Free courses

All created free coursesAll created free courses

All created free courses

Find free courses built by teachers, colleges, universities, organisations and individuals.

Results: 54 courses
  • An Introduction to Inclusive Education

    An Introduction to Inclusive Education

    An Introduction to Inclusive Education set within the context of Scottish education

  • An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

    An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

    This is an interdisciplinary module that provides an introduction to technology and innovation policy and research in this field. The emphasis is on examining issues of interdisciplinary research embracing economic, sociological and managerial orientations. The approach is to build understanding of technology policy and technology innovations processes thereby providing a robust grounding, before exploring research methods employed to investigate technology and innovation policy. It is important to appreciate that this is not a research methods course as research techniques are not actively taught. Instead, a selection of research tools are introduced and applied to technology policy and innovation. Thus, it focuses on methods and skills best suited for technology policy and innovation rather than being comprehensive.

  • A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

    A practical guide to UK human rights and discrimination law

    This course has been designed to give a practical introduction to UK human rights and discrimination law.

  • Astronomy for Development

    Astronomy for Development

    This course is designed to provide a helping hand to anyone who intends to submit an application to the OAD Call for Proposals. It provides a brief introduction to Astronomy for Development and introduces the participant to the OAD project cycle, from needs analysis to monitoring and evaluation.

  • Building Partnerships Map
    Business and money/finance 

    Building Partnerships Map

    DIY Learn - Building Partnerships Map tool

  • Business and climate change

    Business and climate change

    Businesses can be affected both directly from climate change and indirectly through government policies. Risks can occur from the impacts of predicted climate change effects such as increased temperature, extreme weather events, disrupted ecosystems and flooding of land. This unit is wrried for small and medium enterprises and people interested in how businesses can respond to climate change. It introduces key concepts such as risk, corporate social responsibility and engaging employees and enables businesses to quickly grasp the issues and opportunities for managing risks. Unit authored by Dr. Barbara L Jones

  • Business Model Canvas
    Business and money/finance 

    Business Model Canvas

    DIY Learn - Business Model Canvas tool

  • Cefnogi datblygiad plant

    Cefnogi datblygiad plant

    This is Welsh version of the OU Social Partnerships Network course 'Supporting children's development'

  • China in Africa

    China in Africa

    This free course, built around the findings of a DFID-ESRC funded project led by The Open University, considers the impact of the rise of China on Africa’s development through the lens of oil production.

  • Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations
    Business and money/finance 

    Collaborative leadership in voluntary organisations

    This free course helps learners to reflect on and develop collaborative leadership practices that will make a difference. Approximately 24 hours; Intermediate level After studying this course the learner should be able to: • describe the context and need for collaborative forms of leadership • describe the range of different leadership identities suggested by collaborative settings and the power relationships implied in these identities • plan and think about the challenges of leading collaborations • experiment with a range of practices of collaborative leadership • practice collaborative leadership in a more robust way • offer a critique of collaborative leadership in relation to its potential and limitations for leadership of voluntary organisations • discuss and reflect on collaborative leadership in the voluntary sector in relation to power.

  • Creative Workshop
    Business and money/finance 

    Creative Workshop

    DIY Learn - Creative Workshop tool

  • Development Impact & You: Forum
    Business and money/finance 

    Development Impact & You: Forum

    DIY Learn toolkit Forum

Page 1 of 5
Take a look at our collections of courses

OpenLearn Create hosts collections of courses created by teachers, colleges, universities, organisations and individuals from around the world.

Universal search of other OER sites
Free courses on OpenLearn

Search OpenLearn for specially designed Open University free courses and resources.