The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is pleased to further develop its partnership with the Federica Weblearning Center, a world-class centre for online learning focusing on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Federica Weblearning is also coordinating the IPSAMOOCs, a series of Political Science MOOCs developed under the auspices of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). These courses are available on the Federica.eu platform and on the Federica edX platform.

On this occasion, we are launching a call for expressions of interest (EoI) in contributing to the translation of the content of the IPSAMOOCs, and other MOOCs related to Political Science, to different languages. The focus in the pilot stage of the project is particularly on translations from English and from Italian, with a preference for the most widely spoken languages (e.g. Spanish) but we welcome EoI with any language and will assess the feasibility of initiating a translation of a particular MOOC to any language.

The EoI should contain a brief CV and an accompanying brief letter (max. 1 page) indicating (1) the languages they would be interested in translating into, (2) the amount of time they could devote to the project, and the time frame that they could envision for initial engagement, (3) a specification of which one or several IPSAMOOCs they would be interested in working on (see course list section at this page) and (4) the reasons of being interested in this opportunity. Please send these two documents as PDF files to mooc@iapss.org by 30 October 2020.

This is a volunteer, unpaid position.

The benefits of the IPSAMOOC Translator role include: (1) the opportunity to contribute to the worldwide dissemination and increased accessibility of an important tool for quality Political Science education, (2) recognition by acknowledging and promoting the Translator profiles through appropriate channels; (3) possibilities for collaboration within a team and brainstorming over possible new initiatives pertaining to Political Science and/or democratic citizenship education. 

An individual IAPSS membership is encouraged to be obtained by the translators to receive members-only communication from IAPSS.

Those who express interest may be invited to provide additional application information at a later point. The submission of an EoI does not guarantee an offer for the IPSAMOOC Translator.

Please do not hesitate to contact us via mooc@iapss.org in case of further questions or inquiries.

We look forward to your expressions of interest!