Last year, I participated in the AUTHORAID free Research Writing course held from 20th October to 30th November, 2015. Just recently (April1-May 12, 2016), I yet enrolled in same course to enable me get grounded in research. It was worthwhile investing so much time to complete an online course. The course was very rich, and quite educating. It was an eye opener to basics in research. I must say, it has been a wonderful experience, getting associated with AUTHORAID by means of linking to their website and getting updates on training and events, funding, e-learning, mentoring and collaboration, and news. The courses covered these major topics:
- Doing a literature review
- Research ethics
- Preparing to write a research paper
- Writing a research paper
- Publishing a paper in a journal
Each topic had activities such as Discussions, quizz and or peer activity. The organiser – Andy Nobes, facilitator – Ravi Murugesan and guest facilitators, made the course quite interesting. At the end of the courses, I got Merit grades and digital badges (see attachments). I would want to say a BIG THANK YOU to AUTHORAID and INASP for this great opportunity and I hope to find a greater opportunity to impact this same knowledge and experience on researchers in my community. I hereby encourage people interested in research to get connected with AUTHORAID/INASP for mentoring opportunities, funding and grants, training resources, latest news, etc.