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Chinese Language and Culture
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Explore the history of China’s language and culture and its adjustment to an increasingly globalised world.What's it about?This course provides you with insights into the rich fabric of the cultures of China. You will develop a basic understanding of written Chinese, its history and expression in calligraphy. We will also explore the origins and variety of Chinese cuisine, the role of food in festivals and the etiquette of Chinese dining and tea drinking. You will also look at the origins of some of the values that underpin Chinese society and how these are being affected by economic development and urbanisation. You will uncover some of the symbolism of numbers and colours and the Chinese Zodiac and get a feel for how traditional values and beliefs are expressed in Chinese opera and architecture. After completing this course you will have a greater understanding of Chinese language and culture how contemporary China has been framed by both tradition and its place in our increasingly globalised world. You will have a menu from which to choose topics that you may wish to pursue through further studies. What's involved?Differences Across Regions and Nationalities (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Chinese Cuisine and its Social Significance (7 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)Diversity of Chinese Culture (6 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment)Symbols, Art and Education (6 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?You will understand the long heritage of Chinese society and the diversity of the Chinese landscape, its cultures and nationalities.You will acquire a broad appreciation of, philosophies and social values that underpin contemporary Chinese society, and how these are evolving in modern China.You will understand the origins of and the high value placed on education and writing, including Chinese calligraphy.You will understand the structure of Chinese written characters, the role of the Pinyin writing system, and be able to recognise and write some Chinese characters.You will be able to identify key features of the different cuisines of China and put dining etiquette into practice.You will have a good basic appreciation of the symbolism of numbers, colours and animals and features of Chinese opera and architecture.This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 2 hours 53 minutes.If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Asian Studies TeachersTourism and Travel AdvisersInternational Event ManagementEnglish Teachers (as a Second Language)Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
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Climate Change
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Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. What's it about?Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades In this course you will explore the impacts of climate change; why we should care about them, the science that underpins our understanding and how we can fix the problem before it’s too late. What's involved?Climate Change: Why Should we Care? (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What’s Happening and Why? (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Will We Cope? (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Fixing It (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?Why human activities are changing the climateHow our knowledge of science underpins what we know about the past, present and future climateWhat our future might hold, and why we should care about itWhy an increase of 2 or 4°C in global average temperature is importantHow the changing climate is affecting, and will continue to affect, the incidence and impacts of extreme weather eventsThe role of extreme events and the effect it has on our species, ecosystems, coastlines, food supply, health, infrastructure, economy and securityHow climate change is likely to exacerbate existing problems of social inequalityHow climate change will interact with other pressures on global systems such as ecosystem degradation and human population growthWhy fixing the climate problem is urgent, and how the timing of solutions is criticalThe relative contributions that different emission reduction solutions have had on solving the climate problemThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Sustainability project officerSustainability / Climate policy officerUrban development officerSustainability managerEnvironmental and social sustainability consultantSustainability project managerSustainability officerEnvironmental and social sustainability officer
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Concepts in Game Development
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Explore key ideas in game design, programming, architecture, game engines, player experience and game AI.What's it about?There are lots of different skills that go into game development. This course is about key technical concepts in game development, and has been developed for people of many different backgrounds and skills. Some programming experience would be nice but is not required. We start by looking at the central role of game design and common development processes used in the industry. You will see how game software can be broken into parts that work together, and in particular the idea of game engines. We’ll explore the relationship between game design, balance and player experience. Lastly we’ll look at enhancing player experience though the use of AI techniques. What's involved?Essentials of Game Design (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Making It Happen (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Rules, Movement and Interaction (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)AI for Games (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?Essential game design elements and the role of a game designerKey game development stages and principles of agile game developmentHow games are like magic and real-time systemsThat programming is made up of simple steps, and how procedure and object oriented programming can help us structure our game codeHow messages and events are key concepts in games at different levels within game architectureAbout graphs and other data structures that help represent game worlds and charactersHow a game design can be described, modelled and implemented as simple game architectureAbout the emergence of game engines and the relationship of games to other data-driven applications, including concurrent and distributed architecturesHow to implement games using iterative step-by-step processes, by selecting, implementing and testingThat rules are central to games, and that game balance relates to fairness and bias for playersHow physics can be used to create realistic force-based movement, for individual characters and groupsAbout AI techniques that can add interesting behaviour to game characters, including decision making, action planning and path planningThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.The total video time for this course is 3 Hours 28 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Games programmerGames developerSoftware developerGames engineer
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Innovation for Powerful Outcomes
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Acquire the ability to help make innovation happen, using a rich mix of practical approaches & robust concepts.What's it about?Innovation involves transformative thinking and the genuine ability to cultivate and pick the lucrative fruits of our creative labour. In this course, you will develop an appreciation for a range of tools and concepts that can help make innovation happen. This course will feature original content and fresh thinking. It contains a stimulating mix of creative experiments, intriguing innovation examples, practical tools and robust concepts. These will help you induce creativity, gain deep customer insights, and develop an appreciation for creating a compelling innovation strategy. What's involved?Innovation in Practice (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Creativity in Action (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Bringing Ideas to Life (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Building an Innovative Organisation (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?Innovation in PracticeThe practice and meaning of innovationSignature characteristics of innovative organisationsProcesses of service and product innovationDifferent approaches for sourcing external ideasCreativity in ActionAn understanding of how our creative minds workKey considerations and principles of creativityA range of creativity toolsBringing Ideas to LifeAn appreciation of how we can learn from othersA range of approaches for gathering deep customer insightsKey consideration in appreciating and conveying customer valueBuilding an Innovative OrganisationApproaches for challenging business models and constructing innovation strategiesApproaches for stimulating and embedding innovation in your own organisationThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 19 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Project managerHuman resource managerManaging directorBusiness consultant
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Basic Physics
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Learn some basic principles of physics that help you understand how the world around you works.What's it about?In our highly technological society, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the how and why the world works the way it does: that’s what physics is all about. It also involves a touch of history, a bit of mathematics, and many everyday examples. Before starting this course, you are recommended to have the following equivalent mathematical knowledge: • Calculus • Elementary statistics • Trigonometry • Sine and Cosine graphs • Algebra Physics is concerned with every aspect of our universe, and in Basic Physics you will explore 4 main areas: Motion, Waves & Sound, Electricity & Magnetism, and Light. You will gain some valuable insight into these topics, and be able to make simple calculations and predictions. What's involved?Motion (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Waves & Sound (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Electricity & Magnetism (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Light & Optics (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?The important quantities that describe motion: position, velocity, accelerationHow to analyse the causes of motion using Newton’s Laws of MotionWhat the relationship is between force and energyHow to understand the properties of waves, including a mathematical descriptionHow to understand sound and light in terms of their wave natureHow waves overlap and interfere, and how this applies to some musical instrumentsWhy a siren changes pitch as it moves past youThe general properties of electric and magnetic fieldsHow to understand the motion of charge as an electric current, and its application in simple circuitsHow to determine the forces on charges and currents from magnetic fieldsKey steps in the development of our understanding of lightHow to use the basic principles of reflection and refraction to understand the behaviour of lenses and mirrorsAn insight into the unusual and unexpected properties of light that are simultaneously wave-like and particle-likeThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours and 56 Minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.ResearcherEngineerPhysicist
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Understanding the Origins of Crime
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Learn to understand criminal behaviour by looking at our evolutionary history and animal behaviour in general.What's it about?Criminologists, like scientists generally, agree that life resulted from a process of natural selection. But most do not use that information when studying what crime is and why it exists. In this course, you will learn the process of natural selection and how it can be used to make sense of criminal behaviour. We will use the theory of evolution to make sense of a broad range of crimes including several types of homicide, child abuse and neglect, spousal assault and group level aggression such as warfare, hooliganism, rioting, and gang fights. What's involved?Evolutionary Theory (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Families and crime (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)“Status” homicides (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)War in its natural context (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?What natural selection is and how to predict what it will doThe definition of “biological functionality” and some of the common misconceptions about itSome of the basic lessons we can learn about our species and crime from an understanding of Darwinian theoryWhy kin murder is so rare, but the reasons it does occurSome of the reasons infanticide and child neglect occurThe origins of jealousy and its relationship to spousal homicidesThe characteristics of a “typical” homicideWhy status is so important and how it relates to aggressionWar and warriorship, and examples from across the animal kingdomHow natural selection rewards warfareHow pathogens relate to war in the modern worldThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 7 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Policing and profilingCorrections officerRegulatory law enforcementCustoms officialCriminal justice, prevention and correctionsJustice administration and policyCommunity development & healthMilitary servicesLegal secretaryLegal support officerAssistant paralegal
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Early Childhood Education
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Examine the world of children from 0 to 5 years. Explore how they develop and learn in this critical stage.What's it about?You will discover the world of children in the early years. Though child development patterns are reasonably universal, every child is unique, has individual potential and will learn differently from their peers. By exploring many aspects of child development and learning you will gain insight into how to support infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers during this critical stage of life. What's involved?The World of the Child (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Belonging (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Being (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Becoming (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?The stages of child development from birth to five years and some important milestones The different domains in which children develop, and how care givers can support the development in each domainLaws and regulations that guide the care and education of children in Australia and internationallyThe belonging, being and becoming framework for understanding children’s developmental needsHow children’s brains develop, and the importance of interactions with care givers in this processThe importance of play in child development and learningThe concepts of attachment and reciprocity, and their importance in early childhood educationWhy taking risks is a essential part of children’s learning and developmentPositive forms of behaviour guidance, especially for toddlersThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 2 Hours 44 Minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Early childhood teacherChild care coordinatorChild care worker
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Online Advertising
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Learn more about the evolving, dynamic, and fastest growing segment of the advertising industry.What's it about?Explore the evolution of online advertising from the beginnings of the Web, and how it has developed into a major sector of the multi-billion dollar advertising industry. We’ll cover the key players, as well as the multitude of different creative formats and executions and how those ads are delivered and tracked. Find out about the major digital platforms, including search, social, and mobile, in terms of each marketplace, the key players, and marketing opportunities. We’ll also build an understanding the digital campaign planning process along with the process of implementing, tracking, and reporting on the success of online advertising campaigns. What's involved?Evolution of online advertising (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Types of online advertising (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Digital platforms (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Digital campaign planning & measurement (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?How the online advertising has developed into a major industry and created new career opportunitiesThe ways online advertising complements and enhances traditional mediaEssential digital jargon and key conceptsYou’ll recognise online ad unit formats, what they’re called, and how they workHow online ads are priced and delivered, along with key measurement metricsThat search plays a role as a “connector” for marketing activitiesHow social channels can be used to amplify marketing effortsThe way mobile is transforming consumers’ use of the Internet and the resulting marketing opportunitiesSetting realistic, measurable campaign objectivesIdentify the steps involved in digital campaign planningUnderstand the process of selling an online ad programExplain best practice techniques for tracking and optimising campaignsHow digital has changed consumers’ decision making process and its affect on the purchase funnelThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 4 hours 7 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Social media, marketing and public relationsInternet content managementOnline media productionCommunication design or Marketing project managerAccount directorAccount planning managerClient services executiveClient services director
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Education in a Changing World
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Explore education as a social institution that’s shaped by and part of shaping a constantly changing world.What's it about?In this course you will explore Education as a social institution charged with communicating the knowledge, skills and cultural values that society considers most important. We will look at how the aims of Education have changed over time in response to changing and competing views of what is considered a ‘good society’ and ‘good person’, as well as changes that come from new understandings of a constantly changing world. We will also look at the way Education continues to change in the context of new communication technologies, globalization and climate change. What's involved?For what Purposes? Education in Society and Debates over the Aims of Education (10 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Give me the Child until Seven: Childhood, Adolescence and Education (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What Knowledge is of Most Worth? The Curriculum (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Literacy in a Changing World (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?On completing this course you will have a sound understanding of:What it means to refer to education as a social institution and the roles it plays in society.The major positions in debates over the aims of education, including:Securing social integrationProviding a skilled workforcePromoting freedomRedressing social inequalitiesHow cultural understandings of the transition from childhood to adulthood have changed over time, and how education has been shaped by and helped shape these understandings.How and why the curriculum has historically changed, and the current state of curriculum debates.The way the concept of literacy is having to be rethought as a result of changes that include:The information and communications revolutionGlobalizationClimate changeThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 10 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.TeacherSociologistCommunity, Youth & Human services workerEducation administratorEducation policy development officer
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Astronomy: Discovering the Universe
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Explore the evolution of the universe, the future of astronomy & the role technology plays in new discoveries.What's it about?What was the Big Bang? How do black holes work? Could there be life elsewhere in the Universe? In this course we’ll address those topics, as well as gaining some insight into how great scientific discoveries were made, and what's involved in scientific research. We'll also look at the vital role that new technology plays in scientific discoveries. We'll talk to scientists about their role in the development of largest telescope in the history of astronomy: the Square Kilometre array. What's involved?Great Discoveries In Astronomy (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Unlocking The Secrets Of The Universe: How we do science (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Building The World's Largest Science Experiment (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Answering Big Questions With The Square Kilometre Array (7 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?How people over the ages have tried to understand the world around themHow we have developed our current picture of the UniverseWhat the Universe looks like on different scales - from the Earth and the Solar System right up to the largest-scale structure of the universeKey theories in astronomy and the key individuals behind themHow the universe has evolved and what new discoveries we are finding through the use of new technologiesSome insight into the big questions we hope to find answers for, such as whether we are alone in the universeThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 2 hours 42 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Astronomer
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Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
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Delve into Enterprise Architecture & gain an understanding of the tools & techniques for the design of business.What's it about?Businesses today are fast moving and in a constant cycle of change and adaptation. One of the key disciplines to support you in this change journey is the discipline of "architecting" a business. Commonly referred to as enterprise architecture, the discipline will help you understand: WHY you should change WHAT needs to change HOW you should change You’ll begin with an overview of the architecture discipline and be introduced to one of the more common frameworks to help you with architecting your business - The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®). You will also be introduced to techniques for building an effective architecture team. The course is highly relevant to those of you who are looking to increases your skills in designing businesses for the future. If you are looking to design your business to be more effective, part of an architecture team looking to improvement opportunities, or an individual looking to increase your skills to make you more marketable, this course is relevant for you. What's involved?An Enterprise Architecture Framework (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Enterprise Architecture Development (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Transformation Planning (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Establishing an Enterprise Architecture Practice (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?What enterprise architecture is and the value it provides to businessesHow you can use enterprise architecture to assist businesses in achieving their goals and objectivesA widely accepted industry framework for enterprise architecture, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®), including how to:Articulate and explore business changeHighlight the impact of change throughout an organisationEffectively structure your plans for business changeEnsure that the business change is effectively managed so that you stay on course or understand the impacts of altering itHow to establish an enterprise architecture practice within a businessThe roles and skills required within an enterprise architecture practicePossible careers paths for enterprise architectsThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is 4 hours 20 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Enterprise architectBusiness analyst
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Introduction to Business in Asia
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Discover business in Asia from the perspectives of culture, leadership, management and personal relationships.What's it about?This course will give you some beginning ideas on how to understand and negotiate business in Asia. The emphasis is on the social and cultural aspects of business, such as leadership, management and personal relationships. We focus on China, Japan, Korea and some countries in South East Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. After completing this course, you should have some understanding of how to work with business managers in Asia, how to build business relationships in Asia, and how to understand and approach cultural differences that you may encounter. What's involved?Asian Leadership and Management Styles (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Culture and Business in Asia (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Personal Relationships and Business in Asia (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Business in China (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?The social aspects of business in AsiaFrameworks for analysing cultural issues relevant to business in AsiaThe values relevant to business in AsiaSome historical points relevant to doing business in ChinaThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 47 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Business management
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Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business
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Learn to assess the strength of a business and identify early warning signs of potential future problems.What's it about?This course shows how financial reports provide a wealth of information into the performance of a business, and how they can be used specifically to identify early warning signs of potential future problems. We will see that a profitable business may not necessarily be performing well or taking the right steps to build for its future. Just as a doctor conducts a diagnosis of a patient and recommends a course of treatment, we will use simple and yet powerful tools to analyse a business and identify where and how things can be improved. What's involved?The Balance Sheet (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Income Statement (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Statement of Cash Flows (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Assessing Financial Performance (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?How to evaluate the performance of a business with reference to its financial reports.How to conduct financial analysis by integrating information across its balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement (as opposed to viewing data in isolation).How to identify early warning signs of potential financial difficulties in a business and thus be forward-looking in your approach.How to assess risks in a business by reference to its financial reports.How to identify the assumptions and estimates that are made by managers in constructing their financial reports and assess the implications for interpreting the performance of a business.How to measure and interpret the sustainable growth rate of a business and identify implications for its future heath.How to distinguish between the income statement and the statement of comprehensive income of a business.How to measure the operating cash cycle of a business and assess the implications for the funding needs of the business.How to determine if a firm is generating appropriate returns on its assets and for its owners.This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is 4 Hours 15 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.ManagementFinanceAccountingInvestment analysis
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Foundations of Psychology
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Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders.What's it about?One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This course lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology. You will learn how psychologists go about conceptualising and studying human nature, and how the brain works to produce thoughts, emotions and complex behaviour. We'll also look closely at how psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of the ‘common colds’ of psychopathology – anxiety and mood disorders. What's involved?Beginning with Psychology (8 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)The Biological Framework for Human Behaviour (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Understanding and Diagnosing Psychopathology (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Depression and Anxiety Disorders (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?What psychology is essentially aboutThe basic philosophical and conceptual foundations of psychology, such as:The mind-body issueThe biopsychosocial perspectiveThe structure and functions of neurones, the smallest functional element of the nervous system, and how they communicate with each otherThe broad structural and functional organisation of the nervous system as a whole, and the important features which allow for complex behaviours to occur in humansThe general approach that psychologists take to understand abnormal behaviour, including:How they classify mental disordersThe essential diagnostic approachThe basic processes involved in experiencing and then coping with stress, and what happens when our coping strategies failWhat anxiety and mood disorders are, including:The various subtypesTheir general prevalence (epidemiology)How they are diagnosed and treatedThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 22 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Social worker
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Teaching Adult Learners
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Get a grounding in facilitating a group of adult learners, in an online or face to face learning environment.What's it about?Despite all the changes in teaching and learning over the last 30 years, there has been one constant for both the teacher and learner, and that is the importance of working in a safe and accountable learning environment. We’ll look at how to engage our learners through collaborative learning, instructional skills and design, as well as looking at the role technology is playing in terms of promoting engaged learning environments. We’ll explore the importance of creating a safe and accountable learning environment; observe an experienced teacher who works with instructional skills and tactics to promote safe and accountable learning environments. What's involved?Instructional Tactics (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Engaging Adult Learners (6 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment)Engaging Learners Through Technology (10 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)Key Components of Instructional Design (7 videos, 5 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?How to define and create a safe and accountable learning environmentExamine the working factors of teachingIdentify instructional skills & tactics that promote a safe and accountable learning environmentIdentify elements of instructional designReflect on the role technology is playing in the learning environmentDemonstrate reflective practice as a teacher or facilitator, and a learnerThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.The total video time for this course is 2 hours 17 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Teacher
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Big Data for Better Performance
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Learn how you can predict customer demand and preferences by using the data that is all around you.What's it about?In a digital world, data has gone ‘big’ – ushering in the age of the zettabyte. This course shows you how big data equals business opportunity. Find out what ‘big data’ means and where it comes from – including ordinary transactions and social interactions. See how smart businesses use data to target their offerings and get ahead of market trends. Consider how marketing data can be based on false assumptions such as the ‘last click myth’. Consider the promises and threats of big data for organisations and individuals, such as the capacity of data to track a customer along the pathway to purchase; and the issues of democracy and privacy that arise when data is collected and used. What's involved?Introduction to Big Data (7 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)Big Data and Marketing (7 videos, 6 quizzes, 1 assessment)Principles of Marketing with Big Data (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Big Data and Predictive Marketing (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?Define big data and outline ways in which it is remapping the future of marketing:Define the measurement units of big dataRecognise different types of dataProvide examples of where big data is createdIdentify the basic attributes of big data:Categorise data according to its level of refinementProvide examples of data analytics that achieve refinementOutline positive and negative social impacts of data proliferationOutline business challenges and opportunities in managing and using big data:Distinguish between brand-centric and customer-centric uses of dataIdentify the key stakeholders within organisations in data managementProvide examples of targeted data acquisition for marketing benefitOutline ways in which effective marketing can exploit big dataDefine media attribution and outline its importance to marketing strategyList some common tools in the marketing toolkit, and outline their purposesProvide examples of marketing strategies that can capture trackable data in order to improve the quality of attribution.This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Business or Commercial analystLearning analystAnalytics and Customer insightsAnalytics consultantMarketing & Analytics manager
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Financial Literacy
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Develop your knowledge of personal finance, such as how to control, invest and protect your finances.What's it about?You will be shown how to set your goals and how to achieve those goals using an established, working savings plan. You will then learn the basic skills to get you started on building your wealth and then you will be shown the common mistakes people make with managing their money. What's involved?Finding Your Direction With Money (11 videos, 10 quizzes, 1 assessment)Preparing for the Financial Trip (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Following Your Money Plan (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Avoiding the Money Pits (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?The difference between lifestyle goals and financial goalsHow the two are interconnectedHow to construct a savings plan using your income and your expensesHow to use that savings plan to achieve your financial goalsThe basics steps to starting to investThe 10% ruleThe difference between savings and investmentsThe basic risks involved with debtHow compound interest worksYou will be introduced to three forms of investment or asset classesHow to identify and avoid financial scamsHow to avoid some of the common mistakes people make with their financesThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is 3 Hours 44 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Business journalistFinancial analystStatisticianStockbrokerFinancial plannerInvestment analystManagement consultantFinancial advisorFund managerRisk managerTreasury analyst
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Financial Planning
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Explore a career in financial planning, including working with clients and the financial planning process.What's it about?Understand the role of a financial adviser when it comes to their clients' financial futures, and assist them with preparing for risks such as sickness or accidents. This course will introduce you to the career of a financial adviser, including the client and adviser relationship, the financial planning process and investment fundamentals, and could spur you onto further study in this field. Disclaimer: This course is not for the providing of financial advice and is offered for educational purposes only. What's involved?Working as a Financial Adviser (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Client and Adviser Relationship (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Financial Planning Process (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)Investment Fundamentals (10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?What is involved in working as a financial adviser, including:Important personal attributes of a professional financial adviserThe key elements of the relationship between a financial adviser and client, including:How to build rapport with clientsEffective communication skillsRecord keeping and confidentialityA six-step financial planning process, including:Collecting client dataCarrying out research and analysisCreating a financial planImplementing and reviewing the planThe principles of investment, including:Investment riskMaking investment decisionsThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 3 hours 42 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.Finance dealer and BrokerFinance managerFinancial plannerInvestment adviser/analystStockbrokerFinance directorFinancial project managerFunds managerInvestment managerRisk managerInsurance agent
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Food, Nutrition & Your Health
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Walk through the basics of nutrition, how eating disorders develop, and learn the benefits of various diets.What's it about?Ever wondered what really makes a healthy diet? In Food, Nutrition & Your Health you will learn the basic concepts of nutrition, as well as how to follow a diet that will protect you from various health problems. Starting with the building blocks of basic nutrition, you will learn how these can impact your digestion, energy and health. Find out how eating disorders develop, including the genetic, cultural and psychological factors involved. Finally, you will learn about various diets, including the social and biological factors that have contributed to their evolution. What's involved?Basic Nutrition (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Dietary Intake (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)Eating Disorders (8 videos, 7 quizzes, 1 assessment)Healthful Nutrition (9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment)What will I learn?An outline of the chemistry of the basic nutrients, how they are ingested, digested, absorbed and finally egestedVarious ethnic and geographic factors relating to dietWhat metabolism is and how food is utilised to build up body tissuesHow the body is affected by:Under-nutritionOver-nutritionObesity, and how it contributes to morbidity and mortalityThe biological and psychological factors responsible for abnormal eating patternsThe characteristics of anorexia and bulimiaThe various other eating disorders commonly observedThe underlying nutritional fallacies of some of the fad dietsAn understanding of why some diets are good and what the nutritional and health benefits of these areHow to construct a healthful menuThis course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is 4 Hours 24 minutes. If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.Where could this lead me?If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.DietitianFood service managerMedical nutritional therapistNutritionistWorkplace health adviserCommunity health adviserHealth program managerHealth promotion practitionerPublic health nutrition policy adviserAllied health assistantFood service professionalDietary assistantNutrition assistant
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