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Creating a successful MOOC for academics in low-resource settings

Creating a successful MOOC for academics in low-resource settings

Learning, Reflections & Innovation by Andy Nobes and Ravi Murugesan, published on Nov. 16, 2017

Countries: All countries

Tags: AuthorAID, MOOC, online learning, research writing,

Over the last three years, enrolment on INASP’s AuthorAID research-writing Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has increased from 50 to over 3,000. Aimed at supporting early-career researchers in low- and middle-income countries to publish and communicate their work, the enthusiasm for this MOOC shows there is a clear demand for these skills.

But can a MOOC build capacity and achieve impact in the long term? And, if so, what techniques have we learned from running our MOOC for academics in low-income settings that others can use and adapt?

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