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Introducing a framework for strategy free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Introducing a framework for strategy

If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will stimulate your imagination and inform your judgement. An understanding of the frameworks of strategy and an ability to use them imaginatively will help your organisation survive in the longer-term and perform its role more effectively.

Free course
10 hrs
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Understanding operations management free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Understanding operations management

Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function, whether producing goods or services or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. In addition, this OpenLearn course discusses the role of operations managers and the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers.

Free course
4 hrs
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Developing your skills as an HR professional free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Developing your skills as an HR professional

This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional. You will practise learning reflectively and you will also develop the skills of organising yourself, managing time and stress, and working in teams or groups.

Free course
9 hrs
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Successful IT systems free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Successful IT systems

Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly complex and interconnected combinations of technology, organisations and people. Success and failure of IT systems can be seen in many different settings. Many are highly successful; others fail, sometimes spectacularly. This free course focuses on success, to help you understand what is meant by a successful IT system.

Free course
9 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context free course icon Level

Languages 

Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

Free course
8 hrs
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Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work what we might call self-management. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making, such as allocating time, staff, physical and financial resources: prioritising and problem solving and monitoring performance.

Free course
5 hrs
Digital forensics free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Digital forensics

Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data about what people have actually done. This free course, Digital forensics, is an introduction to computer forensics and investigation, and provides a taster in understanding how to conduct investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present digital evidence to both business and legal audiences. It also outlines the tools to locate and analyse digital evidence on a variety of devices, how to keep up to date with changing technologies, and laws and regulations in digital forensics.

Free course
8 hrs
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Social marketing free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Social marketing

Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals. This free course, Social marketing, examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts, frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can be applied to the solution of social problems.

Free course
8 hrs
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The life sciences industry: An introduction free course icon Level

Money & Business 

The life sciences industry: An introduction

This free course, The life sciences industry: An introduction, covers the emergence of the life sciences sector out of its precursor the pharmaceutical industry. After examining some historical perspectives, the course uses case studies to look at developments in the science, business and, primarily, management strategies used in life sciences. It also briefly considers the place of life sciences in the wider story of health provision. This introductory course will be of interest to managers in the life sciences sector and to the general reader.

Free course
6 hrs
Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Learning to teach: becoming a reflective practitioner

This is the third of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher. This free course, Becoming a reflective practitioner, explains what is meant by reflective practice and how to ensure that reflection leads to learning. As a beginner teacher you will encounter many contradictions and challenges in school; you will learn to teach in a particular context but will need to be able to transfer your learning to new contexts. Critical reflection will help you to do this. This free course explores the different models of critical reflection, knowledge of which will help you to structure your practice and evaluate whether you are reflecting and therefore learning effectively.

Free course
5 hrs
Translation as a career free course icon Level

Languages 

Translation as a career

This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on what they say. You will ------ your own language level and find out how translators maintain their language skills. You will also engage in a short translation activity.

Free course
4 hrs
Making decisions free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Making decisions

Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.

Free course
4 hrs
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