Online learning: five ingredients of success

For more than five years, online learning has been an integral part of INASP’s capacity development approaches. Joanna Wild shares some key ingredients for success.

Making connections for research uptake.

Making connections to improve research uptake

A comprehensive approach to research uptake is needed for researchers, research donors and other stakeholders to maximize the usefulness and use of research, writes John Young

Online journal clubs spark active discussions and new ways of exploring literature

Andy Nobes reflects on the online journal clubs that started this year and build on the potential of social learning and peer collaboration that we have already seen with AuthorAID.

Partners from Africa and Asia share experiences of embedding research writing training in their institutions

How do you do capacity development well?

Jon Harle shares six suggestions for how we can approach capacity development more equitably, and more effectively.

Truth and lies in academic publishing: distrust in research highlights the importance of education in critical thinking skills

‘Fake news’ is threatening public discourse and, by extension, undermining trust in academic research. But the current atmosphere of suspicion highlights the need for critical thinking and research evaluation skills. Siân Harris shares some of the things she spoke about at a recent panel discussion on ‘academic publishing in the era of fake news’ at the London Book Fair in March.

Irrigating rice fields in Sirajganj, Bangladesh.

Keeping in mind the real use of our research

Haseeb Md. Irfanullah discusses the findings of a recent workshop he was a rapporteur of in Bangladesh on the potential impact on policy and practice of agricultural research in the country.

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