Mooc Information Advice and Guidance

Mooc information and guidance

Here you will find recommended Moocs that will help with your career aspirations. The Moocs can be taken alongside other courses or just on their own. Each Mooc has duration, pre requisites, language and accreditation details.


 

Moocs for Tourism

Career Edge: Analytical Problem Solving and Design Thinking

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 week ; 1-2 hours per week

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

No matter what your experience or career, you will be confronted by challenges that require problem solving. Developing the ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems will set you apart from peers and make you a sought-after leader and teammate in your workplace. This course will teach you processes for framing problems, isolating the root cause, and taking action to reach a solution. You will use techniques, including hypothesis testing and design thinking, as well as primary and secondary research methods. Problem solvers are in high demand across every industry and profession; add this critical skill to your toolkit!

Features

Frame problems and structure an analytical approach; Apply different problem solving methods to complete workplace tasks; Develop and test hypotheses; Use design tools and techniques to generate and refine ideas


Working into Multidisciplinary Teams

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 5 week; 3 hours per week

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

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Teamwork skills are increasingly in demand. The level of complexity and instability inside organisations is so high that even very competent professionals cannot handle it by themselves. Organisations today need: the integration of different skills and kinds of expertise into a wide spectrum of professionalism; a broader and holistic problem-solving that derives from different points of view; the contamination between different management styles, attitudes, cultures and values to effectively respond to the diversity and richness of the surrounding environment. Multifunctionality best represents both the potential richness and the difficulties in team work. Working together in a team isn't always easy, but it can be learnt and improved continuously. This course, based on Bruce Tuckman's model of group/team development, will show you the different difficulties and challenges that groups/teams need to face during the different stages of their development in order to become a High-Performing Team.

Features

The course is structured in 5 weeks, sub-divided into modules. The modules have different lessons within them, consisting of texts, videos, quizzes and individual self-reflection exercises. We advise you to follow the pathway in a linear manner, but you can freely move between content, if it is more useful for your learning style. It is important that you respect your own pace: the length indications are a rough estimate, but your pace should guide you in the best way for the enjoyment and individual reflection on the topics covered in the proposed pathway. There are also some additional resources, collected in additional material, so you reach a level of detail greater in some topics of your interest and/or tackle some specific tests that can give you some further indication on your attitude. Two Peer-2-Peer assessment activities are proposed in the course with the objective to reflect on two case studies and share with others your point of view. A final webinar will be held by our expert, Ingrid Hollweck, in order to discuss together about questions, reflections you may have to be share among other participant.


Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 session, 1.5 hours/session

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.
LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

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What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader.

Features

What successful 21st-century leaders do; How to develop and refine the key inclusive leadership skills of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility—known as the “EACH” framework. ;How to apply your new skills to case studies and in real-life situations ;Why creating your own Personal Leadership Plan is integral to success and weekly guidance around developing yours.


Succesful Negotiation: Basic Strategies and Skills - Spanish title "Negociar con Éxito: Estrategias y Aptitudes Esenciales"

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

44% Complete (success)

DURATION: 7 weeks

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: Spanish

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader.

Features

En el curso, tu aprenderás y practicaras acerca de los cuatro pasos para una negociación exitosa: ((1) Prepararse: Planear Tu Estrategia de Negociación (2) Negociar: Utilizar las Tácticas Clave para el Éxito (3) Cerrar: Crear un Acuerdo (4) Desempeñar y Evaluar: Fin del Juego.


Inclusive Leadership Training: Leading with Effective Communication

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 section, 1-2 hours/section

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: Spanish

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

What does it take to inspire others, promote a novel idea, or even have a difficult conversation? How can you position yourself as a leader through inclusive communication? How do you know that the message you are intending to send is what is being received? Join Catalyst experts to explore this topic and the important role communication plays in inclusive leadership. All too often, we struggle to communicate effectively—particularly with others who are different from us in some way. This course will show you how the most effective communication utilizes the inclusive leadership mindset of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility and guide you on how to use that mindset yourself. Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing yourself authentically, and communicating across differences. With short quizzes, compelling case studies, and engaging videos, you will develop knowledge in each section and share your experience with other learners. Throughout the course, you will create a plan of action to help apply the strategies learned in this course to your work and other parts of your life.

Features

You will learn: Approaches, frameworks, and tools for communicating effectively. How inclusive leadership and effective communication are intertwined. How to work through everyday communication roadblocks. Strategies to create space for transparent and authentic communication, where people across differences feel safe to speak up and share ideas. Discover your own communication strengths to build effective relationships in your professional or personal lives.


eTourism: communication and perspectives

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 3 months

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: Spanish

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

An introduction course to a fascinating travel into the eTourism world, which crosses both space and time, and is always closely connected with communication. In fact, we are embarking to create a great study experience, which explores how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) do matter for tourism – both for our personal experience, and for the tourism industry at large. In other words, we will together explore eTourism by using tools and models of the Communication Sciences. Key concepts and theories covered include: Online Communication Model (OCM); Roman Jakobson's Communication Model; Quality of online contents; User Generated Content (UGC); Web 2.0; Reputation in online Media; Intercultural communication and localisation; eLearning; Argumentation; World Heritage Sites.

Features

By the end of the course, learners know current eTourism applications, technologies and practices; Know what is communication, and its major components, ICTs and their relevance to the tourism field; Know what kinds of online training courses can be used within tourism and hospitality; Know how to map different communication activities within the tourism sector; Know how to run a usability test and how to make usages analysis of a website or mobile app; Know how to plan, run and evaluate eTourism related activities, especially when it comes to the analysis of online reputation of a tourism destination; Are aware of the crucial role played by communication and ICTs within the tourism and hospitality sectors


Conversational English Skills

DIFFICULTY: Low

14% Complete (success)

DURATION: 10 week, 4 hours/week

LEVEL: Introductory

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related with the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

Learn how to effectively communicate in English and improve your conversational language skills.

Features

Develop conversational English skills; Listen to dialogues and group discussions to better understand spoken English and cultural norms; Learn key words and expressions; Engage in activities to help you better understand the meaning of conversations; Learn to initiate your own conversations in English on a variety of topics


Moocs for Health and social care

Canvas-net, Deteriorating-patient-assessment-recognition-and-management.

DIFFICULTY:Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 8 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: No-prerequisites

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

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This eight week 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. 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. The learning and teaching materials are supported by a drama that unfolds over six episodes, and follows the journey of Mr. Gary Mitchell as he becomes ill but goes on to recover.

 


FutureLearn, Health through medicines adherence.

DIFFICULTY:Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 2 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: No-requirements

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

Course Video

This course leads with the question of how healthcare professionals can help patients to improve their health through medicines adherence – a significant challenge in health care provision.
The course is advertised as being designed for healthcare professionals, but will also be helpful for those with an academic or personal interest in medicines adherence. It was not developed with our identified learner in mind, however it would provide an important element of the pathway for this group of learners.
It is estimated that 30-50% of patients do not take their medicines as prescribed. So how should we, as healthcare professionals, respond? As medicines are key to the successful management of chronic conditions, underuse or non-adherence represents a lost opportunity for the health improvement for the patient as well as being a waste of valuable resources for healthcare systems. In Europe alone, the cost of poor adherence to treatment is estimated at 195,000 lives and €20 billion annually.
This is designed to be two week course specifically for pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals with a role or interest in supporting patients with long-term conditions. The programme provider has engaged a range of ‘inspirational’ healthcare professionals, researchers and clinical academics from across King’s college London’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and the Pharmaceutical Clinical Academic Group at King’s Health Partners to contribute to this course. Learner engagement is through immersion within video material, scenarios and discussions to explore the challenges of medicines non-adherence, factors that may influence patient medicines use and approaches that can be used to effectively engage patients in patient-centred consultations about self-managing medicines.
By the end of this two week course, learners will have developed their understanding, and reflected upon their own clinical practice and consultation skills, in order to:
1) Identify patients at risk of medicines non-adherence
2) Employ strategies to support these patients with the use of their medicines.


Coursera, Inter-professional collaborative practice

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 2 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: No-requirements

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

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In order for learners to better understand the professionals with whom they will collaborate, specific modules focus on the roles of various healthcare professionals, their scope of practice, and settings in which they work. Additional modules focus on communication strategies and tools for effective inter-professional collaborative practice and learners will practice to gain competence in inter-professional communication, conflict management and negotiation. Finally, the course introduces the concepts of leadership and membership and explore leadership and membership strategies to promote effective inter-professional teamwork.

 

Coursera, health and social vulnerabilities.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 5 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: No-prerequisites

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

Course Video

Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Open Education Lab.

This MOOC offers a global perspective of health and social vulnerabilities. The content information is relatable to western developed health care systems, although the learner is likely to benefit from guidance about it applicability. The focus is on public health and caring for particular vulnerabilities in immigrant populations which does have direct relevance to the UK.

This course explores why primary health care is central for achieving Health for All. It provides examples of how primary health care has been instrumental in approaching this goal in selected populations and how the principles of primary health care can guide future policies and actions.

The programme explores the terms and concepts of global “Health for All” and “Primary Health Care,” their origins and meanings, the principles upon which they rest, and examples of how these principles have been implemented at both small and large scale. Some ultra-low-cost approaches to Health for All through primary health care in the developing world, and the promise that primary health care holds for eventually achieving Health for All are studied.

Each module of this course consists of approximately one hour of lecture, approximately one hour of additional readings or video presentations, and two additional hours devoted to studying for each of the quizzes, writing and evaluating two short peer-review assignments, and participating in the discussion forums.

 

 

Moocs for Business

Innovation: the Key to Business Success.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 3 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

If you are interested in commercial innovation, how innovations emerge and how ideas become reality, then this three-week course is for you. Whether you run your own business or are a cog in a bigger wheel you can be an agent for change and help push forward innovation. Very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it. This may be a product, service or process. Those who are closest to the business often have the most innovative ideas. You will complete this course understanding how to turn ideas into reality for the benefit of the business and, in many cases, the wider society and the way we live.
Using case studies from the University of Leeds and major high street retailer Marks & Spencer, we connect theory and practice to demonstrate the importance of innovation in growing and sustaining a business. You will explore a range of important innovations including the introduction of chilled foods and the development of man-made fibres. We look at how the ideas emerged and developed and their impact not only on business but also on how we live our lives today.
Through the course you will see that innovation can take many forms and that innovation needs people and organisations with a willingness to embrace change, to wonder ‘what if’, to challenge the status quo and most importantly to work together – successful innovations need both determined individuals and a collaborative approach. Join this course to start your journey of innovation.

The DO School Start-Up Lab.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 3 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

Taking your great ideas and making them a reality is never easy. The Start-Up Lab helps you stop dreaming and start DOing, introducing you to the crucial steps necessary to get moving.
This course is designed for people who have a concrete start-up idea as the course supports the actual implementation of relevant first steps. We help you focus your idea to have broader social relevance. The course provides resources and knowledge from inspiring leaders in the start-up community and offers insight into the learning experiences of other emerging social entrepreneurs. It challenges you with questions that every entrepreneur has to answer in the early phase of starting up and gives you key opportunities to exchange and discuss your ideas with other course participants who are also implementing their social ventures. This course is focused on helping you maximize on the impact you can create with your start-up.

Introduction to Communication Science.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

Introduction to Communication Science explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts from the fields of mass, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication.
Since antiquity, scholars have appreciated the importance of communication: as social beings, we cannot exist without communication. We need to interact with people around us, to make sense of the world and to position ourselves in a wider social and cultural reality.
The course begins with a consideration of several basic models, subsequently progressing to the history of communication theory, linear effect-oriented theories, the reception approach and, finally, exploring theories on the production and reinforcement of culture through communication.
In this course, we look at how and why communication evolved as a science and reflect on today’s dominant paradigms. The course also extends beyond the boundaries of communication science itself, exploring dimensions of history, sociology and psychology. Join our class, together with people all over the world. We hope you will join us.

 

Leadership in 21st Century Organizations.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 10 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

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This course uses the fictionalized story of Jim Barton as the CEO of a manufacturing company (first published in the book Harder Than I Thought and now dramatized in this course) to examine important issues in 21st century leadership.
Meet Jim Barton, new CEO of Santa Monica Aerospace. Jim's job won't be easy: the company's hemorrhaging cash, struggling to regain investors' trust after an accounting scandal, and striving to transform its military and manufacturing culture to become a global aerospace integrator. In this course, you’ll travel with Jim as he takes on leadership challenges ranging from strategy execution, to inspiring people, to maintaining an ethical approach. Experts agree that twentieth-century leadership practices are inadequate for the stormy twenty-first-century present. This provocative course equips you with the insights you'll need to rise with the occasion of a rapidly shifting business landscape.

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

Course link

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job.

 

Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: self-peaced

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

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Explore complex, multi-actor systems in which one factor influences all other factors. For instance, how innovative energy technologies merge into the existing energy system, or how new transport possibilities impact current processes. Armed with this information, learn to decide whether they should be further developed, consider possible negative results and weigh associated costs.
There are multiple ways to make decisions, but one way proven to be very useful is the analytical approach - a methodology for making the problem explicit and rationalising the different potential solutions. In short: analysis based support of decision making, design and implementation of solutions.
Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making as a course teaches you this method.
This course explores and evaluates tools and problem solving methods such as Actor analysis, Causal modeling, Goal trees and means-end diagrams, Problem diagrams, Uncertainty, Decision support, Score cards.
This course introduces each technique and applies each technique to a case. Ultimately, the combination of these techniques provides a coherent analysis of the problem.

 

Marketing: Customer Needs and Wants.

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION: 4 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisites to take this course, but all of your personal experiences related whit the course will be a useful starting point.

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: Yes

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Understanding who your customers are and what they need and want is at the heart of successful marketing strategies. In this course you will explore how to identify and classify customers and the different methods that marketing professionals use to shed light on how they make purchase decisions.

Moocs for Engineering

Circuits and Electronics 1

DIFFICULTY: Introductory

20% Complete (success)

DURATION:

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: There are no prerequisities

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

This MOOC is offered by EdX platform and provides an in depth indroduction in the analoque circuits analysis. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; circuit analysis methods including KVL, KCL and the node method; independent and dependent sources; linearity, superposition, Thevenin & Norton methods; digital abstraction, combinational gates; and MOSFET switches and small signal analysis. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.

Circuits and Electronics 2

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

44% Complete (success)

DURATION: 5 weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: Circuits and Electronics I

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

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This MOOC is offered by EdX platform. It is the continuation of Circuits and Electronics 1. Topics covered include: MOSFET large signal and small signal analysis; amplifiers; energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors; and dynamics of first-order networks and circuit speed. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course

Optical Materials and Devices

DIFFICULTY: Advanced Level

80% Complete (success)

DURATION: 6 weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: Fundamental Optics & Optoelectronics Principles

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

This is a MOOC offered by teh EdX platform. In this engineering course, you will learn about photodetectors, solar cells (photovoltaics), displays, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical fibers, optical communications, and photonic devices.It is a part of three series of on line modules entitled: Electronics Materials and Devices I and Magnetic Materials and Devices II

Electronic Materials and Devices

DIFFICULTY: Advanced Level

70% Complete (success)

DURATION: 5 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES: Fundamental electronics and Physics

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

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In this engineering course, you will learn about diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs and semiconductor properties.

Circuits and Electronics 3

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

50% Complete (success)

DURATION: 7 Weeks
LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES:Circuits and Electronics I and II

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

Topics covered include: dynamics of capacitor, inductor and resistor networks; design in the time and frequency domains; op-amps, and analog and digital circuits and applications. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.

Introduction to electronics 3

DIFFICULTY: Intermediate

40% Complete (success)

DURATION: 5 Weeks

LEVEL: Degree

PRE-REQUISITES:Circuits and Electronics I and II

LANGUAGE: English

ACCREDITED: No

Course link

This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

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