Arab Spring and Internet Revolution online course

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Description of the Course: There is no doubt that Arab Spring appraisal was possible due to the Internet and mobile technology spread.  At the end of the twentieth century, somewhere between 1980 and 1995, began one of the great revolutions in human history: the information revolution and New Digital Era. This revolution is not specific to a particular nation or a particular area, but affects all humanity. The course will discuss the influence of the Internet revolution in all spheres of life: economy, labor market, society, nation-states, ideology, education, relationships, romantic relationships, family, communication and so on. Media across the globe have been focusing on a “Twitter Revolution” in Iran as hundreds of thousands of street protestors purportedly mobilized their demonstrations using the microblogging service. So great has the notion of Twitter‘s role in the Iranian protests become that the U.S. State Dept. reportedly asked the company to defer some maintenance” by Joel Schectman, June 17, 2009, BisunessWeek

  • Potential participants: Students of Communication and Media Departments, professionals, journalists, researchers governmental officials
  • Duration: 14 weeks (3 months)
  • Certification level: participation
  • Learning mode: self-paced supported
  • Blog and Forums: available
  • Languages of video lessons: English (with captions)
  • Schedule: next intake – beginning of even month (upon registration)
  • Price: 390$US                only 90$!

Our student Larissa Aronyan says: “It is very comprehensive course which makes you think about everyday issues and connects between them until you see the picture in whole. This course has a brilliant ability to simplify things bringing parallels and comparisons and build a whole world of explanation. I enjoyed the course very much!”

Lessons outline

  • The history of the Internet
  • Turning global and digital
  • “Global village” or “slums media”?
  • Randomality or causality between Internet and democratization?
  • Do Old and New Media Collide?
  • The Network is Hollywood
  • Search for a community space in cyberspace
  • The new power and status in digital world
  • Politics of technology or technology of politics?
  • Transnational Civil Society and deployment of the Nation-state

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