Recommended Online Courses – March 2018

This month, we are highlighting several academic and language courses that might benefit those who are pursuing higher education. Enroll now to start your 7-day full access free trial (where applicable)!

Course Title: Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening
Created by: University of California, Irvine
Type: 4-Course Specialisation
Course Description: This specialisation covers the listening and speaking skills that non-native English-speaking students need to be successful in English-speaking colleges and universities. Native English-speaking students who would like to increase their chances of success in university courses will also benefit as well anyone interested in improving their listening comprehension skills. You will learn how to listen to class lectures and take notes more effectively. You will also improve your speaking skills for common tasks such as class discussions and presentations. In the capstone, you will create a video presentation on an academic topic.

Course Title: Problem-Solving Skills for University Success
Created by: The University of Sydney
Course Description: This course is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture. The course may also benefit learners who have already commenced their studies and would like to further improve their academic skills to support and increase their chance for success at university.

Course Title: Academic Information Seeking
Created by: University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Cost: US$49
Course Description: The course is intended for undergraduate students but the lessons will be useful to anyone who is interested in becoming better at finding scientific information. There are no formal requirements for the course. The series consists of 21 lectures that are organised into three modules. The lectures include small assignments and quizzes (to check comprehension).

Course Title: What future for education?
Created by: University of London, UCL Institute of Education
Cost: US$49
Course Description: Through this course you will start to critically examine your own ideas about education, teaching and learning. The critique will be developed through engagement with theories and ideas developed through educational research. You will be encouraged to use these ideas to challenge or support your own ideas about education.

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