This course for learners of English helps you with the language you need to find a job and successfully function in the workplace.
MOOC Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts @CambridgeEng @FutureLearn
Free @FutureLearn MOOC on Intercultural Communication starts Nov 9
This free online course will focus on the basic but important concepts. It will:
-help you better understand cross-cultural complexity;
-cultivate your awareness of your own and others’ cultural identities;
-highlight some notable variations in cultural values and communication styles;
-and signpost paths towards building your intercultural competence.
@AucklandUni Academic integrity free MOOC course starts now
Academic Integrity’ by @AucklandUni @FutureLearn
Writing in the Sciences free @stanford MOOC starts Sept 1
This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review. Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing).
In the first four weeks, we will review principles of effective writing, examples of good and bad writing, and tips for making the writing process easier. In the second four weeks, we will examine issues specific to scientific writing, including: authorship, peer review, the format of an original manuscript, and communicating science for lay audiences. Students will watch video lectures, complete quizzes and editing exercises, write two short papers, and edit each others’ work.
Week 1 – Introduction; principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter)
Week 2 – Principles of effective writing (verbs)
Week 3 – Crafting better sentences and paragraphs
Week 4 – Organization; and streamlining the writing process
Week 5 – The format of an original manuscript
Week 6 – Reviews, commentaries, and opinion pieces; and the publication process
Week 7 – Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research)
Week 8 – How to do a peer review; and how to communicate with the lay public
Language related MOOCS starting soon
Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching starts April 20 (Link)
Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching starts April 20 (Link)
Big Data: Measuring and Predicting Human Behaviour starts April 20 (Link)
Exploring English: Language and Culture starts June 22 (Link)
All of them Futurelearn courses