Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Event - Game Changer for Development?
Engaging citizens has a vital role to play in the process of development. It helps to improve transparency and accountability of public policies, to build trust with citizens, to forge consensus around important reforms, and to build the political and public support necessary to sustain them.
A number of institutions, including the London School of Economics, have demonstrated their commitment to this important agenda by developing a MOOC - a free, four-week online course on citizen engagement.
The course examines the role that citizen engagement can play in improving policymaking and public service delivery, and investigates the impact of new technologies in this process. The course is hosted by Coursera and starts on 15 March.
The Department of International Development is hosting a launch event on Thursday 19 March, in which a number of themes related to the MOOC will be discussed with a panel of experts.
Making All Voices Count's Research, Evidence and Learning Programme Manager Duncan Edwards will be speaking as one of the panelists at this event.
Thursday 19 March 2015, 7.00-8.30pm. For more information on the event see here.
To learn more about the course, or sign up, see here.
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