ICNC has conducted a hybrid or blended course on dynamics and power of civil resistance for the first time in 2011. The course was offered together with the United States Institute of Peace and included a classroom-based teaching and online learning.
Based on its successful experience in online learning ICNC set up a partnership with the Graduate School of Rutgers University-Newark in 2012. Since then ICNC offered and led fully-developed online seminars on civil resistance on a regular annual basis, moderated by its staff and the ICNC academic advisors.
On average, more than 50 participants from around the world join and participate in our online course. As part of the online learning, participants engage with the assigned material, watch videos, participate in the webinar talks and collaborate through online discussions by exchanging views and ideas in the online forums together with other learners and course moderators.
ICNC course content that is currently set up on the ICNC Moodle Platform consists of a generic introduction to civil resistance and covers nature, dynamics and effectiveness of nonviolent campaigns and movements, skills vs. conditions, strategies and tactics, backfire, defections and other related themes.
Participation in the e-class is not restricted by time zones. Course material, its forums and posts are accessible to the participants any time during the day throughout the course and even after it ends. Interested participants can earn up to 2 graduate credits from Rutgers University if they met the course requirements.
Learning objectives of our online seminars are:
- introduce main concepts and ideas of civil resistance
- discuss various historical and contemporary cases of nonviolent campaigns and movements
- reflect on effectiveness of civil resistance, its underlying political power and its core features
- facilitate moderated discussions among learners, including their on-the-ground experience
- provide interactive and structured learning environment so learners can become a more informed observer of nonviolent conflicts and effective conveyor of civil resistance knowledge
- A comprehensive overview of the 2016 ICNC online course
- A comprehensive overview of the 2015 ICNC online course
- A comprehensive overview of the 2014 ICNC online course
- A comprehensive overview of the 2013 ICNC online course
- A comprehensive overview of the 2012 ICNC online course