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TC105: Mobiles for International Development

September 8, 2014 - October 3, 2014

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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TC111: Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

September 22, 2014 - October 17, 2014

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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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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TC104: Digital Organizing and Open Government

October 20, 2014 - November 14, 2014

Technological innovation has resulted in the development of new channels of communication which are democratizing access to and production of media. This four-week online professional development certificate course will evaluate case studies where new technologies have been used for activism and what factors and contexts are most influential on outcomes.

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TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management

November 24, 2014 - December 19, 2014

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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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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TC110: Social Media for Social Change

June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014

Activists, politicians, and academics alike have heralded social media as a revolutionarily change in the way people, organizations, and governments interact with each other. Learn how social media has been credited with toppling totalitarian regimes during the Arab Spring, highlighting social inequities with the Occupy Wall Street movement, and shining an unwanted spotlight on one of the worst dictators of the modern era through KONY2012.

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