What is the ICNC Universal E-Classroom
The Universal E-classroom has been created from the content that ICNC, together with its academic collaborators, developed for a number of academic seminars that ICNC conducted in various institutions around the world since 2009. This new resource in the civil resistance scholarship is an accessible online platform that can help advance teaching, curriculum development and research on civil resistance among scholars, educators and students. The content of the Universal E-classroom is still being modified and expanded and its resources will be incrementally updated in the coming weeks and months.
ICNC Universal E-Classroom and its content
The e-platform includes more than 30 sessions and hundreds of articles, videos, and other relevant resources. A list of preliminary subjects available on the universal e-class include:
Civil Resistance: Nature, Ideas and History
1. Introduction to Civil Resistance 2. Dynamics of Nonviolent Civil Resistance 3. Skills/Agency vs. Conditions/Structures 4. Forgotten History of Civil Resistance 5. Misconceptions and Controversies
Strategic Considerations in Civil Resistance Struggles 6. Movement Formation/Mobilization 7. Coalition Building and Sustaining the Movement 8. Strategic Planning and Tactical Innovation 9. Backfire 10. Dilemma Actions 11. Security Divisions 12. Cultural Resistance 13. Negotiations and Civil Resistance 14. Radical Violent Flank 15. Costs and Risks in Civil Resistance
Civil Resistance and its Interplay with Actors, Norms, Processes and Structures 16. Women in Civil Resistance 17. Media and Civil Resistance 18. Third Party and External Actors 19. Human Rights and International Law 20. (Democratic) Transition 21. Countering Extreme Violence
Types of Civil Resistance Struggles 22. Self-Determination Struggles 23. Resistance to Coups 24. Self-Organized Societies in Unstable Environments 25. Movements Against Exploitation of Resources 26. Landless People’s Movements 27. Anti-Corruption Campaigns 28. Civil Resistance in Non-Democracies 29. Leadership and Nonviolent Conflict 30. Civil Resistance in Democracies 31. Civil Resistance Movements that Haven’t Succeeded (Yet) 32. Nonviolent Civilian Defense
Individual Case Studies
33.Cheran, Mexico, China, Civil Rights Movement, Egypt, Iran, Mali, Occupy Movement, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Syria, Tibet, Tunisia, Ukraine
Game, Research and Curriculum Development 32. The Game of Civil Resistance 33. The Future of Research on Civil Resistance 34. Teaching on Civil ResistanceAccessing ICNC Universal E-Classroom
The access to the ICNC universal e-classroom is restricted and interested users have to follow the steps below to register and open an account in order to gain access to the e-resources. Please make sure to follow all the steps listed below or you may encounter difficulty with your account creation.
- Visit the page https://civilresistancestudies.org/. Note that you must include the “s” so that the URL reads “https://” or the page will not load for security reasons. On the upper right-hand side of the page click on, “Login.”
- Create a username and password by filling out the fields on the left-hand side of the screen, then by clicking “login.” Please remember both of these for later use. Fill in all the required fields on the next page and then click on “Create my new account.” Please do not leave any fields with an asterisk* blank, or you will not be able to finalize your account.
- An email from Remote-Learner Admin will then be sent to your inbox. Click on the link provided in the email to confirm your new account. Note: If the email does not appear try checking your spam folder. You will not be able to enroll in the E-Classroom until you click the link in the confirmation email.
- After clicking on the link in the email from Remote-Learner, you will be redirected to https://civilresistancestudies.org/. Click on the grey button labelled “continue.” You will then be redirected to your public profile. Click the “home” button in the upper-left hand of your screen.
- Look through the list of courses on the home page for the Universal E-Classroom on Teaching Civil Resistance and click on it. You will be directed to an “edit profile” page. Please review all information you have submitted, then scroll to the bottom and click “update profile.”
- Once again, you will be redirected to your public profile page. As before, click the “home button” in the upper-left side of the screen.
- For the second time, look through the list of courses for the Universal E-Classroom on Teaching Civil Resistance and click on it. You can now type in the enrollment code, “ICNCuniversalEclass” then click “enroll me in this course.” Note that the enrollment code is case-sensitive.
- You should now have access to all the course materials – session descriptions, readings, videos, etc. Every time you want to log in to the e-classroom go to http://civilresistancestudies.org, click on the course title, and then log in using the username and password you created for yourself. If you have any questions or trouble logging in please don’t hesitate to send an email to David Reinbold: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to facilitate your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve this tool further before we distribute it to a wider audience of educators and academics. You can share your comments either by emailing us directly at email@example.com or by filling out a short survey that is included on the-classroom (in the introduction).