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  • Writer's pictureNanthilde KAMARA

@Self-training lovers : 3 great (and free) online courses of interest for U in November!!

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

For selftraining lovers, I'm sharing with you three great MOOC I found online that could be of interest for humanitarian innovators 

1. The free self paced “Introduction to the Digital Principles” Course is Available Now!

Remember the great diagram I designed in my previous article and the puzzle piece about principles, standards and processes?

This course aims at providing a  common understanding of what the Digital Principles are and how they can be applied in projects and programming . It was developed by DIAL (digital impact alliance).

I just started it and I tell you, a lot of food for thought! It is achievable in 6 to 8 hours according to the designers but you can spend more time if you want to read all the related documentation. This is only in english for now – hope it’ll come soon in other languages !

The 9 principles for digital development definitely deserve one or several articles on this blog :

2. Mobile Data Solutions online course

How to use mobile technologies to collect and disseminate data of good quality and efficiently ?

You’ll find the answer with this online course developed by the Global Development Lab at USAID, FHI360, and TechChange. It is achievable in 2 hours according to the designers but I guess you can spend more time if you want to read all the related documentation. This is only in english for now.

I haven’t tested it yet so comments and feedbacks are welcome and this is definitely a key-topic to cover in this blog !

3. MOOC: Geospatial Applications for Disaster Risk Management

This MOOC is a free and flexible online training programme developed by The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia Pacific (Affiliated to the United Nations) . It is available not only to geeks but to EVERYONE who wants to enhance their capabilities related to the use of Geospatial and Earth Observation technologies in disaster risk management.

The MOOC is structured into two tracks, basic and advanced, and you win a certificate when you complete each track !

W@tch out, you need to dedicate 12hours per track and this is available only in english.

Good luck to all the courageous ones who will take the course and please, let us know what you thought about them!

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