Top 25 online courses in Malaysia – July 2021
Learners in Malaysia enjoy a wide range of FutureLearn courses, and we take a look at the top 25 most popular.
Over the last couple of years, the Malaysian government has worked to improve ICT in the country and start to digitise education.
As such, the e-learning industry revenue is expected to reach over $2 billion by 2023. Learners in Malaysia enjoy a wide range of FutureLearn courses, and we take a look at the top 25 most popular. While this post was first published last year, it’s now been updated to reflect the most popular courses in July 2021.
1. Learning Online: Researching Your Project
Are you a university student wanting to succeed in your research projects? Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information in this course about learning online by the University of Leeds. In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information.
2. Working with Translation: Theory and Practice
Translation is an essential part of global communication, allowing people and businesses from all over the world to work together and understand each other. There are 137 different languages spoken in Malaysia, which exacerbates the need for good translators. On this course, you will discover a wealth of practical tips and knowledge about the nature of translation in an increasingly multilingual world.
3. Paediatric Dentistry for Non-Specialists
This course by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute is designed for non-specialist dentists as well as dental care professionals treating children. You’ll be provided with the practical advice and guidance you need to treat children’s dental issues and emergencies, as well as manage behaviour during dentist visits. Next time your child has a dental emergency, you’ll know exactly how to handle it.
4. Exploring Cancer Medicines
Cancer is a deadly disease in every country, Malaysia included. However, medicines continue to progress and offer solutions for cancer patients globally. If you’re interested in being a science writer, this course will help you explore the way science is communicated to the general public and let you research the use and development of cancer medicines.
5. Managing Behaviour for Learning
Managing behaviour in the classroom can be extremely challenging. On this CPD-certified course for teachers, you’ll learn tactics for building trust and improving behaviour in the classroom, so that your students are able to have a better learning experience. You’ll discover how to manage your own behaviour, use consistent rules and routines, and recognise positive behaviour from your students.
6. Anatomy: Know Your Abdomen
If you’re curious about what it’s like to study anatomy at university, this is the course for you. You’ll be focusing on the abdomen in this course, learning some common anatomical terminology and how to identify the positions of organs within the abdomen.
7. Discovering Science: Science Writing
If you are working in the field of science and would like to practice and improve your science writing skills, this CPD-certified course will help you to succeed. You’ll learn about different types of science writing, discover how to gather accurate information and relevant opinions, and learn how to conduct a successful interview. Which scientific discoveries will you choose to write about?
8. Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the Case for Change
Health and social care systems are inherently complex, with many interconnected activities and processes, and thus difficult to measure, analyse, change and improve. Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality with this free CPD-certified course from the University of Bath.
9. Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us globally had to adjust to learning online, whether that was for work, university, or something else. Learning online is different to learning in the classroom as it requires a different set of skills. In this course, you’ll become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.
10. Environmental Challenges: Justice in Natural Resource Management
It is part of our human nature to think about equality and consider fairness as something that we do naturally. However, in practical terms, equality is hard to achieve.This course explores three aspects of justice and applies these to environmental issues surrounding natural resource management around the world. How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all?
11. Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business
Struggling to understand business contracts at work? Try our free 3-week online course to understand contract management processes, gain the confidence to develop new contracts and build successful business relationships. Contracts are fundamental to business activities and relationships are fundamental to all contracts. Learn all about the intricacies of contract management today.
12. Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients? Discover how chemotherapy has evolved, and some of the breakthroughs and developments chemists have made in the fight against cancer over the last 10 years in this CPD-certified course.
13. Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption
This course from the Leeds University Business School will show you how to manage innovation through real-life examples from IBM. You’ll identify challenges to innovation management, develop an innovation strategy, and see how the world’s most successful businesses use systematic processes to manage disruptive innovation.
14. Innovation: the World’s Greatest
Innovation is an essential part of life, and necessary for society to develop. In this course, you’ll understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives. You’ll consider the development of an innovation that you are particularly interested in, and, through a short project, produce and share with other learners your interpretation of its history.
15. Differentiation for Learning
Not everyone learns in exactly the same way. This course for teachers will help you improve your understanding and use of differentiating for learning for both primary and secondary education. You will explore the key principles of effective differentiation for learning, see how teachers use these approaches in their classrooms, and learn how to differentiate for learning by task.
16. Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. This course by Monash University has been recognised as one of the highest-rated online courses of all time by leading course aggregator Class Central, so if you need to learn how to de-stress, this course will be perfect for you. You’ll learn a range of mindfulness techniques, from managing emotions to cultivating self-compassion.
17. Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors
In our series on starting a business from the University of Leeds, you’ll learn all of the tools that will enable you to start a successful business of your own. This course is the third in the series and will teach you to recognise and understand your target market. Understanding and reaching your customers is essential for any business, so if you’re starting out, this is the course for you.
18. Discovering Science: Global Challenges
Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or overcome increasing bacterial resistance? Find out how the Penicillin class of antibiotics has been a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients, and explore the role that chemistry plays in finding solutions to food security, with the University of Leeds.
19. Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice
What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how do you diagnose it? Find out the answers on this online course from King’s College London. You’ll evaluate the history of ADHD diagnosis, explore how to parent a child with ADHD, and discuss the sometimes controversial issue of ADHD treatment and management.
20. Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python
In this CPD-certified course by Raspberry Pi, you’ll explore the exciting world of physical computing and create electronic circuits that you can control with code. You will use input devices to capture data, process that data with the Python programming language, and then use output devices to get information back out from your computer. If you’re a GCSE computing teacher or equivalent, this course is perfect for you.
21. Learning Online: Managing Your Online Identity
As the internet and social media continue to grow, it can be hard to manage your online identity. In this course you’ll consider your online presence; you’ll discover how what we say and do online can have major implications for our real lives, and those of others. You’ll also learn how you can enhance your online identity using social media tools. If you’re interested in boosting your online presence, this is the course for you.
22. Environmental Challenges: Rights and Values in Ecosystem Services
Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to manage our natural resources with integrity? In this CPD-certified course, you’ll explore three approaches to rights and values, and apply these to ecosystem services around the world.
23. Innovation: the Fashion Industry
If you’re interested in studying fashion at university but want to see what it’s like first, this might be the course for you. You’ll start by looking at how Marks & Spencer continues to drive innovation to bring consumers new and better products. Next, you’ll consider your own clothing and its innovation story, research how a favourite item of clothing is the result of innovative developments in the industry and share your findings with other learners.
24. Environmental Challenges: Hierarchy in Property Rights
Increasing populations and social changes are pressurising our relationship with the environment. Property rights are embedded in power structures and land management. This course explores the different ways that nature is perceived by different types of societies and the impact of property rights on natural resource management.
25. Starting a Business 4: Business Processes
It’s clear that our series on starting a business has proven popular in Malaysia, with another course from the series appearing in the top 25. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying at university, this course covers efficient business processes to improve productivity.