Q: Is this e-Learning Programme free?
A: Yes, this programme is absolutely free. You do not have to pay anything. You just need access to a computer with an Internet connection to attend.
Q: Will you send me books, CDs, DVDs, or PDF files?
A: All materials are available on line for free download.
Q: How can I start the course?
A: All that you need to do is to register, by accessing the site, clicking on the title of each of the three courses offered and creating an online profile, and the courses will be accessible to you.
Q: Can I access these courses from any computer?
A: Yes, all you will need is an Internet connection and your account login information.
Q: Where do classes take place?
A: The e-Learning Programme and its courses take place wherever your computer is: at home, at work, on the road -- anywhere that you can connect to the Internet.
Q: When does my class meet?
A: There are no class times. You can log onto the system whenever it is convenient for you, at any time, day or night, to take a unit, complete a course, or just part of a course. You do not have to be online at a set time of day.
Q: How to Register?
A: To register and see the full schedule for each course, you would need to click on the title of the course that interests you from the e-Learning page, http://mymande.org/elearning, and you will see the button to register for that course. You don’t have to register for all courses. You can choose to register for each course separately.
Q: Forgot password?
A: Login details are personal. You may go to the e-Learning page (www.mymande.org/elearning) and use the "Request new password" at the left side of the page, beneath the login details.
1) Once you have entered your username or email address, filled the captcha code and requested for the new password to be sent to your e-mail, you will then receive an email with a link.
2) You will need to click on this link that you receive in your email inbox and you will be logged in automatically.
3) Kindly note that this is a one-time login and after you are logged in you must change your password immediately. This link expires after two day.
4) After you have changed your password, you will be able to login again using your new password.
Q: Will e-Learning work in my smart phone, tablet and other handheld devices?
A: As of now, handheld devices such as iPhone and iPad do not support the e-Learning programme. For mobile devices that support Flash (Android devices), the e-learning programme can be viewed using the mobile browser similar to viewing the course/units from a desktop or laptop computer with Internet access.
Q: Why is it that I cannot advance and open the test again? Why am I locked out of the programme?
A: Please be informed that the e-learning units were designed that users like you should be able to resume units from where they left off, by clicking Yes when asked. Though this is only good if the learner has not taken the test yet.
However, if learner has already taken the test and failed, if and when asked if you would like to continue where you left off, select No from the message box and that would then start a fresh unit allowing learners to both access resources as well as attempt the unit and test again. Simply use the outline to navigate around the unit.
Q: How to obtain the materials? When will you email me the materials?
A: This is an e-Learning programme; therefore, all courses and units are accessible online. Simply login with your username and password at www.mymande.org/elearning and click on to the title of the course that you registered in. From there, simply click on START beneath the Status column. A unit will be made available every week, and once a unit has opened, it will remain open until the end of the course.
Content and Focus of the course
Q: Who is this e-Learning Programme designed for?
A: The courses are designed to teach several subjects intended to improve competency in conducting evaluations. Anyone who is interested in evaluation, or who is involved in managing, conducting, or using evaluations will benefit from it.
Q: How much time do I need to complete a course?
A: A learning unit will be released every week according to the schedule you can find by clicking on the title of each of the three courses offered. Once released, they will remain open until the end of the course.
Q: Will I have to possess advanced knowledge of Development Evaluation to participate at this course?
A: No, you don’t have to be experienced in evaluation, although some basic knowledge of evaluation will be helpful.
Q: Will I have to start the course from the beginning, if accessed from another computer?
A: No, your online profile will be saved, so you will be able to continue from where you stopped.
Q: How the courses will be taught?
A: The courses are self-directed. In addition you will have an opportunity to engage in an online forum in the dedicated Community of Practice.
Q: Is this course available in languages other than English?
A: No, this course is currently offered only in English.
Q: Can I translate or adapt the course materials for my own purposes?
A: Yes, but you must acknowledge the source of the material.
Progress and accomplishment
Q: Will I receive a certificate upon taking these courses?
A: If you score more than 80% at the end of each unit test and complete the Evaluation Form, you will be able to print out a certificate of “virtual” attendance at the end of each course.
Q: Does this programme replace any academic courses?
A: The courses are designed as an additional source to strengthen your knowledge in Development Evaluation. They will not replace any academic courses, unless approved by a particular academic institution.
Q: How to print a certificate?
A: A certificate of virtual completion is available to those who have completed and passed an entire course. Also, participant needs to complete the "Evaluation Form" after completing and passing all the units within a course. Participant will have to click on the title of the course that ended, fill the evaluation form, and then will be able to see the option to print the certificate.
If the participant has already filled the evaluation form, they will see another button "Print Certificate" next to the evaluation form button to print the certificate.
Q: The certificate does not bear my name. What to do?
A: It could be possible that you have not yet added your name in your user account information properly. After logging into www.mymande.org/elearning, please go to "My Account" found on the left side of the page, then click on "Edit" tab, then click on "Personal Information". From there, you can add or edit your name. Kindly avoid using special characters as the system may not recognize this.
Once you've added/edited your name, you are advised to return to the title of course page that has ended, click Evaluation Form at the bottom right; you may need to fill it again before you use "Print certificate" to get your certificate.