This page was last updated on Friday, 09-Feb-2007 16:03:53 EST
Since 1997, the G8 Research has been involved in offering online university-level courses about the G7/G8 institutions, issues and members. With G8 Online 2002, we're mounting an expanded program from previous years. This year, G8 Online delivers a university level, online course of 26 lectures, with supporting materials, tutorials and other interactive features and offered in both English and French. Recognizing the significant world-wide audience for G8 Online, and cognizant of the digital divide, G8 Online will be offered in text-only, audio only, low-bandwidth video and high-bandwidth video options.
In addition to the lecture by leading academics, students will play a pivotal role in the project. French and English-language teaching assistants will conduct student-led video seminars to discuss the course topics, as well as facilitate the interactive listserve and chat functionality through real-time online office hours and moderated discussion groups.
The course, available in the weeks leading up to the Kananaskis Summit, on-site from the Summit as well as a post-event evaluation, is freely available to students, instructors, media, other professionals and interested citizens around the world, for immediate and subsequent use. The text versions of these lectures are available on this website beginnning today; the full G8 Online course will be available soon on its own website - continue to check this page for scheduled releases.