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FutureLearn.

Today’s offering is a signpost to the FutureLearn website. Set up a few years ago by the Open University it is a great collection of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course, yes that’s a thing!). Most are free to initially access which is why we are recommending them, although if you want a certificate or to keep access to the materials after the end of the course then there is a fee you will need to pay.

It’s an eclectic mix of subjects, both employment related and topics that you might want to study for pure pleasure. Here is a round up of some that caught our eye:

Develop Your Cultural Intelligence – understand how you can work effectively across cultures

People Management Skills – take the opportunity to understand more about theories and practice of managing others

Gender Representation in the Media – a look at how women are portrayed and how that impacts society

Nutrition and Wellbeing – understand more about nutrition information and your diet

Global Prosperity Beyond GDP – is GDP and the wealth it measures really the only way to recognise the prosperity of nations?

Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World – focussing on the ancient Greek and Roman societies, consider what the concepts of health and wellbeing might have meant

Genealogy: Researching your Family Tree – learn techniques to discover more about your ancestors

Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters – why do we mean by academic freedom, and why might it matter for our society

Grand Challenges: Food for Thought – a look at food production as a lens for understanding sustainability issues

Make Change Happen – how to develop personal power to drive positive social change

Logical and Critical Thinking – how can we make great decisions in our lives?

Emotional Intelligence at Work – the key to effective relationships

Flexagons and the Maths behind Twisted Paper – understand and make beautiful folded paper creations

Do you have any other recommendations? Let us know in the comment box below

Juliet Flynn, Organisational and People Development Team

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