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Gain a deeper understanding of the latest aviation trends through an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Available to anyone with online access, these complimentary, non-credit courses deliver specialized instruction from subject-matter experts on a variety of topics, ranging from aircraft maintenance to passenger safety. Courses include readings, practitioner interviews, discussions, quizzes and surveys. Register today to discover new horizons with the global leader in aerospace education!

Combatting Human Trafficking: Understanding, Prevention, and Action MOOC

Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus MOOC emphasizes the importance of raising awareness and action, empowering learners to advocate for change in their communities. It offers a unique online course that comprehensively explores the threat posed by human trafficking and how to respond to it. Globally distributed, the course promotes global responsible citizenship.

The three-module Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is designed for all knowledge levels and will be available online, free of charge, from July 8, 2024, until July 28, 2024. Everyone from across the world who is interested in learning more about human trafficking is encouraged to sign up. To participate complete the self-registration!

Modules include:

  • Defining: Introduction to Human Trafficking Crisis
  • Exploring: Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Indicators of Human Trafficking
  • Acting: Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention & Support: Research and Practice to Combat Human Trafficking

Participants have the option of earning a certificate of completion and badge.

Course Description:

This course investigates the dynamic dimensions of human trafficking, exploring its underlying causes and far-reaching effects on both individuals and communities globally. Through engaging lessons, case studies, interviews with community partners, and interactive discussions, participants will learn to identify key indicators of human trafficking, to understand how to best support survivors, and to focus on prevention efforts.

Focused on a worldwide perspective, the MOOC will also cover the aviation sector-focused Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) which is an element of the DHS Blue Campaign, which is led by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The BLI trains aviation industry employees to identify potential traffickers and victims and to report their suspicions. Resources are also available to the broader global community of air travelers through the DHS Blue Campaign, of which BLI is an element.

The course features subject matter experts from the Embry-Riddle Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences alongside practitioners from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) and Polaris – the nonprofit organization overseeing the United States National Human Trafficking Hotline, offering invaluable insights and perspectives on combating human trafficking from the community partner perspective.

Past MOOCs

  • Leadership Skills for Women in Aerospace and Aviation (2022)
  • Aircraft Accident Investigation (2022)
  • Aviation Is Your Future (2021)
  • Aviation Resilience Through Sustainability (2021)
  • Emerging Trends in Aviation Maintenance (2021)
  • Safe to Fly: How Commercial Aviation is Adapting to COVID-19 (2021)
  • Coming of Age: Sustainability in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry (2018, 2019)
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users (2017)
  • The Human Factor in Aviation (2016)
  • Aircraft Accident Investigation (2016)
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul – Global Opportunities, Growth and Challenges (2016)
  • Airline Operations (2016)

Contact Us

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Daytona Beach, FL 32114