Contributing to the Advancement of Civilization

Unit 1: Justice and the Oneness of Humankind

Online Platforms

Welcome to the study of Contributing to the Advancement of Civilization: Towards a Framework – Unit 1: Justice and the Oneness of Humankind, a text developed by Fundación para la Aplicación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias. This course offering uses several online technologies that you will need to use to participate in the course. These are described below.


The primary course site uses the Moodle platform and can be accessed at:

On this site you will find the course syllabus and course text. This is also where you will upload your weekly reflection assignments and can monitor your progress in the course.


Slack is an online communication hub that LazosLearning uses to host its online discussion forums. Your tutor will communicate with you and your study group through these forums. The forums are also a place to ask questions about the content and reflection assignments, enabling all participants to help each other in their study of the text. You are encouraged to fully participate in the forums, as experience has shown that when used well they assist all to better understand the content of the text. You will receive by email an invitation from your to join the course Slack workspace. Please accept the invitation and follow the required steps to enroll as soon as possible so that you do not miss any communications.

We encourage you to download the Slack app, as it will enable you to stay up to date and participate more seamlessly in the discussions. More information about Slack can be found at:


Our group calls will use the WebEx platform. Please ensure you have access to a device with audio and video capabilities for each of the calls. Webex can be found at: