Ambassador Norland joins completion ceremony for Embassy MOOC Camp on English writing (March 4)

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On March 4 the U.S. Embassy hosted participants of its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Camp on academic writing.  At the completion ceremony Ambassador Norland commended the participants on their dedication to improve their English, saying it would help Georgia strengthen its capacity to thrive in the global economy and in international relations.

The event marked the completion of a four-week course during which Embassy officer Yoon Nam and Professor Nikoloz Parjanadze of International Black Sea University led discussions and exercises that accompanied on online course created by the University of California Berkeley, in collaboration with edX and the U.S. Department of State.  During the course participants honed their writing by focusing on skill such as diction, tone, and editing.