Small States & International Dispute Resolution

Wellington Uni-Professional at Victoria University of Wellington approached Mohawk Media to develop a series of e-learning modules on Small States & International Dispute Resolution around climate change, as an online course on the Open edX Learning Management System (LMS).

The course objective is to engage participants from Pacific Islands, Caribbean, and African Small States in developing international dispute resolution capacity for Climate Change. The target audience is judges, government officials, legal practitioners, business owners, academics, and NGOs.

The challenge was to produce a series of 12 e-learning modules with legal subject matter experts (SMEs) based across the world, without professional recording experience, equipment or studios. Presenters were also based in developing countries with limited internet bandwidth. To add to the complexity – the world went into lockdowns for COVID-19 during production in 2020.

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Mohawk Media designed a remote production process and training manual, with guidelines on scripting, presenting and recording using easily accessible equipment and tools. Presenters were shown how to get the best recording quality for video and audio, based on the Science Media Savvy workshops we ran for the Science Media Centre in New Zealand. 

Animations, maps, graphs and graphical overlays were added during post-production along with audio, lighting and colour correction to create a professional and cohesive style throughout the eLearning modules.

The project management and reviewing tools, workflows and training enabled the project to continue during lockdowns, with content created from home studios, offices and locations in the UK, NZ, Caribbean, Singapore and South Pacific.

The published course on the edX Edge platform contains videos, transcripts, reading resources and quizzes for testing comprehension.

Produced by Mohawk Media for Wellington Uni-Professional, in association with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Institute of Small and Microstates.