Free online services can be used in educational contexts to share documents with learners and colleagues. This course introduces Microsoft Office Live and Google docs and is suitable for practitioners working in Primary and Secondary schools.
Forum for Collaborative Leadership BOC
This free course helps learners to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. Approximately 24 hours; Intermediate level After studying this course the learner should be able to: • describe the context and need for collaborative forms of leadership • describe the range of different leadership identities suggested by collaborative settings and the power relationships implied in these identities • plan and think about the challenges of leading collaborations • experiment with a range of practices of collaborative leadership • practice collaborative leadership in a more robust way • offer a critique of collaborative leadership in relation to its potential and limitations for leadership of voluntary organisations • discuss and reflect on collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector in relation to power.
This is the HEAT Module on Communicable Diseases.
This course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society, politics and culture of Wales, providing a wealth of up-to-date evidence that is organised around core social science concepts and theories, to help you make sense of a changing nation.
This course looks at how to find digital resources that you can legally use in your work, including any related copyright issues. It is suitable for practitioners working in Primary and Secondary schools.
This course explores Children’s rights for health workers to inform their practice in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda
DIY Learn - Creative Workshop tool
This unit begins by introducing the concepts of childhood and child development, followed by an exploration of children’s universal needs and potentials. Needs are then related to the international standards outlined in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
This unit has been created to support and stimulate further debate arising from a seminar on criminal justice in Scotland being hosted by The Open University in Scotland on February 10, 2011. This unit will consider the current state of criminal justice in Scotland and its likely directions following the UK General Election of 2010 and more significantly the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2011. Following the publication in late 2010 of Criminal Justice in Scotland edited by Croall, Mooney and Munro (Willan/Routledge), this unit aims develop thinking around the key themes in the book, namely the relationships between crime, inequalities, criminal and social justice and the distinctiveness or otherwise of Scottish criminal justice. It aims to provide an opportunity for informed debate and discussion about what are the strengths of criminal justice in Scotland ? What are the main problems with it – and what changes are desirable – and achievable?
This learning resource has been created to support and stimulate further discussion arising from a seminar held at Reid Kerr College, Paisley on 9th March 2011 entitled "Rootes to Peugeot Talbot: critical reflections on Linwood's 'new era'." This seminar was led by Dr Alison Gilmour, Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland. The event was jointly supported by Reid Kerr College and The Open University in Scotland.
This unit is taken from Croeso, a beginners’ language course that concentrates on Welsh as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Welsh societies and cultures through printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Welsh. This unit focuses on basic greetings and introductions, numbers and days of the week. By the end of this unit you will have gained confidence in communicating in Welsh, and you will be able to understand language used by speakers from different areas of Wales. You will develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Welsh.