DIY Learn is a set of online modules to help development practitioners understand and embed practical tools to support social innovation in their work.
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.
The Open University
has partnered with Nesta and The Rockefeller Foundation to create DIY Learn.
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: