Research Writing MOOC sponsorship

Join us to receive a dedicated classroom for your research team, and open up opportunities for the global research community

INASP’s tried and tested Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide your researchers with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to publish and communicate their work – and we are inviting you to join us by becoming one of our first MOOC sponsors.


Publishing and communicating research for impact 

A good researcher is known by her number of publications, and the information in these publications can inform policy and contribute to development. I had never published a paper, and each time I tried, I felt discouraged. I decided to take the course to better understand how to publish a scientific research paper.
Atebeh Lekah, University of Yaounde, Cameroon and INASP MOOC participant

By sponsoring a MOOC, you will not only support the research impact of your team, but will make sure our high quality courses remain available to researchers across the Global South. With sufficient sponsorship, we can open participation to other researchers, enabling individuals outside of funded projects to benefit at no additional cost.

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To discuss MOOC sponsorship options, please contact Andy Nobes, Programme Coordinator

 

What are INASP MOOCs?

LOW-COST | HIGH QUALITY | TRIED AND TESTED | LASTING IMPACT

Our six to eight week Massive Online Open Courses equip social science and science researchers from Southern institutions with the skills to write, publish and communicate their work. They are particularly suitable for early career researchers, or those with limited experience in publishing papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals. 

Upcoming MOOCs: 

Research Writing in the Sciences 9 September to 21 October 2019 (six weeks)
Research Writing in the Social Sciences 6 April 2020 to 19 May 2020 (six weeks) 

Participants have increased confidence as a result of taking part in an INASP MOOC, and many go onto submit better papers, with more getting published.  
2018 AuthorAID impact study survey

MOOC sponsor customised benefits 

Formal recognition as a provider of support to researchers: 

  • Choose to have your logo and name appear on the final course completion certificate.

A dedicated online classroom for your research team, which allows you to: 

  • Encourage greater research collaboration with access to a private discussion area
  • Tailor facilitation to benefit your researchers with opportunity to appoint an additional facilitator from your own team
  • Enhance your researchers’ learning through detailed, constructive feedback with access to your own ‘assessment and grading space’.
  • Maximise the course completion rates for your researchers with personalised reminder emails and prompts.
  • Track how well your researchers are progressing with access to  learning analytics

The online course has positively affected almost every aspect of my academic life. 
Ghanaian participant, Online Research Writing Course, 2015

Sponsorship investment

INASP’s MOOCs are a low-cost investment for a high quality, tried and tested course with lasting impact. Investments start from £1,100 for sponsors located in the Global South or £2,500 for sponsors in the Global North*

Online courses are an incredible opportunity to reach many people, as they offer quality content with nominal costs.
Samuel Yigzaw, Director, ICT & Tele-Education Center, Eritrea Institute of Technology and INASP MOOC participant 2018

* Sponsorship investment is tiered so that teams and institutions in low-income settings invest less than those in high-income settings

 

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