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