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The digital scholar free course icon Level 2 icon Badge icon

Education & Development 

The digital scholar

Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology related developments: digital content, networked distribution and open practices. It is when digital, networked and open intersect that transformational practice occurs. In this free course, The digital scholar, you will explore the impact of digital technologies on scholarly practice.

Free course
24 hrs
Take your teaching online free course icon Level 2 icon Badge icon

Education & Development 

Take your teaching online

In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain  knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online. You will hear about the experiences of real educators, be introduced to cutting edge research, and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online. You will also learn useful methods that will guide you to test out these new ideas in your own practice.

Free course
24 hrs
Learn to code for data analysis free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Learn to code for data analysis

This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.

Free course
24 hrs
Learn to code for data analysis Ebook icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Learn to code for data analysis

This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.

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eBook

Learn to code for data analysis

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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
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Revision and examinations Ebook 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.

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Revision and examinations

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Passports: identity and airports free course icon Level 2 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Passports: identity and airports

This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis of the modern airport. Using a lively mixture of videos, interactive exercises and readings, the course explores how the social world of the airport is made and maintained. In particular, it investigates how the processes that constitute this world - queuing, check in, security clearance, moving around and so on - depend on relations between people and material objects.

Free course
8 hrs
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Passports: identity and airports Ebook icon

Society, Politics & Law

Passports: identity and airports

This free course, Passports: identity and airports, offers a sociological analysis of the modern airport. Using a lively mixture of videos, interactive exercises and readings, the course explores how the social world of the airport is made and maintained. In particular, it investigates how the processes that constitute this world - queuing, check in, security clearance, moving around and so on - depend on relations between people and material objects.

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eBook

Passports: identity and airports

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Fundamentals of accounting free course icon Level 1 icon

Money & Business 

Fundamentals of accounting

Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the fundamental purpose and role of accounting as well as the double-entry rules that are the foundation of all financial records and reports in any modern business.

Free course
8 hrs
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Money & Business

Fundamentals of accounting

Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the fundamental purpose and role of accounting as well as the double-entry rules that are the foundation of all financial records and reports in any modern business.

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eBook

Fundamentals of accounting

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Learning from sport burnout and overtraining free course icon Level 2 icon Badge icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Learning from sport burnout and overtraining

Sport can place high levels of stress on athletes, coaches and others involved. If unable to cope with these stresses they may be vulnerable to developing burnout. This free course, Learning from sport burnout and overtraining, examines burnout in sport from various perspectives including both the coach’s and athlete’s perspective.  Drawing on real life case studies it explores how coaches can recognise and prevent burnout in athletes, and investigates the prevention and treatment of burnout in coaches. This course is for you if you are interested in developing an holistic understanding of burnout in sport.

Free course
24 hrs
Kinematics of fluids free course icon Level 2 icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Kinematics of fluids

This free course examines the basic kinematics of two-dimensional fluid flows. Section 1 introduces the differential equations for pathlines and streamlines. Section 2 introduces a scalar field, called the stream function, which for an incompressible fluid provides an alternative method of modelling the flow and finding the streamlines. Sections 2 and 3 derive the stream functions for several simple two-dimensional flow types (the uniform flow, source, doublet and vortex), and suitable combinations of these are used to model more complicated flows. Section 4 introduces the idea of differentiation following the motion, and Euler’s equation is developed in Section 5.

Free course
16 hrs
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