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Global Master's in Development Practice

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Global Master's in Development Practice

Global Master's in Development Practice Partner(s): Jeffrey Sachs
Earth Institute

Access: Private
Released: September 2009


The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and agricultural productivity. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has committed $15 million to create MDP programs at up to 15 universities worldwide over the next three years.

CCNMTL supports the MDP with a suite of technological tools to help achieve the program's goals. These include a range of customized tools that enable synchronous and asynchronous collaboration among the participants in shared courses taught simultaneously at many universities around the world, and a customized social network to encourage and foster a global community of sustainable development practitioners.

The Global Master's in Development Practice is a Online Learning Initiative project.

Related project categories:
Business and Finance | Custom Software Applications and Tools | Education | Global and Distance Learning | Medicine and Health | Online & Directed Learning | Political Science and Social Policy | Sciences

Related news:
Mar-10-2011: CCNMTL Attends the Global MDP Summit 2011
Sep-25-2009: New Master's Program Offers Global Classroom
Jul-14-2009: CCNMTL Partner John McArthur Discusses Master's in Development Practice in The Huffington Post
Oct-23-2008: CCNMTL Partners with Earth Institute on New Master's Degree