Available courses

We live in a multilingual world. There are different tribes all over the world with languages that they cherish and guide jealously in order for the languages not to go into extinction. In this course, participants will be introduced to the meaning and concept of Linguistic diversity, Multilingualism and Digital environment. They will also be exposed to the definition, types and processes of translation in the digital environment. The concept of sociolinguistics and the various online translation tools recommended by translators will also be explored.

We live in a multilingual world. There are different tribes all over the world with languages that they cherish and guide jealously in order for the languages not to go into extinction. In this course, participants will be introduced to the meaning and concept of Linguistic diversity, Multilingualism and Digital environment. They will also be exposed to the definition, types and processes of translation in the digital environment. The concept of sociolinguistics and the various online translation tools recommended by translators will also be explored.

Digitisation of cultural goods and services largely involve conversion into a format that makes it easier to preserve access and share. This course will explore with participants the incorporation of technological tools into the cultural and creative industries' production processes.

The digital environment has transformed the way cultural and creative industries work. Cultural entrepreneurs especially local artists are faced with numerous challenges as a result of these developments. This course provides participants with knowledge on strategies to support local cultural artists who wish to establish in the digital environment.

Digital technology includes all types of electronic equipment and applications that use information in the form of numeric code. This information (binary) is usually represented by strings of only two numeric characters which are 0 and 1. Digital information are processed by devices which include, personal computers, calculators, automobiles, traffic light controllers, compact disc players, cellular telephones, communications satellites, and high-definition television sets. This course will present participants who are cultural artists with conceptual and application frameworks in the use of digital technologies for their success in their practice.

The digital environment holds much potential in projecting and sustaining cultures. This course focuses on the new technological tools that are helping to promote culture and how they have changed the culture sector through various platforms. Participants will be exposed to the latest digital tools and interactivity and how they are being used to promote culture and expand our cultural world.

The diversity of the media presents a distinctive prospect for the flow of cultural goods and services. This course provides participants with knowledge of what media diversity means and how cultural goods and services are classified. It offers insight into how the diversity of the media can enhance the production and distribution of cultural goods and services.

New developments in the digital environment alongside communication have made it possible for recorded cultural expressions to be transferred over social media from one device  to another  These developments have triggered copyright infringements and piracy This course will share with particicpants, global best practices in combatting online copyright infringement and piracy.

The barriers and policies associated with the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital era is highly complex. This course provides participants the knowledge on existing policies that protect artists' cultural rights and works in the digital environment.

In the contemporary world of information technologies and digitisation, cultural goods and services can be easily processed, preserved and shared by a large number of people through the internet. This course gives an overview of what cultural goods and services are and their immense economic potentials. Participants will learn strategies for Promoting cultural goods and services and their languages through the use of digital technologies.

The use of digital technology provides an enabling platform for protecting and promoting the diversity of cultural expressions Digitised cultural goods and services can be mapped to indicate the location, size and quality of such goods and services. This course will provide participants with knowledge and skills in the use of ICT tools for digital mapping of cultural expressions using Africa as case study.

Today‚Äôs world and age is one in which the influence of digital environment and its effect on culture is trending. Digitisation and cultural transmission have become pervasive, especially considering the mutual inclusivity of culture and digitisation. It is on this basis that strong argument favour digitisation as medium for cultivating enlightenment of cultural policies, if opportunities for access and participation, individual and collective creativity are to be fully explored. This course provides opportunities for learning about the interconnectedness of culture/cultural policies in the digital environment. It will also avail participants, the opportunity of learning creative strategies for adapting national policies on cultural goods and services to the digital environment.

The digital environment presents a unique platform for promoting and protecting the diversities of cultural expressions. Within this space, the promotion of human rights and artistic freedom are especially facilitated.  Within the broader framework of cultural expressions, this course provides participants with knowledge and skills on how human rights and artistic freedom can be protected and promoted using digital resources and tools.