Distance learning, particularly through the medium of the Internet, has become an increasingly common feature of the academic landscape.
A new arrival to the distance learning scene is Transcend Peace University, which describes itself as the “world’s first on-line peace university”. Its courses are “designed for government and NGO practitioners, policy makers and students at any level working in the fields of peace, conflict transformation, development and global issues.”
Courses include “Conflict Prevention, Intervention, Reconciliation and Reconstruction,” “Democratization and Development,”, and even “Peace Museums” (a topic I blogged about a couple of months ago).
Applications are being accepted now for the fall semester beginning in October 2005. The application deadline is September 15, 2005. (Please be aware that Transcend is not an accredited, degree-granting institution at this time.)