I am writing to you as part of the International Policy team at the Washington-based digital rights group, Public Knowledge, to alert you to a free and open Spanish-language online course called “Open Internet” (Internet Abierto Y Libre) that we are launching early March 2015. This course may be of interest to you, your students, or grantees as an opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the intersection of human rights and the Internet, and we’d love if you could share this information throughout your networks.
The call for participants is open from today, February 23rd to March 6th, as you can see in the call for applicants:
It would be greatly appreciated if you could send this alert to interested partners, including young professionals, human rights advocates, your grantees, lawyers, and others that might benefit from a course like this.
The course is made up of 12 modules. The first six weeks of the twelve week course will focus on building basic advocacy skills, such as strategic planning, while the second half of the course will give an introduction to the most current issues related to Open Internet. Each module will take approximately 2-5 hours of study time (week 1 starts with Module 0), including reading and completing assignments:
- Module 0: Introduction to the Open Internet
- Module 1: The “What” and “Why” of Advocacy
- Module 2: “Who” of Advocacy
- Module 3: “When” and “Where” of Advocacy
- Module 4: “How”: Tactics and Tools for Successful Campaigns
- Module 5: Definitions of Internet Governance
- Module 6: Human Rights and the Internet
- Module 7: Access to Internet
- Module 8: Net Neutrality
- Module 9: The Right to Privacy
- Module 10: Impact of Trade Agreements on Open Internet
- Module 11: Cybersecurity (TBD)
Through a series of interactive materials, thought-provoking activities, expert video interviews, and an instructor-facilitated online discussion board, this course will train a new generation of thinkers and actors to advocate for positive Open Internet policies. Right now, this course is only available in Spanish, but the English version will be up in the future.
For a quick overview of the course, please see
- our website: https://www.publicknowledge.org/open-internet-course
- our our blog post in Spanish and English: https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/training-the-next-generation-of-digital-rights-advocates.
We are hosting this course on the Peer 2 Peer University <http://schoolofopen.p2pu.org/> platforms, a platform that allows for innovative course design and mediated and non-mediated classes. Here is the link to our course page: http://open-internet-p2pcourse.org/. Some sections are still under development but will be ready before the launch.
If you have any questions or need further information, we would be happy to schedule a call with you or answer your questions by email.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to any future collaboration.