Category: Free courses

Introduction to Big Data for Social Scientists (Sage Campus Free Online Course)

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Have you heard about Big Data but want to learn more? Have you wondered how it’s relevant to the social sciences? Or how other social scientists are using Big Data? Continue reading “Introduction to Big Data for Social Scientists (Sage Campus Free Online Course)”

Free Course on the Ethics of Eating

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About this course

You face a difficult moral decision every time you decide what to eat. What impact should animal rights have on your decision? Is the suffering involved in meat, egg and dairy production bad enough that you should go vegan? How do your food choices affect the economy and the environment? Should you become a locavore? Should you eat only sustainably produced, “farm to table” food? Or is factory-farmed food more efficient and ultimately better for the environment? Continue reading “Free Course on the Ethics of Eating”

Free Course on Health and Wellness

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About this course

This course is part of Global Freshman Academy (GFA), which means you can earn transferable ASU credit toward your college degree. This 3 credit health and wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness. From stress management and sleep to overall wellbeing, we will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors.  Continue reading “Free Course on Health and Wellness”

Chronic Disease Treatment with Lifestyle Medicine (Free Course)

Chronic Disease Treatment with Lifestyle Medicine

About this course

Lifestyle Medicine is an increasingly crucial element to transforming disease care systems to healthcare systems. Current medical services are unable to restore health because they do not address root causes. Continue reading “Chronic Disease Treatment with Lifestyle Medicine (Free Course)”

Free Nutrition and Health Course: Micronutrients and Malnutrition

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About this course

There is an overload of information about nutrition and health, but what is the truth and what can you do to improve the health of your patients? Learn more about nutrition and how our diet profoundly impacts our current and future health. This course addresses the relationship between nutrition and human health, with a focus on health problems related to malnutrition. Continue reading “Free Nutrition and Health Course: Micronutrients and Malnutrition”

Free Nutrition and Health Course: Food Risks

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About this course

 

Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances. Continue reading “Free Nutrition and Health Course: Food Risks”

United Nations Free and Open Courses 

UNITAR offers courses that run throughout the year or several times a year that are free-of-charge and open to the public. For more information about courses offered, please see below.  Continue reading “United Nations Free and Open Courses “

British Council Story Making West Africa Workshop

British Council in collaboration with the African Storybook Initiative invites writers and illustrators to participate in a residential workshop for the production of mother-tongue based multilingual storybooks. The workshop is a component of the broader Story Making West Africa project which aims to promote the arts, education and mother-tongue based multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “British Council Story Making West Africa Workshop”

Free Online Course on Innovation in the Food Industry

Placeholder ImageLearn how innovation has changed the food industry, the way we shop and how we manage the global issue of food waste.

Why join the course?

This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today.

Introduced though a case study from Marks and Spencer, you will see how new innovations have changed the way we shop. You will also consider the issue of food waste; in a world where thousands suffer from malnutrition and starvation you’ll consider the attitudes in your own society to this global problem.

Introduction to Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management (Free Online Course)

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Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time

Why join the course?

How do airlines, hotels, resorts and other organisations manage their prices? Why are these prices apparently unrelated to costs and different for each consumer? And what is the underlying logic and strategy behind these prices?

Open the black box of pricing strategy and revenue management

This free online course will open the black box of revenue management – the widespread pricing strategy that the travel, leisure and other industries use to generate additional revenue, by setting prices according to people’s preferences and willingness to pay.  Continue reading “Introduction to Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management (Free Online Course)”

Secret Power of Brands (Free Online Course)

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Understand the role of brands and brand management in the modern world, and start developing your career in the sector.

Join this course for free and you may be able to get a free digital upgrade. Find out more.

Why join the course?

Brands are the most potent commercial and cultural force on the planet. Think McDonald’s, Apple, Manchester United, Tate, Google or Harry Potter. Get under the skin of such brands, and ask how and why they become so powerful.

The University of East Anglia has teamed up with influential brand consultancy Wolff Olins to bring you this course, led by renowned consultant Robert Jones.

You’ll learn from practitioners at companies like Virgin and Google. You’ll get a rich mixture of theory and practical tools as well as insights and methods from the converging worlds of technology, design and brand.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

University of Twente logoUnderstand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today’s trends.

Why join the course?

Every product that we use today is the result of a supply chain – a complex series of steps that turn raw materials into the final products we use and everything related with this. Managing these supply chains has become more and more a challenge, especially with all modern technologies and todays trends. The 24-hour economy, fast delivery of goods to your home, wanting to have customized products and of course the focus on sustainability are a few of these trends.

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Free Online Football Course – More than a Game

Explore the role of football in the world today – including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries – with this free online course.

Why join the course?

Explore the world of football (soccer), the money, the rivalries, the trends, the past, the present, the men’s game, the woman’s game and the real issues. Whether you love it, hate it or try to ignore it – join us as we go behind the scenes to examine why football is more than just a game.

From street soccer to multi-million dollar transfers, from the men’s game to the women’s, from the global to the local, from the beaches of Brazil to the fight against poverty this online course looks beyond the pitch, to explore football’s role in society and possibly a community near you.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to early history, origins and myths about football
  • Golden football moments
  • The rise of global football, FIFA and the Big 5 Football Leagues
  • Introduction to football finance and wealth
  • Great football clubs, nations, rivalries and matches that changed the world
  • Introduction to football data, trends and what it tells us
  • Who are the world champions and what makes them champions?
  • The rise, popularity and myths about women’s football
  • Tackling inequality, homelessness and health through football
  • Introduction to football governance, ownership and power
  • What makes a great football team?
  • Is football more than a game?
  • Meet a football legend and their views on Brazil and the greatest footballer they played against

When would you like to start?

  •  Available now

    What will you achieve?

    By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

    • Understand the importance of concepts to explain football in different countries
    • Understand and explain the role of football within international development
    • Critically examine and understand the use of data and evidence
    • Consider the role of history in explaining trends and change
    • Develop communication, IT and data analysis skills
    • Apply knowledge, skills and understanding to explain why Football is more than a game
    • Develop autonomy, accountability and working with others

    Who is the course for?

    Is this course only for football experts and fans?

    Not at all, everyone is welcome – anybody interested in football and its place in the world. We recommend a broad interest in football as a contemporary phenomenon – you will cover some of the top football clubs, grass-roots football projects, the FIFA World Cup, and the Homeless World Cup.

    What resources will I need for this class?

    All you need is internet access to join in the discussions and time to work through each week’s content.

Free Marketing Analytics Course: Products, Distribution and Sales

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Learn how to identify what your consumers want in a product and the best distribution and sales channels to engage with your chosen markets.

About this course

In this marketing course, you will learn how to apply advanced concepts such as conjoint analysis and decision tree methodologies to product decisions, as well as learn the best ways to distribute and sell your offerings to consumers.

You will also learn how to apply conjoint analysis to identify the product features that your consumers want most.

This course is taught by Stephan Sorger who has held leadership roles in marketing and product development at companies such as Oracle, 3Com and NASA. He has also taught for over a decade at UC Berkeley Extension and is the author of two widely adopted marketing textbooks.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately see practical benefits in the workplace. Analytics-based marketing is increasingly important in determining a company’s spending and ROI. Many entry-level positions in marketing now require some basic level of knowledge in this rapidly growing field.

What you’ll learn

  • Product: Conjoint analysis
  • Product: Decision trees
  • Distribution: Store location decision modelV
  • Sales: Consumer sales process for brick and mortar and ecommerce channel

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Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training)

Become a successful leader by learning 21st-century leadership skills and applying concepts to the real world.

About this course

What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader. Visit the Official Course Website

Business Communication

Business Communication

Learn how to effectively communicate and build professional relationships through face-to-face, written, and non-verbal communication.

About this course

Business communication is vital to professional success. This course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate program, will help you unlock the secrets to business success by understanding workplace culture. You’ll learn how to use language and nonverbal communication to convey shared meanings in face-to-face and remote professional relationships.

You will learn techniques to effectively and succinctly articulate your business ideas to a diverse range of audiences to ensure they understand even the most complex concepts.

In this course, there will be a strong focus on business writing, active listening, and communicating your ideas effectively to a particular target audience. We will discuss the impact of assumptions or bias that people may bring to workplace interactions. Learners will apply their knowledge by critiquing real-world business scenarios from the workplace. Visit the Official Course Website
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Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

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A new and updated introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems using Python 3.5.

About this course

This course is the first of a two-course sequence: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science. Together, they are designed to help people with no prior exposure to computer science or programming learn to think computationally and write programs to tackle useful problems. Some of the people taking the two courses will use them as a stepping stone to more advanced computer science courses, but for many it will be their first and last computer science courses. This run features updated lecture videos, lecture exercises, and problem sets to use the new version of Python 3.5. Even if you took the course with Python 2.7, you will be able to easily transition to Python 3.5 in future courses, or enroll now to refresh your learning. 

Since these courses may be the only formal computer science courses many of the students take, we have chosen to focus on breadth rather than depth. The goal is to provide students with a brief introduction to many topics so they will have an idea of what is possible when they need to think about how to use computation to accomplish some goal later in their career. That said, they are not “computation appreciation” courses. Visit the Official Course Website
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