On December 19th the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Heritage under Threat will be launched.
The Centre for Global Heritage and Development, with the assistance of ICTO, the platform for innovation and education at Leiden University, has created a MOOC on the topic of threatened heritage. Together with researchers from Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft Technical University a program has been set up for an online learning course covering all agents that threaten heritage, ranging from mass-tourism, looting, destruction and disaster. There will be special focus on the topic of heritage and indigenous rights.
The MOOC is relevant to (Honours) students of Archaeology, Heritage Studies, Landscape History and (Architectural) History (MA/RMA and PhD level), Anthropology and Law. It is also aimed at specialists as well as the general public on a global level (e.g. indigenous peoples, people who cannot access academic class rooms) with a view to raising awareness on heritage under destruction.
The MOOC has been developed under the coordination of dr. Sada Mire and Krijn Boom of the Dept. of World Heritage, who are both expert in contested heritage.