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Dysgu ac arfer: gweithrediad a hunaniaethau free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Dysgu ac arfer: gweithrediad a hunaniaethau

Mae'r uned hon yn eich cyflwyno i ddull cymdeithasol-ddiwylliannol o ddeall a dadansoddi'r hyn y byddwch yn ei ddysgu mewn sefydliadau addysgol, gartref ac yn y gweithle.

Free course
8 hrs
Returning to STEM free course icon level 3: advanced icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Returning to STEM

This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Free course
24 hrs
Taking your first steps into higher education free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Taking your first steps into higher education

What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free course is for you. Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university. This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study. You will be ...

Free course
24 hrs
Leadership: external context and culture free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Leadership: external context and culture

Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you will develop your understanding of the impact of external context and culture on the practice of leadership. The course begins by exploring the nature ‘societal culture’, identifying how culture, at a number of levels, impacts on leadership. We then explore how the ...

Free course
6 hrs
Teaching and learning tricky topics free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Teaching and learning tricky topics

This free course is designed to provide a background and understanding of tricky topics, the practical application of threshold concepts, and their connection with learning design, digital innovation and learning analytics. The course, and the innovative teaching tricky topic process which it explores, will be useful for trainee or experienced ...

Free course
24 hrs
Revision and examinations free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Revision and examinations

Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This free course, Revision and examinations, will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.

Free course
6 hrs
Exploring sport coaching and psychology free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Exploring sport coaching and psychology

This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all...

Free course
24 hrs
Teaching assistants: support in action (Chinese) free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Teaching assistants: support in action (Chinese)

本免费课程是“助教:提供行动支持”课程的中文翻译版本,英文原版也在本网站中提供。 This free course is the Chinese version of Teaching assistants: support in action which is also available in English.

Free course
4 hrs
The power of infographics in research dissemination free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Education & Development

The power of infographics in research dissemination

Infographics are becoming an essential tool in data representation and research communication. In this free course, The power of infographics in research dissemination, you will explore when and how infographics can be useful to your work. You will look at some good and bad practice in making and using infographics, and will learn how to ...

Free course
7 hrs
Primary science: supporting children’s learning free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Education & Development

Primary science: supporting children’s learning

Science is a key subject area in primary education curriculum frameworks. This free course, Primary science: supporting children's learning, provides an opportunity to consider your own experiences, perceptions and attitudes to science. You will explore and develop some of your scientific knowledge and understanding while considering how you can...

Free course
8 hrs
Am I ready to be a distance learner? free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Am I ready to be a distance learner?

Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might not have had the chance to study at a higher level before. This free course, Am I ready to be a distance learner?, will help to boost your confidence. You'll explore useful skills so you can discover ...

Free course
3 hrs
An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

In this free course, An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), you will look at some institutional OER initiatives. These will include MIT's open courseware, Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative and The Open University's OpenLearn. You will get a flavour of how different OER initiatives design and present the content for their ...

Free course
6 hrs