O2S Courses Starting Soon

Starting on September 15th, Open2Study is bringing to you some fantastic courses!  If you’ve not yet taken the time to visit their website, then you should make it now!  From their easy to use chat forums (in and out of class!), to the ability to connect to classmates, to the awesome badges you can earn by taking part in various activities, Open2Study has a lot to offer on top of some top notch courses!  Check out these courses starting soon!

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Education & Training

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION – Examine the world of children from 0 to 5 years. Explore how they develop and learn in this critical stage.

BECOMING A CONFIDENT TRAINER – Become a confident trainer by developing an understanding of Adult learners and what motivates them to learn.

EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD – Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world.

TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS – Get a grounding in facilitating a group of adult learners, in an online or face to face learning environment.

 

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Science & Technology

 

CHEMISTRY – BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE WORLD – Discover a world built by atoms, shaped by molecules and kept running with chemical reactions!

AGRICULTURE AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN – How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face.

ASTRONOMY: DISCOVERING THE UNIVERSE – Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries.

BASIC PHYSICS – Learn some basic principles of physics that help you understand how the world around you works.

CLIMATE CHANGE – Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ.

CONCEPTS IN GAME DEVELOPMENT – Explore key ideas in game design, programming, architecture, game engines, player experience and game AI.

MARINE AND ANTARCTIC SCIENCE – Over 70% of our planet is ocean, and life itself evolved in the sea so come and join us on this tour of Planet Ocean!

MICROBIOLOGY AND FORENSIC SCIENCE – Explore the basics of Microbiology and Forensic Science so you can better understand the world around you.

MINING ENGINEERING – Explore the many facets of mining engineering from exploration to production and mine closure.

MOBILE ROBOTICS – Discover the world of mobile robots – how they move, how they interact with the world, and how to build them!

WATER IN A THIRSTY WORLD – This course explores the world of water management on a drying planet.

 

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Marketing & Advertising

 

 

BIG DATA FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE – Learn how you can predict customer demand and preferences by using the data that is all around you

ONLINE ADVERTISING – Learn more about the evolving, dynamic, and fastest growing segment of the advertising industry.

USER EXPERIENCE FOR THE WEB – Learn to create great experiences for people visiting websites, with proven tools and techniques. (Self paced, start any time!)

WRITING FOR THE WEB – Explore how writing style, web design and structure can grab the attention of and engage online readers.

 

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Business

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Learn the basics of project management, including what a project is and how to manage one effectively.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FAMILY BUSINESS – Discover the tools and techniques that will enable you to succeed in business.

HUMAN RESOURCES – Examine human resources from a modern perspective. This course covers all the steps from staff recruitment to retention.

INNOVATION FOR POWERFUL OUTCOMES – Acquire the ability to help make innovation happen, using a rich mix of practical approaches & robust concepts.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS IN ASIA – Discover business in Asia from the perspectives of culture, leadership, management and personal relationships.

INTRODUCTION TO ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE – Delve into Enterprise Architecture & gain an understanding of the tools & techniques for the design of business.

LEADERSHIP: IDENTITY, INFLUENCE AND POWER – This course examines recent research to uncover the practical actions anyone can take to be a successful leader.

SPORTS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT – Discover the careers in sports and recreation and learn to deliver a simple client-focused session.

 

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Finance

 

 

DIAGNOSING THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF A BUSINESS – Learn to assess the strength of a business and identify early warning signs of potential future problems.

FINANCIAL LITERACY – Develop your knowledge of personal finance, such as how to control, invest and protect your finances.

FINANCIAL PLANNING – Explore a career in financial planning, including working with clients and the financial planning process.

 

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Health & Medicine

 

 

 

FOOD, NUTRITION & YOUR HEALTH – Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets.

FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY – Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING IN HEALTHCARE – Considering a career in nursing? This course will introduce you to the role of nurses in Australian healthcare.

MIDWIFERY – This midwifery course covers the history of the profession and what it means to be a midwife today.

THE HUMAN BODY AS A MACHINE – This course introduces how the human body works and how it is more than the sum of its parts

UNDERSTANDING COMMON DISEASES – Explore four common diseases and body systems: how they work, how they are treated and prevented.

 

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Management

NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Understand the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict resolution to build a practical framework.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – Learn the concepts, principles and practice of Emergency Management through real-world case studies

MANAGEMENT FOR A COMPETITIVE EDGE – Learn the strategies of successful managers, including leadership, teamwork and communication. (Self paced, start any time!)

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT – Learn to proactively take control of your workplace and projects by making more strategic decisions and plans.

 

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Art & Humanities

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Get introduced to a range of skills and concepts to broaden your understanding of contemporary photographic art.

BECOMING HUMAN: ANTHROPOLOGY – Gain an introductory understanding of evolution, including how we evolved from primates and became human.

CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE – Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN OCEAN GOVERNANCE – Learn about how the world’s oceans are regulated, protected and preserved.

INDIGENOUS STUDIES: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – Explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori history, society, culture, language and demography.

SOCIOLOGY  – Sociology examines individuals in their social contexts.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGINS OF CRIME – Learn to understand criminal behaviour by looking at our evolutionary history and animal behaviour in general.

WORLD MUSIC – Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity.

 

Don’t forget to add any courses you sign up for to your Accredible Learning Profile!

Featuring: OpenLearning

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OpenLearning offers many fantastic, self paced courses.  This month we are featuring six popular courses – leaving you with the almost impossible task of picking and choosing amongst them!  It is tempting to sign up for them all at once!

 

Personal Branding:How to build & manage your image

Offered by the very same Tom Benjamin who offered the Gamification in Education course, this course focuses on reviewing your existing and proposed brand identities.  It’s important to remember that we all have a brand identity worth projecting and protecting in this online age.  Need to promote your art or music? Need to find a job? Starting a business or organization? This class is meant for you!  Discover review processes, strategies for driving technology and something new about yourself!

Forensic Psychology 

In a second course from Dr. Tom Benjamin, this course deviates from the standard MOOC.  It is not a training course or a skills course. It is a discussion forum.  All activities are designed to create open discussion on controversial topics.  Learn more about scientific methods as applied to psychology in the legal (forensic) setting.

Please note carefully:

Those licensed to practise in related fields in their state or nation who wish to use this material for professional development are advised to contact their local registration authority regarding their policies for personal study.

 

The Great Poem Series: Unbinding Prometheus


Are you ready to discover the beauty of the written word? Prepared to have them change your outlook, your actions and your words? Truly ready to be inspired by the same words as Henry David Thoreau, Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela? “Poet Percy Shelley believed words could be stronger than shackles, and wrote poems intended to free mankind from their chains.  The Unbinding Prometheus MOOC investigates both what Shelley’s words have meant over time, and what his words might mean for us today.” 

This course is meant for everyone – no experience with poetry or literature needed! Discover the power of poetry – and behold the changes in yourself.

Global Entrepreneurship

Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?  This course allows you to not only learn the basics, but to practice them as well.  You will also make money (a requirement for successful completion of the course!)  Entrepreneurship is the art of creating value through making the world a better place for both yourself and those who get in touch with your business activities.

Guide to Starting a Successful Business


Over this 4 week course, you will gain an understanding of the essential business principles on starting a successful business. From generating business ideas, to methods of starting a business, to owning your own business to actually managing your business – you will complete lessons and activities that will help prepare you for starting your own successful business!

 

Introduction to Wine

 

Want to learn about oenology from one of the best?  Join Mr. Reuben Suresh Arthur, a certified trainer who conducts the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) UK program. He is one of only 2 in Malaysia who has earned this designation!  By the end of the course, you will be able to select a bottle of fine wine with confidence in any location – a restaurant, a wine boutique or other liquor commission!

Over 14 modules you will learn all of the tricks from understanding the labels, to pairing the right wines and foods, to the factors that affect the taste and quality of wine.

How will you decide which course(s) to take?  Remember to update your Accredible Learner’s Profile once you’ve made up your mind!

Spotlight on Code School

Code School

Code School is an online learning platform that allows you to learn by combining video, coding in the browser and gamification to make the learning fun.  If you have an up-to-date browser, then you are ready to learn how to code!Advancement through the course happens only once you have completed a series of interactive exercises so you can master one component before learning the next.

Here are some fun, free starter courses to help you learn to love coding!  Additional courses are available at a reasonable $29 per month.

completed-try-jquery-799b20f65cd0fdcfb1b79c009305c017     Try jQuery Self-paced — no deadlines free Learn the basic building blocks of jQuery 2.0 and enjoy new video tutorials for beginners with related programming challenges.     completed-shaping-up-with-angular-js-83ceb89bd5255391f25230727ae3f019     Shaping up with Angular.js Self-paced — no deadlines free Learn to use Angular.js by adding behavior to your HTML and speeding up your application’s responsiveness. Get ready to dive into all the angles of Angular.js!     completed-javascript-road-trip-part-1-b9f5af5196fb596271f7f97b6b477d24     JavaScript Road Trip Part 1 Self-paced — no deadlines free An introduction to the very basics of the JavaScript language. Build a foundation of JavaScript syntax and learn how to use values, variables, and files.     completed-try-objective-c-d2ebeb17d5acfd77df0bf3ae3d2b89f7     Try Objective-C Self-paced — no deadlines free Learn the basics of iOS development with the Objective-C language. Start learning to develop iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by building a foundation on Objective-C.     completed-discover-devtools-f78b78944d7fecf40a40c8f61df99a70     Discover DevTools Self-paced — no deadlines free Learn how Chrome DevTools can sharpen your dev process and discover the tools that can optimize your workflow and make life easier.     completed-discover-drive-2b1029e989beb93b6fe63af100dd28d9     Discover Drive Self-paced — no deadlines free Learn to build applications with the Google Drive API to organize, back up, and share photos, videos, and other documents in the cloud.   As always, don’t forget to update your Accredible Learning Profile once you have selected your course(s)!

edX Courses Starting in September

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EdX is bringing many new courses to you again this month, including several from Peking University (PekingX) and one from Université catholique de Louvain (LouvainX).  Topics vary from the Civil War to the War for the Greater Middle East and many subjects in between.  What courses will interest you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which ever you choose, don’t forget to update your Accredible Learner’s Profile!  Remember you can link your courses straight to your LinkedIn profile, keeping your resume current and also showing your commitment to personal and professional development.

Coming to Canvas in September: Part Two

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We are heading into September with images of bright yellow school buses, new backpacks and brown bagged lunches in our heads.  The school supplies are purchased, the first day of school clothes are picked out and the kids have decided who they will sit with in the class.  Ahhh…September and Back to School…

But it’s not just the kiddies who are headed back to school!  Grab your calendar and a pencil and schedule in YOUR back to school plans for September!  Canvas has 15 new courses to choose from this month – so whether you want to study Laura Ingalls Wilder books, learn to speak conversational Spanish or discover the nuances of oil, there are lots of great options to suit you! Don’t forget to check out Coming to Canvas in September: Part One!

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Humanities

Art, Technology & Media: Digital Imaging                                                                                                              Starts Sep 8, length: 6 weeks

This course will examine the intersection of technology, culture, and the fine arts. Digital Imaging will focus on the use and manipulation of the image in print and online with a focus on image authenticity and creativity in the age of the Internet. Students will refine their use of Adobe Photoshop and learn to give and receive constructive feedback on visual artistic projects. Communication and process will be emphasized over raw skill and technique, but students can expect to see their image skills improve along with the conceptual foundations of their work. 

Cada Dia Spanish – Daily Conversations
Starts Sep 22, length: 10 weeks

Quick, what does “cada día” mean? If you know, but don’t speak Spanish, this course is for you. We are a community of learners, sharing daily, practical conversations with each other. Native Spanish speakers from Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and all over will join us and provide supportive feedback. The course offers eight modules, with simple and fun conversational activities. We ask participants to share their activities with others for feedback and further investigation. The goal is to make conversation available “cada día.” Optional Web meetings are available to share your conversational activities with native speakers.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work & Writing Life
Starts Sep 22, length: 10 weeks

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels have inspired generations of readers of all ages. Unlike most fiction for young readers published during the Great Depression, Wilder’s Little House books have never gone out of print. While they are uniquely American, they seem to cross cultural boundaries, and have been translated into dozens of languages, from German and French to Indonesian and Japanese. Yet Wilder’s work is also at the center of controversy. Who actually wrote the Little House series? How did Wilder’s personal life influence the direction and content of her fiction? Are the books a reliable and sensitive representation of the pioneer experience in the American West? This course is designed to explore these issues and more!

Ozarks History: Examining an American Culture
Starts Sep 8, length: 10 weeks

This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the study of the Ozarks through the arts, humanities, media, and social sciences. The course will explore such issues as regional heritage, cultural adaptation, and the survival of regional and cultural identity and folkways through comparison of Ozarks people and places with other cultural groups and regions. 

The World Columbian Exposition
Starts Sep 22, length: 8 weeks

For six months, the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 dazzled both Americans and the world. The largest World’s Fair to date, the Chicago Fair entertained, amazed, and edified 27 million people, introduced hundreds of new technologies and products, and left us legacies such as the carnival midway, the ferris wheel, the trade show, not to mention Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and Wrigley Gum. This course will take a tour of all the wonders of the Fair as well as introduce students to many of the available online primary sources.

 

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Science

Introduction to Cybersecurity
Starts Sep 22, length: 8 weeks

This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Students will learn about common cyber attacks and the techniques for identifying, detecting, and defending against cybersecurity threats. They will also gain a basic understanding of personal, physical, network, web, and wireless security, as well as a foundation for more advanced study of cybersecurity.

OIL101: Fact or Friction?
Starts Sep 22, length: 6 weeks

Are you using the right type of engine oil in your vehicle? Is synthetic, conventional, or blended oil the best? Are there certain oil types that are better than others? Engine type, driving style, weather, and age of vehicle and engine are some of the important factors to consider when selecting the best oil for your vehicle. The misuse of oil can be detrimental to the life of your vehicle. There is much more to oil than meets the eye!

The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends                                                                                                        Starts Sep 22, length: 6 weeks

Learn to think like a futurist! Futurism is not about predicting the future, but making informed decisions today that will impact future developments. The Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides the planning skills and technology trends needed to create your personal and organization’s future. Knowing who and what to watch will keep you informed on the latest technology issues and trends that will impact the future. Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Future: Technology Issues and Trends MOOC. The class is now full, and a wait list has been started. Please complete the form to express interest in enrolling should space become available. 

 

Once you have had a chance to make up your mind about which courses to sign up for, don’t forget to add them to your Accredible Profile!

Coming to Canvas in September: Part One

Canvas

We are heading into September with images of bright yellow school buses, new backpacks and brown bagged lunches in our heads.  The school supplies are purchased, the first day of school clothes are picked out and the kids have decided who they will sit with in the class.  Ahhh…September and Back to School…

But it’s not just the kiddies who are headed back to school!  Grab your calendar and a pencil and schedule in YOUR back to school plans for September!  Canvas has 15 new courses to choose from this month – so whether you want to learn how to design a course, find out more about Mental Health or attend a mini med school, there are lots of great options to suit you!Don’t forget to check out Coming to Canvas in September: Part Two!

 

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Education

Adventures in Innovative Learning Design and Technology
Starts Sep 2, length: 5 weeks

Explore the exciting learning technology landscape that has been created by unlimited access to information, online tools perfect for collaboration, and the rapid changing technology all around us. In this 5-week adventure, we will use connectivist and heutagogical practices to explore 1) how to be a successful learner, 2) the best strategies for collaborative learning, 3) the basics of learning design aka instructional design, and 4) current innovative models for learning design. This course is perfect for both K-12 and Higher Ed instructors. Students will have the opportunity to learn from me and each other through Google On Air Hangouts. 

Don’t Panic! The Professor’s Guide to Teaching: Course Design
Starts Sep 8, length: 4 weeks

Don’t panic! Teaching is an incredibly difficult endeavor, but its foundation is great course design, which is something you can master. Participants in this course will explore (and teach each other!) how to design interesting, engaging classes that will provide students with opportunities for truly significant learning. In this four-week journey, you will develop significant learning goals for your students, learn about and apply authentic assessment practices, examine various types of active learning exercises, and infuse strong design principles throughout the classes you teach. Although the focus will be on college course design, the principles are applicable to any level of education. Join us as we examine the foundation of one of the most important activities on Earth: teaching.

Improving Teacher and Student Relationships
Starts Sep 21, length: 6 weeks

This course will give both traditional classroom and virtual teachers resources for improving relationships and interactions with students. After reviewing research and current trends in learning and motivation theory, this course will allow teachers to think-aloud and practice with new tools within a caring community of instructors seeking to improve their classroom practices. Playlists of leveled readings, video lectures, and research-based curricular resources will assist course participants in applying their learning and getting ready for the start of a great school year. One instructor will offer the virtual teacher’s perspective, while the other will cover the traditional, brick and mortar classroom teacher’s viewpoint.

Teaching Flipped
Starts Sep 8, length: 6 weeks

Teaching Flipped gives university faculty an introduction to the ins and outs of teaching with a flipped, hybrid, or online MOOC-type classroom. The course will cover: The basics of flipped/hybrid/MOOC methods What is known and not known in the literature Where these learning methods are heading How to develop content for online (video) and for active, in-class learning Ways to think about and organize your course How to assess both students and your teaching The course is taught flipped/MOOC-style by veteran flippers and MOOCers to give you experience with the tools and learning methods that can help your students succeed in this type of learning environment.

 

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Health

Deteriorating Patient: Assessment, Recognition and Management
Starts Sep 22, length: 5 week

This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK who need to understand how to recognise and intervene with a patient whose physical condition deteriorates. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings. However, the material in this course will also be useful for health care workers in other countries, as well as service users and careers. In order to meet the needs of this potentially wide range of participants, the materials are organised into “universal” and “advanced” levels. 

Mini Medical School
Starts Sep 8, length: 8 weeks

This course is based on the long-running University of Colorado Mini Med School, founded in 1989, which was the first of its kind. It introduces the exciting basic science that underlies modern medicine, and shows how we use that knowledge to understand medicine today. The course is designed for the general public, including high school students, who are interested in learning more about how the body works. We want to help people take a more active role in their own wellness, and talk effectively with their healthcare providers. Many who have attended the live Mini Medical School in Colorado have gone on to careers in the health care professions. Mini Medical School will last eight weeks, with different topics discussed each week, including anatomy, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, neurobiology, and cancer biology. These topics are taught in the first years of medical school. 

What Matters: Understanding Mental Health
Starts Sep 22, length: 5 weeks

This course is aimed at health care workers in the National Health Service (NHS) here in the UK. There is an expectation that course participants will have an understanding of how health and social care is delivered in the UK, and a reasonable knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the various workers found in NHS and social care settings. However, the material in this course will also be useful for health care workers in other countries, as well as service users and carers. In order to meet the needs of this potentially wide range of participants, the materials are organised into “universal” and “advanced” levels. The learning and teaching materials are supported by a drama that unfolds over six episodes, and follows the journey of Mrs. Carol Price as she becomes ill but goes on to recover. 

 

Once you have had a chance to make up your mind about which courses to sign up for, don’t forget to add them to your Accredible Profile!

Coursera Courses Starting in September

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Once again, Coursera is bringing you hundreds of courses this month!  Introduction to FInancial Accounting and Introduction to Operations Management, brought to you by Wharton, are back this month – these courses are key for anyone trying to create their own DIY MBA.   Check out these great courses that run in September…

 

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Which did you choose?  Have you updated your Accredible Learner’s Profile?  If not, why not take a minute to update and while you are at it, consider updating your other courses by uploading your recent work?

I can take a class in that?!

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MOOCs offer a remarkable variety of classes, sometimes in subjects not typically taught in traditional university settings. Here are four upcoming classes that are outside the box.

Applying to US Universities

Offered by Coursera and taught by a professor at Penn, this class is meant to help anyone, but specifically non-American and non-English speaking students, navigate the non-standard application process for American colleges and universities.

  • Started August 3, goes through August 31
  • Estimated workload: 3-6 hours/week

Managing Fashion and Luxury Companies

Taught by two management professors at the Università Bocconi, this class teaches you market drivers, business models and brand management strategies by using case-studies. 

  • Starts October 3, goes through November 7
  • Estimated workload: 3-4 hours/week

Curanderismo: Traditional Medicine

This class is taught by a published author and self-taught expert in the folk healing tradition of the Southwest US and Mexico. Discussing the effectiveness of these traditional methods as well as the specific healing methods.

  • Starts August 18, goes through October 13
  • Estimated Workload: 10-12 hours/week

Understanding Numbers

So you think you know numbers? Well this class will stretch how you think about numbers and start thinking like a scientist. Learn how to relate numbers to the real world and describe the world, as well as communicate your findings.

  • Starts August 18, goes through September 14
  • Estimated Workload: 3 hours/week

Spotlight on Codecademy

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This course is offered through Codecademy — you can add it to your Accredible profile to organize your learning, find others learning the same thing and to showcase evidence of your learning on your CV with Accredible’s export features.

Course Date: Anytime (self-paced)
Price: free

Syllabus

Introduction to HTML

  • HTML Basics
  • Fundamentals of HTML
  • Build Your Own Webpage – Now that you know HTML, you can create your very own webpage. Let’s get started!

HTML Structure: Using Lists

  • HTML Basics II – Now that you know how to build a webpage, let’s learn how to make it look a little nicer. You can add lists, change fonts, and more!
  • Social Networking Profile – It’s hard to believe, but you now know enough HTML to create your own basic social networking profile! Let’s get started.

HTML Structure: Tables, Divs, and Spans

  • HTML Basics III – Paragraphs and lists are great, but sometimes you want to lay your webpage out in a more complex way. Enter tables, divs, and spans!
  • Clickable Photo Page – Have you ever wanted to make a photo album or collection of images like the ones you’ve seen on Facebook or Pinterest? All it takes is a table.

Introduction to CSS

  • CSS: An Overview – CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are what give your HTML pages their beautiful appearance. You’ve got the HTML structure down pat—now it’s time to make your website look great!
  • Design a Button for Your Website – Now that you know some CSS, you can style great-looking buttons for your webpages.

CSS Classes and IDs

  • CSS Selectors – You’ve learned a bit about CSS—now it’s time to dive into the details of selectors, including multiple selectors, universal selectors, and class and ID selectors.
  • Sorting Your Friends – You’ve probably got a lot of friends on social networking sites, but they’re not all your friends: you’ve probably got acquaintances, family members, coworkers, classmates, and so on. Let’s sort them with CSS!

CSS Element Positioning

  • CSS Positioning – Now that you know exactly how to style any HTML element you want, it’s time to learn how to place them exactly where you want them to appear on the page.
  • Build a Resume – Ready to (wait for it)… reposition yourself?

This is a beginner level course and takes about 7 hours to complete.  If you are like me and know just enough to get yourself into trouble, this is the course for you!  Learning, coding and testing in the same screen is a great feature that makes it easier to understand and remember.

Don’t forget to update your Learner’s Profile when you add this (or any other) course.  Did you sign up?  How did you do?  Let us know in the comments below.

FutureLearn Courses Starting in September

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FutureLearn has several new courses starting in September – there is something for everyone from literature to business, from science to history and from computers to medicine…and several things in between!  Check these out!

 

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Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923

Starts: Sep 1 Length: 6 weeks

Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.

 

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The Science of Medicines

Starts: Sep 1 Length: 6 weeks

Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve the patient treatment experience.

 

 

 

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Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

Starts: Sep 1 Length: 6 weeks

An ideal introduction for those interested in understanding how genetics influences the development and spread of cancer.

 

 

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Exploring English: language and culture

Starts: Sep 1 Length: 6 weeks

This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.

 

 

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Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture

Starts: Sep 8 Length: 6 weeks

How a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour can give us new ways to improve mental health and well-being

 

 

heart health

 

Heart health: A beginner’s guide to cardiovascular disease

Starts: Sep 8 Length: 4 weeks

Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and what you can do to keep your heart healthy.

 

 

 

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Discovering Business in Society

Starts: Sep 8 Length: 8 weeks

Discover how businesses function and interact with the wider socio-economic environment. In association with ACCA.

 

 

 

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Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World

Starts: Sep 15 Length: 6 weeks

This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.

 

 

 

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Innovation: the key to business success

Starts: Sep 15 Length: 3 weeks

If you are interested in commercial innovation, how innovations emerge and, how ideas become reality this course is for you.

 

 

 

mathematical symbols

 

Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism

Starts: Sep 15 Length: 3 weeks

Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts.

 

 

research project

 

Developing your research project

Starts: Sep 15 Length: 8 weeks

Undertaking an Extended Project Qualification, IB extended essay or any other scholarly research? This guides you step-by-step.

 

 

teaching computing

 

Teaching computing: part 1

Starts: Sep 22 Length: 4 weeks

This two-part course is for primary and secondary school teachers who are preparing to tackle the new computing curriculum.

 

 

hadrian wall

 

Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier

Starts: Sep 22 Length: 6 weeks

Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.

 

 

 

electrify

 

Electrify: An Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Starts: Sep 22 Length: 6 weeks

How do we move things with electricity? How do the parts inside your computer work? Find out in Electrify.

 

 

basic science

 

Basic Science: Understanding Experiments

Starts Sep 22 length: 4 weeks

This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments

 

 

shakespeare

 

Shakespeare and his World

Starts: Sep 29 Length: 10 weeks

Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.

 

 

 

intro to journalism

 

Introduction to Journalism

Starts: Sep 29 Length: 6 weeks

Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in.

 

 

 

importance of play

 

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life

Starts: Sep 29 Length: 7 weeks

Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.

 

 

corpus linguisitics

 

Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation

Starts: Sep 29 Length: 8 weeks

Offers practical introduction to the methodology of corpus linguistics for researchers in social sciences and humanities

 

 

 

With so many great courses to choose from, how will you ever decide?  Whatever you choose, make sure to update your Learning Profile today!