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TC141: Mapping for International Development

March 2, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Technology for mapmaking is redefining international development. In this four-week online course, users will learn from leading experts how to leverage open data in OpenStreetMap, make beautiful maps in MapBox, map a crisis in Ushahidi, and manage projects with Palantir and Tomnod.

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How do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater. This four week online certificate course will focus on building skills and strategies to better collect, manage, analyze and visualize data using a variety of ICT tools.

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The mobile phone is rapidly bringing communication to the most remote areas of the world. NGOs, governments and companies alike are beginning to realize the potential of this ubiquitous tool to address social challenges. This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore successful applications of mobile phone use that facilitate economic transactions, support public health campaigns and connect learners to educational content.

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This four-week online professional development certificate course will explore how new communication and mapping technologies are being used to respond to disasters, create early warning mechanisms, improve coordination efforts, and much more.

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TC113: Gender, Technology, and Social Change

August 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015

With the spread of the Internet and mobile devices, technology empowerment frequently determines the ability of vulnerable individuals to find employment, participate in politics, achieve higher education, and operate as equal members of society. But technology alone is often not enough to serve as a leveling force, and at times, often reinforces existing societal divisions.

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TC344: 3D Printing for Social Good

August 24, 2015 - September 18, 2015

3D printing is primed to change our physical world. This new technology is set to revolutionize the way that we make products by bringing factory to the people and ushering in a new era of innovation and creativity in manufacturing, with incredible implications for international development, humanitarian response, and more.

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In this four-week certificate course, participants will explore how mapping, social media, and mobile telephones can effectively support the work of conflict prevention and management. The course will feature case studies from Kenya, Syria, Uganda, and Myanmar among others.

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