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Implementing the project free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Implementing the project

Day-to-day monitoring of a project is essential to ensure that work is progressing according to the plan, and it will often be necessary to review and revise the plan as circumstances change. This free course, Implementing the project, will introduce some of the key techniques that help managers to monitor and control projects, and consider what approaches work best in particular circumstances.

Free course
8 hrs
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How teams work free course icon Level

Money & Business 

How teams work

This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.

Free course
10 hrs
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Groups and teamwork free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Groups and teamwork

Are you always the quiet one when it comes to group discussion? This free course, Groups and teamwork, will help you improve your working relationships with other people in groups of three or more. The course also deals with project life cycles, project management and the role of the leader.

Free course
20 hrs
Simple coding free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Simple coding

Have you ever wanted to try out simple coding? Want to understand the basics of what it entails? This course introduces you to the skills, concepts and jargon of coding. 

Free course
2 hrs
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Estimating the cost of equity free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Estimating the cost of equity

This free course, Estimating the cost of equity, looks at how to estimate the cost of equity using the dividend valuation model (DVM) and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and how to evaluate the use of the DVM and the CAPM from a financial and strategic perspective. It then explores the implications regarding selection of the inputs to the DVM and CAPM and assesses the implications of using the beta measure in the CAPM.

Free course
9 hrs
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Environmental factors and organisations free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Environmental factors and organisations

The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. This free course, Environmental factors and organisations, looks at the relationships between business and social and ecological environments, often referred to under the umbrella term of Corporate Social Responsibility. The course examines efforts to reconcile what often look to be competing demands by moving towards a more ethical environment.

Free course
6 hrs
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Diagramming for development 2 - Exploring interrelationships free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Diagramming for development 2 - Exploring interrelationships

Diagramming for development 2 - Exploring interrelationships, is a free course that introduces you to the diagramming techniques of Influence diagrams, Multiple Cause Diagrams and Cognitive Maps. Using a case study project based in Africa, this unit illustrates the powerful use of systems diagramming for international development management. This is a companion course to Diagramming for development 1: bounding realities.

Free course
4 hrs
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Employee engagement free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Employee engagement

Engagement is a key buzzword in 21st century management. Strategic human resource management rests on the belief that people are the key to achieving competitive advantage. Employees need to be seen as assets to be developed, not costs to be controlled. This free course explores three key themes: employee engagement, employee involvement and collective aspects of employee relations.

Free course
10 hrs
Continuity and learning free course icon Level

Education & Development 

Continuity and learning

This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional development focus. You will explore interactive dimensions of workplace learning: how people and workplace cultures create formal, informal, planned and unplanned opportunities to learn. You will read about 'biographical learning' research, where adults develop narratives to better understand key points of their learning lives. You will plan and carry out a brief, informal interview with a colleague, and your colleague will interview you, on themes of learning and work. To complete this OpenLearn course you will write a short draft of the key points of the interview and reflect on your own learning biography.

Free course
12 hrs
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Completing the project free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Completing the project

This free course, Completing the project, will examine the particular issues that ----- in bringing a project to a close, and ways of evaluating a project on its completion. The key components of project closure will be identified and discussed and their importance in ensuring that the aims and objectives of a project have been successfully attained will be explored. After studying this course, you will be able to plan an effective project closure.

Free course
8 hrs
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Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish free course icon Level

Languages 

Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish

Welcome to this free course, Intermediate Spanish: Understanding spoken Spanish, which is aimed at intermediate learners of Spanish with an interest in language and culture. The six-hour course is designed to develop your understanding of spoken Spanish through six video portraits of people living in Spain. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further audio-visual resources and take your Spanish studies to a higher level.

Free course
6 hrs
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Business English: Researching a new location free course icon Level

Languages 

Business English: Researching a new location

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Researching a new location, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of taking the decision to relocate. You will also examine the factors that influence that decision, including its impact on all those connected with the company from employees to suppliers and customers.

Free course
5 hrs
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