Note: This is an SDSNedu mini-series. Unlike traditional full-length SDSNedu online courses, a mini-series is much shorter in length - just 5-6 chapters - and will be made available in its entirety on the launch date.
In September 2015, the world’s leaders signed on to a new global sustainable development agenda, an ambitious series of goals known collectively as the “Sustainable Development Goals” or “SDGs”. The SDGs are the result of an unprecedented three-year, multi-stakeholder international consultation with the ambition of setting an integrated social, economic, and environmental vision for the planet. The SDGs respond to the recognition of our shared responsibility to current and future generations to be thoughtful stewards of our world, a responsibility that lies with developed countries and developing countries alike.
This mini-series presents and explains the 17 newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. “Transforming Our World: Achieving the SDGs” is a call to action that extends beyond policy makers to civil society, business, and universities, and is led by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Chapter I: Getting to Know the Sustainable Development Goals
Chapter II: Sustainable Development Plans
Chapter III: Technology, Innovation, and the Sustainable Development Goals
Chapter IV: Good Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals
Chapter V: Business and the Sustainable Development Goals
Chapter VI: Universities and the Sustainable Development Goals
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.