Online courses

The Global Sanitation Learning Alliance offers an overview of online courses delivered in either self-study or instructor-led mode.

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All graduates of these online courses will benefit from a dedicated career development program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will become a member of the Global Sanitation Learning Alliance and alumni community. The process of becoming a member starts with registering on the alumni community page on this website.

Self-study online courses

A self-study course is an online course that delivers a series of pre-recorded lessons to a web browser or mobile device, to be conveniently accessed any time, any place. An online course is designed as a built environment for learning. The two key elements are the use of the internet and that it does not use a teacher. It may include a check to which extent the learning objectives have been achieved (e.g. self-assessment, quiz, etc). Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) also belong to this category. The Alliance offers the following self-study courses. Note that some of them are also available with guidance.

Instructor-led online courses

Distance learning is learning that utilizes electronic technologies to access an educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. An instructor-led course is a course that is specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where the teacher is lecturing. It is interactive in that the student can also communicate with instructor(s) or other students in his/her class online (via the internet). Sometimes it is delivered live, where the student can interact in real time and sometimes it is a lecture that has been pre-recorded. There is always an instructor interacting and communicating with the student and grading his/her participation, assignments and tests. The Alliance offers several instructor-led online courses, listed below.

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Francisco Rubio Rincón, PhD

Administrator │Global Sanitation Learning Alliance

If your institution provides online courses in the field of sanitation not listed above, please contact me.