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Children’s Rights and Technology in Digital Age: Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 13, 2021
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The Global Campus of Human Rights is pleased to announce the MOOC on Children’s Rights and Technology in the Digital Age.

This MOOC will take a deep dive into just how often children are exposed to these futuristic, and sometimes problematic, technological developments and investigate what that means for a vulnerable group that may not fully understand the implications – be they positive or negative – or meaning of consent.

By way of a MOOC, we aim to provide a coherent overview of the current discussions, regulations, and known implications of children’s relationships to technology in the digital age.

We also aim to close the gap in knowledge and a lack of accessibility of existing knowledge to a wider audience.

Through a human rights approach, this project will play a role in promoting a more ethical, human-centric, and accessible tech-infused future, considering the coming generations may not have a say in what they have inherited. It is critical that we call attention to this issue now, while we still have the ability to moderate technological implementation as it continually seeps into our everyday lives.

We want to challenge the diverse audience of our MOOC to be critical consumers and informed advocates for children’s rights in the digital age.

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Global Campus of Human Rights designed this course for participants (students, researchers, educators, children, parents, concerned citizens, politicians, media professionals, tech developers / experts / companies, and governmental / inter-governmental / non-governmental actors) around the world who are actively interested and engaged in children’s rights and how they are considered in relation to technologies that already permeate society, but also those technologies that are in development and how they may impact this particular age group.

The course encompasses a 5-week period.
Participants are expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of active learning through readings, videos, webinars, discussions, and quizzes.
Case studies and examples from different areas of the world and on different themes will be used to identify cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a global and multidimensional understanding of the topic.

Course dates: From 1 March to 4 April 2021.

Free enrolment until 14 March 2021.

For more information, please visit https://gchumanrights.org/mooc-crda

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 25
Feb 25

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Jill Langhus
Feb 26
Feb 26

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 26
Feb 26

Welcome!