Nabatchi research used to develop new World Bank MOOC on citizenship engagement 

21st Century Democracy

Tina Nabatchi, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will be a panelist at a March 16 event in Washington, DC, to launch the World Bank’s new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement.  The launch event will be streamed live beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and questions can be submitted directly from viewers to panelists.  

Taught by a global faculty of experts and practitioners, the free four-week course will provide a holistic overview of citizen engagement through interactive videos, resources, and activities. It will explore underlying theories and concepts of citizen engagement, examine the role it can play in improving policymaking and public service delivery, and investigate the impact of new technologies, particularly in developing countries. Participants can contribute their own insights and connect with others through online forums, dedicated social media channels, and Google Hangouts.  Target enrollment for the MOOC, which begins on March 15, is 40,000.

Nabatchi helped design and deliver a major module of the MOOC, drawing on her forthcoming book (with Matt Leighninger), Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy, which is listed as a recommended reading for the free course.

To enroll in the MOOC on Citizen Engagement or to learn more, visit bit.ly/citizensengage  #citizensengage