ParamiX online courses are back this fall semester with a set of courses under the theme 'Changemakers.' All five courses are about change and the makers of change, with topics ranging from machine learning to business and from social change to climate change.
Each course is twelve weeks long, including time to implement the learning in projects. Each course will have a maximum of 20 participants. At least for nine of these twelve weeks, participants will engage with each other and the instructor in online, synchronous meetings of 1.5 hours twice a week. During the project weeks, there will be regular check-ins and office hours with the instructor.
Having taught a few ParamiX courses, the instructor of the Transforming Mindsets to Fight Climate Change course, Khin Thandar ( LL.M.), appreciates the opportunity to interact with participants directly and the availability of education technologies provided by Parami.
"I joined some online courses myself. I found most of the courses have pre-made videos, and they are very good. But the difference with ParamiX Course is the instructor is there in real-time. If there is anything they [the participants] want to ask, they can do….very, very lively discussion. Also, Parami uses lots of teaching aids [educational technology], for example, H5P, Canvas." said instructor Khin Thandar ( LL.M.).
Meanwhile, the Supervised Machine Learning for Social Change course instructor, Myo Thida (Ph.D.), who also teaches classes at Parami University, described the difference between ParamiX courses and other online courses for its sense of community.
"You have faculty community. You have a student community. Whenever the participants miss the class, I can always reach out to the Parami team to get in contact with them. We have a lot of supporting teams at Parami that I like about it. It is not just 1.5 hours online class, and that is. During these 1.5 hours, there are a lot of interactions. You can use a chatbox to communicate with the participants, discuss and guide them. That is the uniqueness of ParamiX courses based on my experience teaching at Parami," said instructor Myo Thida (Ph.D.).
All the classes will start on August 7, 2023, and end on October 26, 2023.
Maximum 20 students per course.
Course registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All classes are delivered in English.
Applicants may register for more than one course.
The fee per course is 32000 MMK or $20, non-refundable.
Selected projects will be featured on Parami public domain with permission of the participants.
Please apply before July 9, 2023. Click here to apply
Mee the instructors and their courses
If you are interested in how businesses can have positive contributions to not just profit but also people and the planet, join The Business of Making Change course and learn about the key differences between social business and normal business.
Course: The Business of Making Change
Course times: Tuesday + Thursday, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Myanmar Time
Instructor: Jack van Dokkum (M.A.)
Read more about the course and instructor’s bio at: https://www.parami.edu.mm/parami-x/the-business-of-making-change
Our climate clearly is changing, but not in the right direction. Wondering what is or needs changing or how you can take part in addressing the issue? Join the Transforming Mindsets to Fight Climate Change course to learn more about what you can do to contribute to solving the climate change issue.
Course: Transforming Mindsets to Fight Climate Change
Course times: Monday + Wednesday, 8:00 PM -9:30 PM Myanmar Time
Instructor: Khin Thandar (LL.M.)
Read more about the course and instructor’s bio at:
Are you wondering if you can be a changemaker to make your community or the world more equitable and just? The Changemakers for Community Equity and Social Justice course is designed to expand your knowledge on this topic and give you ideas about what you can do to make your community a better place.
Course: The Changemakers for Community Equity and Social Justice
Course times: Monday + Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Myanmar Time
Instructor: Kyaw Sit Naing (M.S.W.)
Read more about the course and instructor’s bio at: https://www.parami.edu.mm/parami-x/changemakers-for-community-equity-and-social-justice-
Are you eager to learn how to create change by writing and explore how writing can change the world? Writing for Social Change is a course where you will improve your writing skills and learn writing techniques to amplify your voice for social change.
Course: Writing for Social Change
Course times: Tuesday + Thursday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Myanmar Time
Instructor: Frances O’Morchoe (Ph.D.)
Read more about the course and instructor’s bio at: https://www.parami.edu.mm/parami-x/writing-for-social-change
Are you a tech-savvy person who wants to learn more about how to use supervised machine learning to measure and predict social change? You can - but you do need to have a computer and experience with the Python programming language if you wish to join this course!
Course: Supervised Machine Learning for Social Change
Course times: Monday + Wednesday, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Myanmar Time
Instructor: Myo Thida (Ph.D.)
Read more about the course and instructor’s bio at: https://www.parami.edu.mm/parami-x/supervised-machine-learning-for-social-change