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  • Introducing Fintech

    Introducing Fintech

    1-hour sample of FinTech course.

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  • Learning to code (course files)

    Learning to code (course files)

    This page holds the files for use with the FutureLearn course Learning to code.

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  • Handbook for Validated Awards 2015-2016

    Handbook for Validated Awards 2015-2016

    Handbook for Validated Awards

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    2 hrs

    Level 0 Beginner

    • Online Learning Affiliated Guides

      Online Learning Affiliated Guides

      Online Learning Affiliated Guides

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      2 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The resilience of co-operatives: lessons from Africa

      The resilience of co-operatives: lessons from Africa

      This unit supports those in the public and private sectors who are working with rural co-operatives in Africa and elsewhere in a development setting. The unit provides a framework for analysing and promoting rural co-operative resilience and includes case studies of four co-operative unions in Malawi (coffee, timber and savings and credit). The activities suggest how participants can use the framework in other contexts.

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • California State University-Northridge Second Chance Early Start Program Learning to Learn

      California State University-Northridge Second Chance Early Start Program Learning to Learn

      Welcome to CSUN's specially designed version of Learning to Learn!  Learning to Learn is an opportunity for you to build your confidence and to provide the tools and skills necessary to be successful in your new academic setting.  As you work through the course you will be encouraged to consider possible choices and learn the value of making plans for your future.  You will increase your awareness of your current qualities, knowledge and skills.  The online activities, videos, and challenges will help you develop the essential college and life skills of communication and problem solving leading to solid academic success.   The Learning to Learn course content is presented in an online format and is available for you to add value to your learning experience as part of the early start initiative. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.

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      24 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning to Learn v2

      Learning to Learn v2

      Welcome to the updated version of Learning to Learn!  If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Learning to Learn.  The original content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and learning challenges.  By accessing this course and the challenges linked to it you have just taken a major step toward helping you develop your study skills. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.

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      24 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Succeed with Math v2

      Succeed with Math v2

      Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Succeed with Math. The original version will be replaced by new and exciting content and added-value activities. The course content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and self-assessment opportunities. Succeed with Math will help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, Parts of the Whole, Relationships Among Numbers, Exploring Patterns and Formulas, Investigating Geometric Shapes and Sizes, and Communicating with Data, Charts and Graphs.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Succeed with Math v2.2 CSUN

      Succeed with Math v2.2 CSUN

      Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! If you have used this course prior to November 2012, please refer to the earlier version available below temporarily as we transition to the new and improved Succeed with Math. The original version will be replaced by new and exciting content and added-value activities. The course content has been expanded with some additional activities, new media content, and self-assessment opportunities. Succeed with Math will help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, Parts of the Whole, Relationships Among Numbers, Exploring Patterns and Formulas, Investigating Geometric Shapes and Sizes, and Communicating with Data, Charts and Graphs.

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      24 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health

      Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Antenatal Care

      Antenatal Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Antenatal Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Communicable Diseases

      Communicable Diseases

      This is the HEAT Module on Communicable Diseases.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Family Planning

      Family Planning

      This is the HEAT Module on Family Planning.

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      24 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

      Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

      This is the HEAT Module on Health Education, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Management, Ethics and Research

      Health Management, Ethics and Research

      This is the HEAT Module on Health Management, Ethics and Research.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Hygiene and Environmental Health

      Hygiene and Environmental Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Hygiene and Environmental Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Immunization

      Immunization

      This is the HEAT Module on Immunization.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness

      Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness

      This is the HEAT Module on Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Labour and Delivery Care

      Labour and Delivery Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Labour and Delivery Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health

      Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health

      This is the HEAT Module on Non-Communicable Diseases, Emergency Care and Mental Health.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Nutrition

      Nutrition

      This the HEAT Module on Nutrition.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Postnatal Care

      Postnatal Care

      This is the HEAT Module on Postnatal Care.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Health Education and Training (HEAT) Programme

      Health Education and Training (HEAT) Programme

      The Health Education and Training (HEAT) programme is an innovative approach to addressing the human resources for health challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.

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      1 hr

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa

      Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji katika Leba na Kuzaa. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Labour and Delivery Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji katika Ujauzito

      Utunzaji katika Ujauzito

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji katika Ujauzito. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Antenatal Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa

      Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa

      Karibu katika Moduli ya Utunzaji wa Baada ya Kuzaa. This is the Swahili version of the HEAT Postnatal Care Module.

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      24+ hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Resources for Open Educational Practice

      Resources for Open Educational Practice

      Resources for Open Educational Practice

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      10 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • OEPS reports and briefings

      OEPS reports and briefings

      Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project reports and briefings

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      1 hr

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Becoming an open educator

      Becoming an open educator

      This course, which was produced as part of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) project is aimed at anyone who is curious about how free and open might change our approach to teaching and learning and has been designed for administrators, educators and facilitators in all sectors.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

      Supporting collective learning in workplace and community settings

      This course provides support for anyone involved in organising informal learning in the workplace or in community settings, by developing the collective use of open educational resources.

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      4 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment

      Gender Equality in STEM - advance enrolment

      Gender Equality in STEM is designed for teachers of late primary and early secondary pupils. There is no requirement to have a background or role related to STEM. The course aims to reduce barriers for participation in STEM subjects by female students through challenging gender stereotyping and building STEM capital in the classroom, using an inquiry-based approach. This free online course is designed not only to deliver information but to contribute towards transformational change in schools.

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      24 hrs

      Level 1 Introductory

    • Global trends in death and dying

      Global trends in death and dying

      What is death like around the world? How do we know what the causes and circumstances of death are globally? Are these changing, and if so, why? We will try to find the answers to these questions in this short module.

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      6 hrs

      Level 2 Intermediate

    • My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

      My Seaweed Looks Weird: An Introduction to Seaweed Parasites

      This short course is part of a planned suite of short courses on seaweed aquaculture developed by the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) to explore best practice in seaweed cultivation.

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      2 hrs

      Level 3 Advanced

    • Rapid Open Course Development: Dyslexia UK

      Rapid Open Course Development: Dyslexia UK

      In March 2017 OEPS, Dyslexia UK and Education Scotland launched the first of three open courses Introduction to Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice.  The course is badged and uses a reflective log to help learners develop their understanding of dyslexia and inclusive practice, covering topics such as current legislation and how to support those with dyslexia. Two further open courses (Supporting Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice and Dyslexia: Identification and Support) which build on the skills acquired in Introduction to Dyslexia…, will be available during September 2017 and January 2018, respectively.  All courses are available via the openly licensed course platform OpenLearn Create and were co-developed with The Open University (UK).  

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    • Open Badges for Student Led Learning: The University of Edinburgh

      Open Badges for Student Led Learning: The University of Edinburgh

      Peter Evans (@eksploratore) is based at The University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Education, Community and Society in the School of Education. He teaches on the MSc in Digital Education and researches into professional learning in open online environments and digital education.

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    • edShare@GCU: Advocacy for sharing in the open

      edShare@GCU: Advocacy for sharing in the open

      edShare@GCU is Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) repository of educational resources. Its origins can be traced back to the Spoken Word Project, which ran from 2003 to 2008, led by GCU in collaboration with BBC Information and Archives, and a number of universities in the US. “The idea was to take television and radio broadcasts from the BBC and make them available so that they could be used for classroom teaching” says Marion Kelt (@mugpunter7), Research and Open Access Librarian at GCU. 

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    • Creative Open Everyday Practice: Thinking Differently at UHI

      Creative Open Everyday Practice: Thinking Differently at UHI

      Keith Smyth (@smythkrs) is Professor of Pedagogy and Head of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The Learning and Teaching Academy supports the development of learning and teaching practices, and engagement in educational scholarship and research, across the network of thirteen Academic Partners (including colleges and specialist research institutes) that comprise UHI. Covering a geographic area roughly the size of Belgium, UHI uses a blend of digitally enabled and face-to-face approaches to engage with learners, staff, local groups and communities across the Highlands and Islands region, and with wider communities beyond the region.   

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    • Sharing ideas: developing wikis

      Sharing ideas: developing wikis

      This space contains only the 'Library copy' of materials for the Course. The materials have been created or endorsed by the Vital Core Team and/or by the community. When you sign up for a Vital Course, you will have more than the materials … you will join a cohort of fellow students with online support from a Vital Facilitator over a period of time. On many of our courses, there is also a two-hour face-to-face session to get everyone started.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning together: developing wikis

      Learning together: developing wikis

      When used properly, wikis are powerful tools that enable sharing of information and knowledge. This Secondary course explores how they can be used in the classroom to improve teaching and learning and enable collaboration on group projects. You will either use a wiki on your school’s learning platform or, if this is not available to you, we will explain how to sign up to use one of the free online wiki services.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Getting a buzz out of blogging

      Getting a buzz out of blogging

      Starting with the basic principles of blogs and blogging, this Primary course looks at their use within education and how they can be used to improve teaching and learning.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Blogs: skills for subject specialists

      Blogs: skills for subject specialists

      Starting with the basic principles of blogs and blogging, this Secondary course looks at their use within education and how they can be used to improve teaching and learning.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning platforms: a step up

      Learning platforms: a step up

      Installing a learning platform or VLE is as much about changing culture and processes as it is about new technology. This course will help Primary senior leaders get more value from their learning platform, by understanding how it can benefit their school and giving them the tools to successfully implement it.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning platforms: all aboard

      Learning platforms: all aboard

      Installing a learning platform or VLE is as much about changing culture and processes as it is about new technology. This course will help Secondary senior leaders get more value from their learning platform, by understanding how it can benefit their school and by giving them time to successfully implement it.

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      20 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Wow them with Wikipedia

      Wow them with Wikipedia

      Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia in the world and an invaluable learning resource. This course, suited to Primary or Secondary practitioners, explores how to create and maintain pages, and how learners can use the site to add value to their own work and collaborative projects.

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      9 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Working with multimedia

      Working with multimedia

      In this unit of the Diploma, learners develop an understanding of contemporary digital media and how it applies to communication and entertainment. This Secondary course will show you how to use the e-skills teaching and learning resources for this course to deliver the module in 60 teaching hours.

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      8 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Exploring organisations

      Exploring organisations

      In this unit of the Diploma learners develop an understanding of how organisations operate. This Secondary course will show you how to use the associated e-skills teaching and learning resources to help improve understanding and will give ideas and advice on how to engage employers with the Diploma.

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      8 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Sharing ideas: introducing wikis

      Sharing ideas: introducing wikis

      This course explores how to use wikis to support collaborative learning projects in Primary schools. It is a basic introduction to wikis. If you would like to understand more about, and how to add images, upload video and other media, our Sharing ideas: developing wikis (V01p) course will be more suitable.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Learning together: introducing wikis

      Learning together: introducing wikis

      This course explores how to use wikis to support collaborative learning projects in Secondary schools. It is a basic introduction to wikis. If you would like to understand more about, and how to add images, upload video and other media, our Learning together: developing wikis (V01s) course will be more suitable.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • Blogging: beyond social networking

      Blogging: beyond social networking

      This course explores how to use blogs to support teaching and curriculum-based activities, by helping Secondary school students make contributions and share knowledge and ideas.

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      6 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

    • The potential of technology

      The potential of technology

      In this unit of the Diploma learners will explore the potential of technology in a business context. This Secondary course, which focuses on how technology is used as part of the John Lewis retail lifecycle, demonstrates how to use the e-skills resources to deliver the unit.

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      7 hrs

      Level 0 Beginner

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