Who is this tutorial for?

The online tutorial is designed for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and abilities in facilitating online events and courses.

There is no cost to participate in this tutorial. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.

What will you learn?

After going through this tutorial attentively and by completing all the activities, you will be able to:

  • Choose facilitation techniques that will work for a particular type of online engagement
  • Facilitate an online course
  • Run an online event such as a video conference or webinar
  • Choose tools to engage with online participants

Length of the tutorial

This is a self-study tutorial.  You can join any time and stay enrolled in the tutorial for as long as you would like. However, we recommend that you complete the tutorial within 4 weeks of joining.

Topics covered

The tutorial consists of four units.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to online training and facilitation
  • Unit 2: Moving events online
  • Unit 3: Facilitating online events
  • Unit 4: Facilitating online courses
Expected time commitment

About 3 hours to complete each unit. About 12 hours to complete the entire tutorial.

Learning resources and activities

Guided readings with embedded questions and reflective activities; practical activities to apply your knowledge

Completion criteria
  1. Go through all the guided readings;
  2. Pass the quiz at the end of each unit; and
  3. Complete the feedback survey.

A certificate will be generated automatically for you once you have met the completion criteria. You can download this certificate from the tutorial homepage.

Connectivity required

We recommend that you access the tutorial on a reasonably fast internet connection so that you can watch the videos embedded in the content. However, you can complete the tutorial without necessarily watching the videos.

Deadlines

This is a self-study, self-paced tutorial, so there are no deadlines.

Technical support

We are unable to offer technical support for this tutorial. All the information you need to complete the tutorial successfully can be found in the introductory resource at the start of the tutorial.

Is the tutorial compatible with mobile devices?

From a technical point of view, you may use a web browser on your mobile phone or tablet to access INASP Moodle. This website is responsive and it will automatically resize to fit the dimensions of your screen.

However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer instead of a mobile device to study on this tutorial, as there are several activities for which a computer would be most suitable.

Is there any advice on how to learn online?

This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?

Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

**You can enrolment in this tutorial anytime.**

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you've logged in with your account, head to the course enrolment page, in case you're not on that page already. You may want to bookmark the course enrolment page in your browser to get to it easily. You will see a text box to enter an enrolment key at the bottom of the course enrolment page. Enter the following key join the tutorial: online2020

Make sure you do not enter spaces or any other characters in the enrolment key box.

Who is this tutorial for?

This tutorial is suitable for students and professionals in higher education (especially post-graduate students and early-career academics and librarians) who would like to learn the basics of writing a grant proposal to receive funding for an activity or project.

There is no cost to participate in this tutorial. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.

What did previous participants say about the content in this tutorial?
  • "This was an eye-opening course that came at the right time for me because I was in the process of coming up with some grant proposals related to some of my PhD thesis findings."
  • "I think the course has equipped me with enough tools to write an award winning grant proposal. I am very much ready now to write one smile"
  • "I have been exposed to a lot of aspects that are useful towards coming up with a successful grant proposal."
What will you learn?

On completion of this tutorial, you will have developed or improved your skills in:

  • Carrying out essential preparatory steps before you write a grant proposal, including searching for grant opportunities
  • Preparing a suitable CV as a supplement to a grant proposal
  • Writing a well-structured grant proposal
  • Using an effective writing style in a grant proposal

Length of the tutorial

This is a self-study tutorial.  You can join any time and stay enrolled in the tutorial for as long as you would like. However, we recommend that you complete the tutorial within 4 weeks of joining.

Topics covered

The tutorial consists of four lessons.

  1. Preparing to write a grant proposal
  2. Preparing a CV
  3. Writing a grant proposal
  4. Writing style for a grant proposal
Expected time commitment

4 to 6 hours to complete the entire tutorial

Learning resources and activities

Text-based lessons with embedded questions; optional videos; a check-your-understanding quiz

Completion criteria
  1. Going through all the lessons;
  2. Passing the check-your-understanding quiz; and
  3. Completing the feedback survey.

A certificate will be generated automatically for you once you have met the completion criteria. You can download this certificate from the tutorial homepage.

Connectivity required

The core resources and activities in this course are text-based, so you do not need a fast internet connection. There are some optional videos in the course for which a fast connection would be useful. However, you can complete the tutorial even if you cannot watch these videos.

Deadlines

This is a self-study, self-paced tutorial, so there are no deadlines.

Technical support

We are unable to offer technical support for this tutorial. All the information you need to complete the tutorial successfully can be found in the introductory resource at the start of the tutorial.

Is the tutorial compatible with mobile devices?

Yes, you may use a web browser or the Moodle Mobile app on your mobile device to access this tutorial.

Is there any advice on how to learn online?

This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?

Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

**You can enrolment in this tutorial anytime.**

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you've logged in with your account, head to the course enrolment page, in case you're not on that page already. You may want to bookmark the course enrolment page in your browser to get to it easily. You will see a button called 'Enrol me'. Click this button to enrol in the tutorial.

Who is this tutorial for?

The online tutorial is designed for any researchers who want to improve their critical thinking skills, regardless of the subject of their studies.

There is no cost to participate in this tutorial. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.

Why join this self-study tutorial?

This self-paced tutorial aims to support the development of your skills when assessing information. You will learn how to analyse and evaluate argumentative text and speech what will help you when conducting research. Critical thinking can also change the way you see the world in everyday life and supports you to make a difference as a responsible citizen. As the title of this tutorial suggests, it’s an introduction to critical thinking; it's meant as a starting point.

What will you learn?

On completion of this tutorial, you will have developed or improved your knowledge on and skills in:

  • What critical thinking means and how to develop your questioning and reading skills (Unit 1)
  • How to recognize and construct arguments (Unit 2)
  • How to distinguish facts from opinions, and identify cause–effect relations and fallacies (Unit 3)
  • How to recognize perspectives and biases, and reflect on your own perspectives and biases (Unit 4)

Length of the tutorial

This is a self-study tutorial which consists of four units. You can join any time and stay enrolled in the tutorial for as long as you would like. However, we recommend that you complete the tutorial within 4 to 5 weeks of joining. You should plan to spend about three hours per unit on reading, completing the activities, and reflecting.

Expected time commitment

About 12 hours to complete the entire tutorial

Learning resources and activities

Guided readings with embedded questions and reflective activities; quizzes to help you check your understanding; exploratory activities that involve watching videos and interpreting info-graphics. The tutorial provides you with guiding questions to support your learning journey; we recommend noting down your thoughts, insights and attainments in a learning diary.

Completion criteria
  1. Completing all readings and activities
  2. Passing the quizzes at the end of units 2 and 3
  3. Responding to the survey in unit 4
  4. Completing the feedback survey

A certificate will be generated automatically for you once you have met the completion criteria. You can download this certificate from the tutorial homepage.

Connectivity required

We recommend that you access the tutorial on a reasonably fast internet connection so that you can watch the videos embedded in the content. However, you can complete most of the activities and learn much from this tutorial even if you are not able to watch the videos.

Deadlines

This is a self-study, self-paced tutorial, so there are no deadlines. We suggest that you go through the units sequentially, as each unit builds upon the previous one.

Technical support

We are unable to offer technical support for this tutorial. All the information you need to complete the tutorial successfully can be found in the introductory resource at the start of the tutorial.

Is the tutorial compatible with mobile devices?

From a technical point of view, you may use a web browser on your mobile phone or tablet to access INASP Moodle. This website is responsive and it will automatically resize to fit the dimensions of your screen.

However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer instead of a mobile device to study on this tutorial, as there are several activities for which a computer would be most suitable.

Is there any advice on how to learn online?

This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?

Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

**You can enrolment in this tutorial anytime.**

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you've logged in with your account, head to the course enrolment page, in case you're not on that page already. You may want to bookmark the course enrolment page in your browser to get to it easily. You will see a button called 'Enrol me'. Click this button to enrol in the tutorial.

Who is this tutorial for?

This tutorial is designed to help anyone looking for information online to develop skills in defining a search strategy and conducting searches efficiently. It is suitable for policy makers and practitioners as well as academics and students. In fact, it is open to anyone handling information and evidence.

There is no cost to participate in this tutorial. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.

What did previous participants say about the content in this tutorial?
  • "The materials provided in the tutorial readings were enough to help be understand, build my knowledge and skills and also under the quiz with minimum struggles. I didn't have to go looking for reading materials to understand any complex words or literature. The explanations and examples were apt and easy to comprehend."
  • "I really appreciate that there is such kind of course which is more beneficial than just watching tutorial videos. It can directly be applicable in my context so I have shared the information to my colleagues."
  • "I had already taken another training on search strategies, but I was not using the tips taught there. Somehow I wasn't able to gain confidence from those training. But this helped me a lot. I will now confidently use the various search strategies."
  • "Thank you so much for making this tutorial free; I am going to prescribe it for all my research students."
What will you learn?

On completion of this tutorial, you will have developed or improved your skills in:

  • Clearly defining and describing your search topic
  • Identifying suitable search terms
  • Picking the best platform(s) on which to search
  • Using tools and techniques to refine and modify your search

You will be working on your own search topic and by the end of the tutorial you will have planned, conducted and, if necessary, revised your search.

Length of the tutorial

This is a self-study tutorial.  You can join any time and stay enrolled in the tutorial for as long as you would like. However, we recommend that you complete the tutorial within 4 weeks of joining.

Topics covered

The tutorial consists of three units, organized in the form of 'steps'.

  • Step 1: Planning your search
  • Step 2: Search tools
  • Step 3: Successful searching
Expected time commitment

To get maximum benefit from the tutorial, you should plan to spend about 4 to 6 hours on reading, reflecting and completing the steps (or units) in this tutorial, including the final quiz. We suggest that you go through the steps sequentially, as each step builds upon the previous one.

Learning resources and activities

Guided readings with embedded questions and reflective activities; quizzes to check your understanding

Completion criteria
  1. Going through all the guided readings;
  2. Passing the three quizzes; and
  3. Completing the feedback survey.

A certificate will be generated automatically for you once you have met the completion criteria. You can download this certificate from the tutorial homepage.

Connectivity required

We recommend that you access the tutorial on a reasonably fast internet connection so that you can watch the videos embedded in the content. However, you can complete the tutorial without necessarily watching the videos.

Deadlines

This is a self-study, self-paced tutorial, so there are no deadlines.

Technical support

We are unable to offer technical support for this tutorial. All the information you need to complete the tutorial successfully can be found in the introductory resource at the start of the tutorial.

Is the tutorial compatible with mobile devices?

From a technical point of view, you may use a web browser on your mobile phone or tablet to access INASP Moodle. This website is responsive and it will automatically resize to fit the dimensions of your screen. However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer instead of a mobile device to study on this tutorial, as there are several activities for which a computer would be most suitable.

Is there any advice on how to learn online?

This PDF document may be useful to help you prepare to learn online. It also contains answers to frequently asked questions.

Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?

Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

**You can enrolment in this tutorial anytime.**

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you've logged in with your account, head to the course enrolment page, in case you're not on that page already. You may want to bookmark the course enrolment page in your browser to get to it easily. You will see a button called 'Enrol me'. Click this button to enrol in the tutorial.