MOOC - RePast

Massive open online course ‘Dark Tourism: Revisiting the past & Anticipating the Future’

This massive open online course (MOOC) is a free online course available for anyone to enroll at any time by self-enrollment. 
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‘Dark Tourism: Revisiting the past & Anticipating the Future’

  • 6 Units 
  • 1 Introduction 
  • 1 Welcome message

Learn What's Important on Dark Tourism and Troubled Past 

The course offers to professionals and students a flexible way to learn new skills and obtain a quality educational experience in a setting similar to an online class. The online course is adapted to suit the needs of professionals and students in the fields of tourism and tourism studies. 

Learn by Example

By examples and videos this online course aims to demystify dark tourism, which focuses on places with a particular troubled period in their past, and to bridge theory and practice on dark tourism and troubled past. 
Meet the instructor

Dr. Maria Hadjielia Drotarova, PhD

My research interests focus on topics at the nexus of tourism management and education, while I am also researching phenomena linked to new technologies in tourism such as P2P digital platforms. There is much to gain from combining tourism and education, especially in specialized forms of tourism such as dark tourism and thanatourism, which can offer possibilities for re-education on the importance of places of death and disaster. The field of education is a broad field, which can provide new theories and perspectives to the study of tourism and its specialized forms.
My contributions to literature include, amongst other, theoretical understandings on educational experience and its social dimensions, the conceptualization of the nexus between thanatourism and emotions, and dynamics and processes associated with the functioning of short-term rental (STR) platforms in tourism (e.g. types of hosts, professionalisation and quality standards, etc.).
This course will be delivered together with my assistant Chryso Panayidou, (PhD Cand).
Patrick Jones - Course author
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