AuthorAID offers online courses in research writing and proposal writing, which are free-to-enrol for researchers in developing countries. Our courses are hosted on INASP Moodle.
Massive Online Open Courses
AuthorAID runs regular MOOCs in research writing or grant proposal writing. Since 2015 over 20,000 participants have taken our courses, with an average completion rate of almost 50%
- 8th June to 20th July 2021 - Research Writing in the Social Sciences (6 weeks)
- 7th September to 2nd November 2021 - Research Writing and Proposal Writing (8 weeks)
- 5th April to 16th May 2022 - Research Writing (6 weeks)
- 7th June to 19th July 2022 - Research Writing in the Social Sciences (6 weeks)
- 6th September to 1st November 2022 - Research Writing and Proposal Writing (8 weeks)
Learn more about our online courses
ALPSP Innovation Award 2017
AuthorAID MOOCs were shortlisted for an ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing 2017. Read more about the project in this ALPSP interview with Andy Nobes.
eMerge Africa webinar
In August we took part in eMerge Africa's "MOOCs in African" webinar series, speaking about our experiences of running the research writing MOOCs'.
More information on our approach (journal article)
You can find out more on our approach and pedagogy in our paper "A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries", published in Open Praxis.
Murugesan, Ravi; Nobes, Andy and Wild, Joanna. A MOOC approach for training researchers in developing countries [online]. Open Praxis, Vol. 9, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2017: 45-57. Read the paper online (open access)
Blog post: "AuthorAID MOOC participants reflect on important and inspiring takeaways from the course" (November 2017 course)
Embedding online courses in institutions
Embedding online research-writing training in Africa and Asia - a 'Learning, Reflections & Innovation' article on our experiences working with institutions in Tanzania, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Vietnam
Driving knowledge and supporting researchers through online courses - an interview with grant-winner Funmilayo Doherty, who has succesfully adapted and run two AuthorAID online courses at Yabatech University in Nigeria