The SDGs and Courses Offered
The SDGs are 17 goals with a total of 169 targets among them, most of which are meant to be achieved by 2030. These goals strive to work towards sustainable economic, social, and environmental development on a global scale. You can read in-depth reports about these goals and the progress being made towards achieving them at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org. Courses offered through the SDG initiative cover one or more of the goals through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Coursera is the primary platform where these courses are offered for the general public in the form of online classes with the hope of increasing participation in the work being done towards these goals. The courses often provide a hands-on experience with an NGO or international organization who is working to achieve the SDGs through their work. The participating universities hope to offer a global education on these goals and ways to get involved.
#GLOBExSDGs #My4SDGs #Pick4SDGs. Check the list of courses and, based on your interests and priorities, pick 4 SDGs and select one course per SDG. Why are you making this selection?
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Global Learning Adventures in Oslo, Norway aboard Navigator of the Seas. We visited Nobel Peace Center and downtown Oslo. #visitpeace is the hashtag of the Center. FB: http://www.facebook.com/nobelpeacecenter. Instagram: @nobelpeaceoslo
Steps to take for safety and security following a crisis while traveling.
Notify the U.S. Embassy of your whereabouts, status, and onward travel plans. Search for your nearest U.S. Embassy and their contact details on the official government website and register your future travels via the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP.
Use Facebook’s Safety Check feature to quickly inform your friends and family, via the social network, of your safety. Geolocation will pinpoint your proximity to a site of crisis, and your next visit to Facebook will prompt you to “mark yourself safe.”
Consider adding an international voice and data plan for your smartphone if you aren’t already traveling with one. You may have one and not yet know it; T-Mobile customers have free international texting and data, with $0.20-per-minute calling, as part of every “Simple Choice” plan. If your phone is unlocked, buying a local SIM card and prepaid plan also works. The ability to call emergency services, travel providers, and your friends and family should not be underestimated. In addition, having data means access to Google Maps, social media, travel rebooking emails, and any breaking news updates on the situation.
If you are a Scout locate the local Scouting association, offices, and shops. Be a resource to help the community your are visiting.
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