Era that A-WEB partner organizations, UNESCO, UNDP and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will soon be launching for the exchange of knowledge and experience in election management.
This course is aimed at electoral practitioners and key electoral stakeholders, as well as media representatives and journalists.
This free, five-week online course will start on September 19, 2022, and run until October 23, 2022. Enrollment will remain open for the entire duration of the MOOC. There are no fixed hours that participants are expected to be online, with each module lasting up to five hours in total. All training materials including speaker videos will be made available for download and can be viewed at your own pace.
The online course will be available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and will cover the following topics:
1. The new information paradigm and elections
2. Disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech
3. The impact of online harmful practices on the electoral cycle and tools to tackle them
4. Focus on preventive measures to tackle harmful practices
5. Multi-stakeholder engagement and corrective measures to contribute to a transparent and inclusive online ecosystem
There is no limit as to the number of participants and there are no pre-requisites to participate. The course is also open to academics, regulators, judicial actors, governments, and other electoral stakeholders.
At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have completed all the modules and quizzes.
If you have any questions, you can contact Namara Burki (email@example.com) from UNESCO, Mallary Tenore (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, or Valdemar Christensen (email@example.com) from UNDP.