Professional Education, Testing and Certification International Fund
Writing and editing
Architecture and human settlements
Volunteers: 25 needed
6-10 hours per week / 52 weeks
English, French, Spanish
Task - Background and objectives - Requirements
PEOI, a provider of university level courses free of charge, seeks authors with a background in teaching or work experience, who would like to join a group of colleagues developing a course in city planning and numerous other courses in architecture, urbanism and construction. You are welcome to work on chapter text, cases, assignments, reading lists, summaries, class discussions, review and test questions, as well as research and add examples, statistics and citations.All PEOI's course pages are in HTML. You will not be responsible for any HTML code, but only for the text in between. Content can be imported from open education resources, i.e. material that is not copyright restricted such as in wikipedia or courseware at major universities. You must have the skills to locate and import such material. Depending on your qualifications you may be called upon to grade assignments, monitor class discussions or answer student questions.
PEOI is a non-profit organization started in 1999, and now run by over 8000 volunteers, that delivers complete university level courses online at www.peoi.org in eleven languages free of charge. Help disadvantaged students and aspiring professionals improve their lives by giving them a university education, and contribute to economic development of the country in which they live.
Advanced university degree is a MUST. Teaching in university or work experience in related field desirable. Advanced computer skills since all work is done online, and you must learn how to navigate PEOI's platform and master PEOI's online procedures. Please submit CV. PEOI's courses are normally first written in English, but they can also be developed in French, Spanish or any of PEOI's operating languages.
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