DIYLearn

DIYLearn

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DIY Learn is a set of online modules to help development practitioners understand and embed practical tools to support social innovation in their work.

This online learning programme in social innovation includes ten practical modules. The modules are based on the ten tools that practitioners found most useful from Nesta’s DIY Toolkit. The tools are quick to use, simple to apply and designed to help busy development practitioners invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. DIY Learn has been designed to support a deeper understanding of how to get the most out of the Tools.

The modules can be used individually or in combination. You can study one or more module in any order, according to your needs.  At the end of each module there is an opportunity to do a quiz and receive a digital badge and statement of participation  as evidence of your learning.

The DIY Learn forum provides an online space for you to talk to other people with an interest in embedding innovation in their work. As a DIY Learner you are part of a community that is spread across the globe with an incredible variety of backgrounds and experience. You can use the forum to share and learn about this experience, seek and provide help and support and to build friendships and working partnerships. You can also connect with others via DIY Toolkit Facebook page.

To get the most out of DIY Learn, including access to the forum, and to gain your digital badge(s) you will need to create a free Open University account and then enrol on each of the modules you want to study. You can create your new account, follow the instructions and once you have finished registration simply close the browser window or tab. Refresh THIS page to update your status so you can enrol. The enrolment button is in the top right-hand corner of each module.

The DIY Learn Modules have been created as online Open Educational Resources (OER) published under a Creative Commons licence. This means they are free to download, adapt and use within the terms of and conditions of the licence.

Find your learning module here:

I want to look ahead 

I want to develop a clear plan 
I want to clarify my priorities 
I want to collect input from others 
I want to know the people I'm working with 
I want to generate new ideas 

If you are using the tools in a face to face workshop, the trainers' handbook will be useful: 

The Open University has partnered with Nesta and The Rockefeller Foundation to create DIY Learn.

  • SWOT Analysis

    SWOT Analysis

    DIY Learn SWOT analysis tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Evidence Planning

    Evidence Planning

    DIY Learn - Evidence Planning tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Creative Workshop

    Creative Workshop

    DIY Learn - Creative Workshop tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Development Impact & You: Learning Modules

    Development Impact & You: Learning Modules

    DIY Learn toolkit

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    Free Course

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Trainers' Handbook

    Trainers' Handbook

    DIY Learn - Trainers' Handbook

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Theory of Change

    Theory of Change

    DIY Learn - Theory of change tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Fast Idea Generator

    Fast Idea Generator

    DIY Learn - Fast idea generator tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Personas

    Personas

    DIY Learn - Personas tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Problem Definition

    Problem Definition

    DIY Learn - Problem definition tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Building Partnerships Map

    Building Partnerships Map

    DIY Learn - Building Partnerships Map tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Business Model Canvas

    Business Model Canvas

    DIY Learn - Business Model Canvas tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

  • Question Ladder

    Question Ladder

    DIY Learn - Question ladder tool

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    Free Course

    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

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