What is this course about?
The course offers an introduction to the topic of digital youth participation. The course is open to everybody and free of charge. The course focuses on testing concrete tools and ways in which digital youth participation can be implemented.
Every unit offers a new topic. The topics range from the core concepts of digital youth participation to the creation of votes to the design of complex participatory processes.
In addition to that, there are various tasks that aim towards experimenting with the presented tools themselves as well as fostering a discussion between the participants of the course.
This course is for people who
- want to get an overview of the topic of digital youth participation and learn about the established tools and projects.
- are interested to intensify their use of digital media for youth participation.
- are already experienced in (digital) participatory processes and are interested in discussing the topic with others.
What do you learn in this course?
- learn the core concepts of digital youth participation.
- be introduced to the possibilities of digital youth participation.
- experiment with several tools designed for participatory processes and
- apply a framework for evaluating these tools.
- get help from experts in the field.
- explore successful projects and practices of digital youth participation.
- collaborate with other participants and experts to make the best possible decision for your project.
How is the course structured?
The course consists of 6 units with various tasks and videos.
- Unit 0: Organizational matters and “Welcome on Board!”
- Unit 1: Basics – Introduction to the topic of digital youth participation
- Unit 2: First steps – Collaborative authorship with Etherpad
- Unit 3: Collecting ideas: Brainstorming and polls with Tricider and Padlet
- Unit 4: Discussions: Participatory processes with various online platforms
- Unit 5: Organizing events: Barcamps as a method for participatory events and their organization with Camper
- Unit 6: Putting it into practice: Finding the right tools for your participatory process.
This course is the international version of the successful jbjMOOC. The jbjMOOC was originally conducted over the course of 6 weeks, featuring one unit per week. This course is now available as a self-study course. Each unit contains several videos and tasks. As of now, two units are available. A new unit will be added every two weeks and can be worked on immediately.