The course developers re-package the material in short and simple pages, aggregated in sections and in chapters with a logical flow. The core team reviews this work iteratively until the structure is ready. Course developers, experts and the core team ensure that the language is simple but precise. Course developers design the formative tests and the final, summative test. They also source visual aids when they are not available, or insufficiently so, in the original material. They then transfer the course material in the Moodle platform, create the tests and their logical flow and set the course’s parameters. Once finalised, after a last review cycle, a course is made available to students on the web platform: the course is live.


Technological foundations

The collaborative approach to planning and writing the course material takes place within the Extranet used by AfricaRice’s Knowledge Management Unit, which is designed for collaborative work on documents, sharing and archiving.