This course is provided by UNSSC for a FEE. 

Duration: TBA, Q2 2015

Course Objective

Innovative methods to address the world’s problems and to bring new solutions are recognised as essential in the Secretary General’s Five-Year Action Agenda, Post 2015 development Agenda discussions and the ECOSOC Resolution 2009/8 on “Science and Technology for Development.” Science, technology, engineering and innovation can play a critical role in developing solutions for the problems facing the world today.

The course will discuss and demonstrate some of the most recent and relevant technological developments and elaborate on their use in UN programming. It will also focus on its present application by the wider UN system to facilitate enhanced inter-agency cooperation and potential scaling up. 

This online course is provided by Internet Society-GAID for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the different sources of Internet law;
  • Discuss the mechanisms for Internet-related disputes an enforcement;
  • Explore the processes for resoution of Generic Top-level Domain Name (gTLD) disputes; and
  • Understand the different aspects of privacy law as it relates to the Internet.

In this module, the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Legal Aspects of the Internet;
  • Sources of Internet Law;
  • Disputes and Enforcement;
  • Resolution of Generic Top-level Domain Name (gTLD) Disputes; and
  • Privacy.

This online course is provided by Internet Society-GAID for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define the scope, complexity and impact of the Digital Divide;
  • Discuss strategies for overcoming the Digital Divide; and
  • Explore the relationship between regulation & policy and the Digital Divide.

This module has the following topics:

  • Introduction;
  • The Digital Divide;
  • Overcoming Digital Divides; and
  • Regulatory Environments.

This online course is provided by Internet Society-GAID for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course objective

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the primary infrastructure concepts of the Internet (forwarding plane, control plane, management plane);
  • Explore open standards development and its importance to the evolution of the Internet;
  • Review the management of Internet protocols IPv4 and IPv6 and their importance in Internet addressing; and
  • Discuss the Domain Name System (DNS) and the role of ICANN in managing DNS.

This module has the following chapters:

  • Introduction;
  • Internet Infrastructure;
  • Standards;
  • Web Standards;
  • Internet Protocol Addresses; and
  • The Domain Name System.

This online course is provided by Internet Society-GAID for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the Internet model of open, local, bottom-up governance and development; and
  • Identify and understand the various Internet actors individually and as contributors to larger stakeholder groupings.

This module has the following chapters:

  • Introduction to Internet Actors and Stakeholders;
  • The Ecosystem Approach;
  • The Internet Model and the Ecosystem; and
  • The Stakeholder Approach.

This online course is provided by Internet Society-GAID for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define the role of Diplomacy in Internet Governance;
  • Discuss how the Internet is changing International Governance;
  • Discuss the importance of Diplomacy in the context of the WSIS and IGF; and
  • Understand how Non-State Actors and Governments are Impacting the Development of the Internet.

This module has the following topics:

  • Introduction to Diplomacy and the Internet;
  • How the Internet is Changing International Governance;
  • Diplomacy and the Internet at the WSIS;
  • How the IGF is Impacting Diplomacy;
  • How non-State Actors are Shaping International
  • Relations and Institutions; and
  • Governments and the Internet.

This online is provided by Internet Society - GAID-UN partner for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access. 

Course Objective

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define and understand the scope and linguistic differences of Internet Governance;
  • Classify the types of Internet governance issues; and
  • Utilize a conceptual framework for analyzing Internet-related issues.

This module has the following topics:

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 9 weeks, 15 Sep - 14 Nov 2014

Course Objective

Participants will be able to recognize the role of social media in changing the way that information is created, organized, shared and accessed. They will have an opportunity to use some popular social media tools; analyze their utility; identify their adaptability to specific contexts at the workplace; and compare the utility of various applications after analyzing the context of usage. Participants will also be able to recognize the importance of issues such as security, privacy and intellectual property rights while using social media applications.