The Internet Governance Series is a self paced, free online course, organized into pillars/issues based topics. The learner can pick and chose their specific topic of interest. The Internet Ecosystem is onerous and covers a wide range of topics from economic opportunities to cybersecurity, from open access and freedom of speech to net neutrality, all with its own dialogue and debates. This course will covers the range of topics as an introduction to the overall issues. Our aim is to provide a birds-eye view of the Internet Ecosystem so that learners can pick and choice the topic of specific interest for them to giving the learner the option to deep dive into their preferred topics of interest.
The material is organized starting with the technical and Infrastructure sections providing the nuts and bolts on how the Internet works. The sections on economic, development, social and cultural, and legal provide the perspective from the various disciplines providing their specific interest as to how the Internet operates. The final section is focuses on the key actors starting with Civil Society and ICANN who provide different roles and responsibilities to the smooth operation of the Internet. The various Appendices are valuable resources for ongoing learning include glossaries, ICANN terms, slideshow, bibliographies and more.
It's important to note that the resource will continue to add more content and information to suit the needs of the community.
The objective of this course is to help participant understand the complexity of the Internet. By the end of the course participant will be aware of the the various stakeholders in the Internet Ecosystem and better understand how they can get involved and make their voices heard.
The core areas for discussion include:
The core target group is IEEE members and IEEE Young Professionals. Other target groups include the ICANN community, ISOC members and Schools of Governance,
IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent) Data Literacy Programmes
The course is self paced which means learners can go at their own pace and at their own free time. No time restrictions. Quizes and assignments will be added over time.
The content includes the following:
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Glenn McKnight is the producer of the Internet Governance Series. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Smart Village Technical Committee, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance committee and the Chair of ICANN- NARALO which is the North American AtLarge Organization with ICANN. He is also the co-founder of the Internet Society of Canada. Glenn has participated in many IEEE Humanitarian Conferences as a videographer, photographer, as well as hosting community events funded by IEEE Canada Foundation, IEEE SIGHT, and the IEEE Toronto Section.
More information available at ICANNWIKI
We would like to thank the IEEE Foundation for their generous support for the project and all the individuals who shared their knowledge and time to provide video content to the series A special acknowledgement to the DIPLO Foundation for their excellence work to inspire the focus of the body of work. More information at http://www.diplomacy.edu/resources/books/introduction-internet-governance
To be kept up to date visit the DIPLO YOUTUBE Channel on Monthly updates on Internet Governance
We also recommend signup for the IEEE Internet Technology Policy @ Collabratec
The Internet Technology Policy (ITP) Community provides a platform for connecting technology and policy experts (engineers, scientists, industry leaders, policy makers, and others), to discuss and address technology policy issues related to Internet governance, cybersecurity, and privacy. As an active member of the community you will have access to resources and information, and will dialogue with experts working on Internet technology and public policy, to inform the debate and policy decisions and to help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices.
A special thanks to all those individuals who provided their encouragement and critical feedback on the series, noteworthy are Joan Kerr, Professor Alfredo Calderon, Maureen Hilyard, Marita Moll and others.