We’re pleased to launch DIY Learn, an exciting new learning initiative in collaboration with The Open University.
DIY Learn is our new online learning programme in innovation designed to help you start using new tools in your own work. We’ve partnered with The Open University (OU) to create ten interactive, bite-sized modules that provide instruction on tools and methods from Nesta’s popular DIY Toolkit. DIY Learn features the most widely used tools from the toolkit such as Theory of Change and Business Model Canvas (see full list below).
Each module is freely available on the OU’s OpenLearn Create platform and you’ll receive a badge to reward you for completion.
We've also created a short quiz that you can take to help you understand where you are on your innovation journey and how innovation tools can support your everyday work.
Since it launched in March 2014, the DIY Toolkit has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times by people in over 200 countries and territories. It is used by NGOs, governments and foundations around the world to explore innovation approaches and improve the way they work.
With this extension we are going a step further. To help us deliver on our big vision for innovation to become the new normal, we have two core objectives:
This project will make a significant contribution to achieve these goals by providing:
We believe that everyone has the ability to innovate and DIY Learn modules are designed with a broad audience in mind. They are quick and easy to use, with key features including:
You can get started on the modules right now on the OpenLearn Works platform or take the quiz to see which tools you should start with. And if you would like more details about the project to understand how you and/or your organisation can best utilise the content, please do get in touch with us by contacting [email protected].
Explore the ten tools below: