The TechChange Model
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Integrated Game Mechanics
Stay engaged in course content with our custom game mechanics TechPoints and CourseMap
Get hands-on experience with tools through participatory exercises
Converse in real-time with leading experts in the field
Exchange with a dynamic and supportive learning community
Every course has an average of 50 students from over 20 countries and features a number of international experts
Make yourself more marketable by gaining practical skills valued by employers in the international development, conflict management, humanitarian and educational sectors, among others
Our immersive learning environment equips you with skills you need, without the cost and time of an entire semester or degree program
Take courses during layovers, on lunch breaks, or in your pajamas. All live events are recorded and archived so you can go at your own pace. Course content is mobile and tablet-friendly
Real-time small group interactions and live expert discussions using video, audio and chat encourage collaborative learning
Point systems, visual maps, engaging graphics and other video game mechanics ensure our courses are fun and dynamic
How do your courses work? Do I need to be online at specific times? Is it all self-paced?
TechChange courses are delivered entirely online. Each course is designed to be highly interactive and social, but we also work hard to ensure that the majority of content can experienced in a self-paced manner. We do feature real-time interactions each week such as live discussions, live expert interviews, and live simulations. In order to accommodate busy schedules of learners from around the world we’ve set up a learning environment where participants have plenty of options and can choose the ones they’d like to be involved with depending on their availability and interest.
Will I have access to the course after it ends?
Absolutely! You’ll be able to access all course materials for at least 4 months after the course ends so you can catch up on things you missed and work through content at your own pace.
How much time should I budget each week for a course?
We recommend dedicating a minimum of 7-9 hours a week for your course. Some participants choose to spend more and some less. All live events (video interviews, chats, radio shows) are archived and the facilitator produces weekly recaps for those that fall behind. All course content is also available for 4 months after the course ends so participants can revisit it, should they need to.
What are the technical requirements to take a TechChange course?
Courses are delivered completely online and as such require a consistent connection to the Internet and a working internet browser. We recommend the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. Note: we suggest Internet Explorer (IE) users upgrade to at least IE 8, although the platform will still work with IE 7 and above. We have optimized our courses to be accessible in low-bandwidth environments. TechChange has a dedicated tech support team that is always available to assist with specific individual concerns and work to ensure all your needs are met.