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Building confidence in using online learning forums free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Building confidence in using online learning forums

This free course, Building confidence in using online learning forums, identifies the value and benefits of posting to online learning forums. The course provides strategies to help you participate more fully in online learning forums and looks at how to make forums into a playful space, which forum writing is more suited to.

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8 hrs
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Discovering music through listening free course icon Level

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Discovering music through listening

This free course, Discovering music through listening, will introduce you to the musical elements used by musicians to create a piece of music: pulse, tempo, metre, harmony, structure, texture, timbre and dynamics. You'll learn how to identify the different musical elements by taking a particular approach to listening to the music, known as close listening. Alongside developing your listening skills, you will learn how to explain what you hear using technical language.

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9 hrs
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Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales) free course icon

Education & Development 

Teaching assistants: Support in action (Wales)

Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time and particularly in Wales. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to productive teamwork.

Free course
4 hrs
Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world free course icon Level Badge icon

Education & Development 

Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world

This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload. The importance of developing a critical approach to life online is emphasised throughout, whether consuming or creating information. You'll be encouraged to reflect on your own situation and to apply what you learn to real-life scenarios, using a digital skills plan to keep a record of progress.

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24 hrs
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Cynorthwywyr addysgu: Cymorth ar waith free course icon

Education & Development 

Cynorthwywyr addysgu: Cymorth ar waith

Mae cynorthwywyr addysgu yn adnodd pwysig ym myd addysg. Mae'r uned hon yn edrych ar sut mae'r rôl wedi datblygu ledled y DU dros amser. Mae'n ystyried y sgiliau a'r nodweddion y mae cynorthwywyr addysgu yn eu defnyddio er mwyn rhoi cymorth effeithiol a chyfrannu at waith tîm cynhyrchiol.

Free course
4 hrs
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Money & Business 

Internships and other work experiences

  In this free course, Internships and other work experiences, you’ll begin by learning more about what an internship is and how it might differ from other forms of work experience. You’ll find out what you can gain personally and professionally, and consider the practicalities of obtaining work experience, from how to choose what’s right for you, to making strong applications. You’ll explore the virtual internship and why more employers are starting to use them, and finish by looking at how to maximise your experience and make it work for you as your career progresses, considering your next steps and setting yourself SMART goals.        

Free course
24 hrs
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Education & Development 

Climate justice for the next generation

This free course, Climate justice for the next generation, frames global warming and climate change in terms of social justice, human rights and intergenerational equality and emphasises how children and those least responsible for climate change are the ones who suffer its most significant consequences. The course looks at the impact climate change has on children’s rights and considers the role the next generation has as activists and campaigners within their changing environments. It concludes with a look at the contemporary work being done on ‘plastic childhoods’. Transcript

Free course
7 hrs
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Education & Development 

Children’s experiences with digital technologies

This free course, Children’s experiences with digital technologies, is an introduction to how children use digital technologies, such as mobile applications, digital games and computers, and what they learn from these experiences. The course draws on debates about screen time to critically examine and present evidence about the effects of digital technologies on children’s learning and development. It concludes with a set of evidence-based recommendations about how adults (such as parents and teachers) should engage with and manage children’s interactions with technology.   Transcript355

Free course
8 hrs
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Money & Business 

Collaborative problem solving for community safety

This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community-based public service professionals and members of community groups working to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. It examines some of the ways which OU specialists in creative problem solving recommend to tackle difficult problems, and how to implement them in a community setting.

Free course
16 hrs
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Management: perspective and practice free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Management: perspective and practice

What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management.

Free course
10 hrs
The importance of interpersonal skills free course icon Level

Money & Business 

The importance of interpersonal skills

To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance of interpersonal skills, will help you gain an awareness of your own skills and understand that an awareness of the interpersonal skills of others can help us enormously in dealing with the work tasks we are responsible for.

Free course
3 hrs
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Money & Business 

Step up to leadership

This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and communication in the context of policing with the community.  This particular course focuses on the challenge of leadership and leading change in an ever-changing policing context. It provides insights to help individuals become more effective leaders of teams and organisations, and to engage more effectively with key community stakeholders.

Free course
4 hrs
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