Our 2018 MOOC topic has been revealed - Sports Law. Further information and registration will be available shorty. Read about the history of the Diploma Centre's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) below.
What is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a free online course that is open to all and specifically designed for large numbers to participate. The annual Law Society of Ireland MOOC presented by the Diploma Centre embraces the Law Society’s access to legal education and the legal profession approach. To-date, the Diploma Centre’s MOOCs have attracted over 9000 participants from over 54 countries since they first launched in 2014.
Details of the 2018 MOOC will be available shortly. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information.
- Free online course
- Open to everyone
- Five weeks duration
- Contributions from leading lawyers and industry experts
- Short video interviews and presentations
- Quizzes and online activities
- CPD hours available
2014 An Introduction to Aviation Leasing and Finance in Ireland (MOOC)
In 2014 the Diploma Centre launched the Society's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This course ran for six weeks and covered an introduction to aviation leasing and finance and its beginnings in Ireland, technical basics, legal, financial and commercial.
2015 Understanding the Law in a Digital Age (MOOC)
In 2015 the topic was the growing area of Technology Law. Technology has brought exponential change not only in our personal lives but also in professional practice, in terms of how legal practice is managed, the software used and the legal issues confronting clients in business. The MOOC, ‘Understanding the law in a digital age’, explored emerging issues of relevance to entrepreneurs who seek to exploit opportunities in this digital age and to existing organisations who must engage online to prosper. It also examined the importance of regulation, data protection, online privacy and the legal implications of rapidly-growing use of social media.
2016 Privacy, a human right for the Digital Age (MOOC)
The 2016 MOOC ‘Privacy, a human right for the digital age’, was delivered online over five weeks and comprised presentations from experts in data protection and digital privacy, live online discussions and assessments, and the balance between an individual’s right to privacy and the efficient use of data by companies and other organisations. Specific content such as cyber security threats, the EU-US Privacy Shield – or the ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement as it is known – and the impact of emerging technology, including drones and ‘the internet of things’, are extremely topical and of interest to a wide range of people.
2017 Employment Law: Brexit borders and offices without walls (MOOC)
In 2017 the topic of 'Employment Law in the digital era: Brexit, borders and offices without walls; challenges and impacts in uncertain times' was explored. The course explored contemporary employment issues including social media in the workplace, equality and the law, dispute resolution mechanisms and hiring post-Brexit: why Ireland works as an alternative.
We will be running a new MOOC in May 2018. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information available shortly! If you would like to contact us please email: Diplomateam@lawsociety.ie
Watch the 2017 promotional video