New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC)
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New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 23 Jan 2014 11:35 #7094

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I saw an announcement for this upcoming online course and I thought it might be interesting for some, as we have discussed MOOCs on the forum before *:

www.gwp.org/en/gwp-in-action/News-and-Ac...eveloping-Countries/

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This spring the University of Manchester will offer a new Massive Online Open-Access Course (MOOC) on water and sanitation policy in developing countries. The course is free and open to everyone. The Global Water Partnership has endorsed this MOOC.
The course will be taught by Prof. Dale Whittington, a member of the GWP Technical Committee and a professor at the Manchester Business School (UK) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), and Dr. Duncan Thomas, Manchester Business School.

This course will have 2 modules. Each module has 6 sessions. In the first module students will examine current conditions and trends in water and sanitation services in low and middle-income countries, and the underlying political, economic, and technical reasons why almost a billion people still lack access to improved water supplies, and about 2 billion do not have improved sanitation services. The course will address the water supply and sanitation problems of megacities, peri-urban slums, and rural communities.

The second module will focus on what can be done to solve global water and sanitation problems. Students will examine the main strategies that national governments and donors have tried to improve water and sanitation conditions, and the lessons that can be learned from these experiences.

Students in this course will develop an in-depth understanding of the current water and sanitation situation in low and middle-income countries, and the challenges that professionals in this field must tackle. Students will listen to lectures and read some of the influential, thought-provoking papers in the field. They will discuss both the lectures and the readings online with other interested individuals from all around the world. Videos will be used to supplement the lectures and readings. In addition, students who successfully complete the courses will receive a Coursera Statement of Accomplishment. We expect a lively online discussion with water and sanitation professionals around the world, and hope you will join us!
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If anyone takes part in it, please give us some feedback what it's like (I have never taken part in a MOOC myself).

Note that we have also started a new subcategory on the forum on these issues of policy and governance and institutional aspects:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/142-up...-sanitation-policies
We have called it:
Upscaling, sanitation governance, institutional aspects, sanitation policies
Topics in the area of governance, institutions, water sector reform processes, water and sanitation policies and regulations - aiming at upscaling can be discussed here.


Regards,
Elisabeth

* See here previous discussion about MOOCs:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-...-its-members-a-users
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Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 25 Jan 2014 21:36 #7110

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It seams to me it is a "xMOOC" on watsan, right?
see xMOOC versus cMOOC degreeoffreedom.org/xmooc-vs-cmooc/
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New Online Course on Water and Sanitation (MOOC) 26 Jan 2014 14:05 #7117

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Pls send me the details of how I can take part in the course and also payment options.


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Note by moderator (EvM):
Access details are provided on the website link that was provided above:
www.gwp.org/en/gwp-in-action/News-and-Ac...eveloping-Countries/
The website also states that the course is for free.
Last Edit: 26 Jan 2014 16:08 by muench.

Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation (MOOC) 28 Jan 2014 07:26 #7135

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Dear Mike,

As Elisabeth mentioned, the course is free. Follow the link below for more information

https://www.coursera.org/course/water

Contact me if you require any assistance in signing up. I am based in Nairobi.

Best regards,

Doreen
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Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 17 Aug 2016 09:18 #18755

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hi all,

i am trying to enroll in the course but it showing is not available any help or some alternative course for water and sanitation online. i really need to study this course.


Dak Victor
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Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 18 Aug 2016 03:18 #18766

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Dear Augustino,

there is another course available to enroll on Coursera called "Water Resources Management and Policy".
It is offerd by the University of Geneva and takes 5 weeks - but it already started on August 15. It seem you might still be able to enroll.

www.coursera.org/learn/water-management

Hope that helps,

Alex

Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 18 Aug 2016 13:27 #18773

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Hi Augustino, this is an old post dating back from January 2014 when the course was advertised. That's why it is not possible to enroll for this course anymore.
There is also an urban sanitation MOOC which will start in October but unfortunately I cannot find the link anymore...
Check out coursera's website, there are MOOC on sanitation quite regularly.
You can also look at the discussion on eawag's peak course on sustainable sanitation design in this category of the forum. The course is now finished but the videos and materials are available on utube (the link is provided in the discussion forum).

Good luck for your search and please give us a feed back if you find and decide to follow a MOCC on sanitation. It will certainly be interesting for other members of the forum.

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Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 18 Aug 2016 15:43 #18777

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hi alex,
i got the site and the i enroll but it seem like french


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Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 19 Aug 2016 05:56 #18779

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Dear Augustino, the course if offered in both English and French. The link I posted should lead you to the English course version, maybe you have to adjust language settings on the website you will be referred to?

Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 03 Oct 2016 14:30 #19206

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Hello Augustino,

Our new online course on sanitation starts on October 17th. You can subscribe here for free: www.coursera.org/learn/sanitation

You can enroll anytime, as the course will be offered continuous. It is offered in English and French, with Hindi and Spanish subtitles.

Cheers,
Samuel

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Heres the link for the upcoming course: www.coursera.org/learn/sanitation

Re: New Online Course on Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (MOOC) 03 Oct 2016 15:04 #19208

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thanks for the information but it giving me this notification when i try to enroll "We apologize for the inconvenience. This course is not available in your region. Click here for more information."

what i understand that people in region of Sudan are not untitled to enroll i think the still count south Sudan as Sudan

Dak Victor
South Sudan . Malakal
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