Massive Online Open Courses
From time to time, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) organizes so-called Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).
Via our online courses we try to engage individuals with the ISS by giving a clear view of our innovative teaching methods that are freely accessible to anyone interested in the topic.
Engagement is a two-way process, with academics sharing their knowledge and facilitating discussions between people holding different opinions. We aim to strategically engage with other academic partners to create multi-disciplinary online open courses.
This MOOC will teach you to develop accountable, high-quality and ethical responses to disaster in conflict-affected areas. The E-course is meant primarily for practitioners, but also open to students or otherwise interested people. It stimulates participants to think about humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster response in contexts where conflict is ongoing, lingering, or has characterized the setting in recent times, as well as about the hard choices and dilemmas faced by humanitarian actors in conflict settings.
Taught jointly by ISS and the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, this MOOC will answer such questions as:
Taught by Professor Irene van Staveren (ISS), Professor Rob van Tulder (Rotterdam School of Management) and PhD researcher Maria Dafnomili (ISS), this is the first online course to teach economics from a pluralist perspective. Economic pluralism means that a plurality of theoretical and methodological viewpoints is regarded as valuable in itself and is simply the best way in which economics can make progress in understanding the world. This MOOC illustrates economic pluralism not only in substance but also in form.