The Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is offering a distance learning course in online dispute resolution (ODR) for the spring 2006 semester. The course will be taught by Dan Rainey, Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for the National Mediation Board.
I took this course myself two years ago and would most certainly recommend it to anyone interested in exploring the field of online dispute resolution under the tutelage of ODR pioneers. When I took the course, taught at that time by Colin Rule, Ethan Katsh, and Alan Gaitenby, Dan was a guest lecturer. I came away impressed by the depth of Dan’s knowledge, together with his generosity of spirit and willingness to share his insights and experience with students.
You can register for the course online here. Classes begin on January 31.
Questions about the program? You can contact Alan Gaitenby at