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A free course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning.
Learn how to build and sustain your network to enhance your professional relationships and open up career opportunities.
Learn how disability intersects with human rights, and how a good life can be made possible for everyone.
An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance?
What science discoveries will you choose to write about?
How does language help us develop our relationship with nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?
This course explores household assets (investments and property) and liabilities (debts) and examines how these should be managed.
Learn the theory and practice of functional programming in Erlang, through practical exercises and suggested projects.
Understand global blindness and how to plan effective eye care with this online course for health professionals.
It’s well known that good early nutrition is vital to the development, health and wellbeing of children, but what does this mean?
Design, build and program a simple robot and share it with other learners.
Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.
Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI.
Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?
Develop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in Britain.
Discover how nanotechnology can be used for many new opportunities in healthcare with top University of Twente researchers.
Take your online business from ideation to implementation with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Learn to use predictive analytics tools and HPE Vertica Analytics to gain insights from big data, with this free online course.
Learn the technology of modelling, as used in computational face recognition or in surgeries, with this free online course.
Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course
Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python.
Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers.
Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century.
Explore how and why market segmentation can be used to improve business performance.
Get an introduction to the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses, treatment and disease prevention.
Part 2 of 2. This course depicts the complex history of the Holocaust, highlighting its impact on our world today.
Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.
How can we support those who are marginalised and excluded from education? Does education for all, mean all?
Discover the relationship between history, financial crises and business cycles, with this free online course.
Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course.
Design effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories, in health and other sectors, with this free online course.
Learn what it means to be a TEFL or English Language Teacher, and start preparing for your first teaching job.
Learn how to introduce people, exchange information about them and talk about your family.
In the fifth Italian for Beginners course, learn to ask for information on trains and buy train tickets.
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
Learn how to describe people and what they wear, and talk about your family and home in the second Spanish for Beginners course.
Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.
Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.
This course will explore academic integrity and how you can demonstrate it in your work, study and research at university.
Discover the human abdomen and how it works.
Delve into the seedy underbelly of the art world, looking at smuggling, theft, fakes, and fraud, with this free online course.
Learn contemporary design approaches that you can use to work through problems in the world around you.
With a better understanding of users' needs, technologies can be developed to be accessible & provide a more inclusive environment
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
Find out about inspiring projects created by Chinese artists to address important social issues, with this free online course.
How can technology make you healthy? Learn about the design, application, implementation and evaluation of eHealth.
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity?
Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your first steps towards becoming a science writer.
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
Explore what’s involved when musicians create a performance from musical notation in this free online course.
Understand the critical energy challenges the world faces and analyse the political economy of the global energy industry.
Discover what healthcare was like in ancient Greece and the Roman world with this free online course.
Discover the health needs of those affected by humanitarian crises, challenges of delivering healthcare, and what we must do next.
Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
Get an introduction to the biology, epidemiology and evolution of the influenza virus in this free online course.
Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing.
Learn how innovation has changed the food industry, the way we shop and how we manage the global issue of food waste.
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
Learn how to use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, and improve processes based on data.
Building a satisfying career is a lifelong process. Use this course to take the first step and start university on the front foot.
Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.
Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals.
Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others.
Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information.
We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this free online course.
Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’.
Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.
Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level.
Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd.
Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth.
Find out how forecasting and managing your finances can lead to a profitable and sustainable business.
Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea.
Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.
Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably.
Explore Chinese history through the eyes of Western travellers, discoverers and missionaries, with this free online course.
Learn how IoT works, and how to create a successful product or company using it, with this free online course.
Learn about the impact of colour in the world: from colour theory and colour in art and design, to the colours of 2016.
Learn more about nuclear power, from the risks and benefits to the technology and its future, with this free online course.
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
Learn how ancient artefacts, written evidence, excavation and digital technologies are transforming understanding of this harbour.
This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks.
Get an introduction to the weather and climate of the UK and beyond, from understanding storms to how to do a weather forecast.
Find out how to stay ethical, compliant and professional in the construction industry, with this free online course from the CIOB.
Design assessment instruments that use rubrics and surveys to measure student outcomes. Join AACTE’s free online course.
This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.
Gravity runs the Universe. This free online course explains why, exploring gravitational waves, black holes and the Big Bang.
Understand the common law system used worldwide, and your legal rights and responsibilities, with this free online law course.
Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course.
How do you understand whether health evidence is likely to be reliable or not? Find out in this free online course.
Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course.
How can healthcare professionals help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence?
Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London
Learn how maritime archaeology investigates our changing relationship with the oceans and seas, from 2.5m years ago until today.
Learn how the Allies defeat the Germans in World War 1, how the memory arose that the war was futile, and why this view is untrue.
Learn how to develop creative youth football players with this free online course from the University of Birmingham and the FA.
Become a more informed digital citizen and engage with debate about what is appropriate in the modern world of social media
Discover the science behind targeted cancer treatments that are changing the landscape of patient care on this free online course
Learn from award-winning filmmakers about how films get from script to screen with this course from the NFTS and BFI Film Academy.
Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment.
Find out how and why you should engage patients and communities in the development of new healthcare technology and treatments.
This course explores and develops key analytical skills that students need in order to succeed at university learning environment.
Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.
Everyone is a thinker and a doer. Everyone is entrepreneurial. Turn your ideas into action with this free online course.
How can we adapt farming to an uncertain future? Could the answer be Climate Smart Agriculture? Find out with this free course.
Part 1 of 2. This course depicts the complex history of the Holocaust, highlighting its impact on our world today.
Make sense of eating and drinking in national and international relations – from preparing food to seating and serving guests.
Learn how knowledge, technology, ethics and globalisation affect businesses today, with this free online course for graduates.
How do governments acquire and spend public money? Take a fresh look at public financial management with this free online course.
Learn how whole genome sequencing works and what it could mean for the future of healthcare with this free online course.
Learn how important animal viruses are transmitted between animals and humans, and understand the diseases they produce.
Explore and use Differentiating for Learning with one of three courses for teachers from the National STEM Learning Centre.
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
Learn how the new Environmental Humanities field is shaping how we understand environmental issues, with this free online course.
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
Learn to speak, write and understand basic Norwegian, with this free, four-week, introductory foreign language course.
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today, with this free online course.
Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services, to improve quality, with this free online course.
Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course.
Discover the varying uses of social media around the world and its consequences for politics, relationships and everyday life.
Discover how genetics is revolutionising the detection and treatment of cancer, with this free online course.
Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step.
Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic and beyond, on this free online course from the experts who produce the test.
Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life.
Explorar por qué el autor de Cien años de Soledad es uno de los escritores más importantes del siglo XX.
Explores the new reproductive technologies, the opportunities they provide, and the profound social challenges they pose.
Gain the skills to manage your personal finances: managing budgets, debts, investments, property purchase, pensions and insurance.
Explore why the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the 20th century’s leading writers in this free online course
This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.