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[liberationtech] Online Certificate Course in Digital Organizing/Open Government

Nick Martin nick at
Mon Dec 17 12:18:33 PST 2012

Hi LiberationTech Folks,

Hope you all have some exciting holiday plans in the works!

I wanted to share an announcement about an upcoming course we're doing
on digital
organizing and open
We've got a great lineup of guest speakers but are also looking for a few
more folks to contribute. Email me if you're interested in being involved
in as a guest expert.

Otherwise feel free to circulate the announcement to your colleagues and
networks if you know folks how might be interested in taking the course.
We've run it a few times and it has helped a number of folks become more
effective in their work.  Early registration ends next tuesday Dec 18th.

Here's a one-minute animation about the course:

For those that are less familiar with TechChange <> we
offer online courses on our own dedicated platform using a number of
techniques including social learning, game mechanics, animation,
interactive simulations, and more. We're also looking to do a lot more work
in animation in 2013 so if anyone is interested in having us do animations
for their org then let us know.



*TC104: Digital Organizing and Open Government (Jan 7th - Feb 1st)*

Technological innovation is transforming civil society organization and
creating new opportunities for government accountability. 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. It will also provide
participants with strategies for maximizing the impact of new media and
train them in the effective use of analysis and message management tools.


   - Kaushal Jhalla, World Bank
   - Linda Raftree, Plan International, USA
   - Barak Hoffman, Georgetown University

*Topics & Tech:*

   - Communicating Online: Social Media Analytics and Outreach
   - Simple Tools for Big Data: Sunlight Labs and Accountable Congress
   - Building an Engaged Public: CrowdHall and Online Discussions
   - Open Government Partnerships and Local Connections: How to Open Your

*Early Registration Deadline*: Tuesday Dec 18th

*Apply now: *

Nicholas Carl Martin
twitter: @ncmart
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