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Reading and note taking – preparation for study free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Society, Politics & Law

Reading and note taking – preparation for study

Reading and note taking are two essential study skills. How do you read? This free course, Reading and note taking preparation for study, will introduce you to different techniques to help you to alter the way you read according to the type of material you are studying. You will also learn the techniques behind successful note taking and how to...

Free course
12 hrs
How to be a critical reader free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Languages

How to be a critical reader

In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing.

Free course
7 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
Extending and developing your thinking skills free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Extending and developing your thinking skills

Diagrams, mind-maps, tables, graphs, time lines, flow charts, sequence diagrams, decision trees: all can be used to organise thought. This free course, Extending and developing your thinking skills, will introduce you to a variety of thinking skills. Asking and answering questions is at the heart of high-quality thinking. Questions naturally ...

Free course
6 hrs
Diagrams, charts and graphs free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Diagrams, charts and graphs

Diagrams, charts and graphs are used by all sorts of people to express information in a visual way, whether it's in a report by a colleague or a plan from your interior designer. This free course will teach you how to interpret these tools and how to use them yourself to convey information more effectively.

Free course
5 hrs
Basic science: understanding numbers free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Basic science: understanding numbers

This free course, Basic science: understanding numbers, explains how you can use numbers to describe the natural world and make sense of everything from atoms to oceans.

Free course
12 hrs
Who needs research ethics? Take the challenge! activity icon

Society, Politics & Law

Who needs research ethics? Take the challenge!

Take our short interactive experience to learn why research ethics is really a researcher's best friend. You'll be taken through a case to look at where and when you think the ethics committee might step in and why this would be necessary. Meet a fictional committee and become a member!

Activity
15 mins
Start writing fiction free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Start writing fiction

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

Free course
12 hrs
Introduction to algebra free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Introduction to algebra

This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding, simplifying and using formulas and includes useful tips on learning algebra. Section 2 introduces some of the terminology used in algebra and techniques such as evaluating and checking equivalence of ...

Free course
16 hrs
Understanding different research perspectives free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Understanding different research perspectives

This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to ...

Free course
9 hrs
Starting with maths: Patterns and formulas free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Starting with maths: Patterns and formulas

Patterns occur everywhere in art, nature, science and especially mathematics. Being able to recognise, describe and use these patterns is an important skill that helps you to tackle a wide variety of different problems. This free course, Starting with maths: Patterns and formulas, explores some of these patterns, from ancient number patterns ...

Free course
5 hrs
Working with charts, graphs and tables free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Working with charts, graphs and tables

When you come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables, you'll need to know how to interpret this information. This free course, Working with charts, graphs and tables, will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. For further study, there's another course titled 'More working with charts, graphs and tables' which ...

Free course
15 hrs