This MOOC “Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites”, produced by the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”, provides an introduction to tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Moving from UNESCO’s principles and doctrines, the MOOC covers Communication Technologies, Economy, Management and Planning, and more… It is aimed at policymakers, site managers, students and people active in the tourism industry. This MOOC is designed and run by an international network of prestigious universities: highly profiled researchers and professors share their knowledge with you in an accessible way on tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites Course Content
The course consists of 8 modules, released one per week. During each module, learners will be able to gain knowledge about different aspects of Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites thanks to ad-hoc documents and videos produced by members of an international network of prominent universities.
- Week 1: Concepts, Doctrines, and Lists (I). 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
- Week 2: Concepts, Doctrines, and Lists (II). 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
- Week 3: Tourism at World Heritage Sites
- Week 4: Tourism and Local Communities
- Week 5: Site Conservation/Enhancement and Tourist Management
- Week 6: Tourism Interpretation on World Heritage Sites
- Week 7: eTourism for Heritage
- Week 8: Tourist Economy related to Heritage
Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their understanding and learning progress through quizzes, as well as through various activities, discussions, and peer-to-peer evaluated activities.
The course remains available with all materials for enrolled students to use for about 1 year.
The MOOC is open to everyone wishing to learn more about how tourism works at UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has, however, a special focus on professional figures such as academics, site managers, state agencies, and other professions involved in tourism.
The assessment process is based on weekly quizzes, where participants can test their knowledge, and peer-reviewed online activities in which to put the newly gained notions into practice. Learners successfully completing the course will then receive a free course completion certificate.
Summary of Course Main Features
- Classes Start: January 15, 2018
- Classes End: December 31, 2018
- Estimated Effort: 3:00 h/week
- Language: English
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