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Inforum Course: Shaping the Internet - History and Futures

How is the Internet governed?  Who are the different actors and stakeholders in Internet governance?  How did this system emerge and where is it going in the future?

By taking this course, you can develop a strong understanding of Internet governance and the ecosystem of organizations and issues that are shaping the future of the Internet.

Who Should Attend

You should attend this course if:

  • You want to understand how the Internet is governed.
  • You have an interest in public policy and Internet governance.
  • You would like to understand the history of the Internet.
  • You want to help shape the future of the Internet.

What You Will Learn

The modules in this course cover:

  • The History of the Internet
  • Internet Invariants
  • Introduction to Internet Governance
  • Internet Actors and Stakeholders Groups
  • Internet Policy Principles
  • Internet Infrastructure, Standards, Protocols and Systems
  • Regulatory Frameworks
  • Internet Governance for Development (IG4D)
  • Multilingualism and Internationalization
  • Legal Aspects of the Internet
  • Cybersecurity and Resilience

How This Course Works 

This course is available in self-paced format.  Subject matter experts are available to assist you online.

The course will be offered through Inforum, the Internet Society’s learning management system.

Course content will consist of readings, short online videos, mini-quizzes and discussions/activities. 

Connect will be used to facilitate course discussions and exchanges between Chapters.

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Special Thanks to the Following Contributors to the Development of this Course:

  • Niel Harper
  • Susan Chalmers
  • Laureana Pavon
  • Toral Cowieson
  • Jean-Paul Nkurunziza
  • John Klensin
  • Sally Wentworth
  • Christine Runnegar
  • Phil Roberts
  • Nicolas Seidler
  • Day One Technologies