a 3-week course from ANU via edX
This course will help you unlock the secrets to business success by understanding workplace culture. You’ll learn how to use language and nonverbal communication to convey shared meanings in face-to-face and remote professional relationships. With a strong focus on business writing, active listening, and communicating your ideas to a particular target audience, learners will apply their knowledge by critiquing real-world business scenarios from the workplace.
The Science of Happiness
an 8-week self-paced course from Berkeley, University of California via edX
We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in. “The Science of Happiness” is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
a 4-week self-paced course from Monash University via FutureLearn.
Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. Mindfulness can help end this unproductive behaviour.
A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment
a 6-week self-paced course from the Indian Business School via Coursera.
This is surely one of life’s biggest questions, and a question that has interested many of our ancestors. Buddha famously gave up his kingdom in search of happiness. Several Greek philosophers (from Aristotle to Epicurus and Plato to Socrates) had their own views on what it takes to be happy. And of course, we all have our own theories about happiness too
How to start
a start up
from Stanford University
Designed to be a one-class business course for people who want to start start-ups, the course consists of 20 videos of some of the best speakers from the past 9 years of Y Combinator dinners and covers how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.
powerful tools to master tough subjects, a 4-week course from the University of California, San Diego via Coursera
This course offers invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. You’ll learn about how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. You’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects. Using these approaches, you can change your thinking and change your life.
Self-Assessment - Developing Your Strengths
a 4-week course from Fullbridge via edX
This self-paced career development course will help you identify your strengths and interests and align your passions with a viable career path. Through guided self-reflection and instruction, you will create a career vision statement that identifies how you hope to use your skills and interests to focus your career. With this insight, you’ll select a career path that aligns with your personality, preferences, and goals. Finally, you’ll create a professional development plan that will help you achieve those goals.
Management for a Competitive Edge
a self-paced course from the ICMS via Open2Study
Whether you’re interested in running a multinational company, a domestic manufacturing plant, a coffee shop, or even working for yourself, management is a key function in the business world. In Management for a Competitive Edge, you’ll learn about what makes a good manager, how to perform in different organisational environments and cultures, management tools and strategies you can use in your life and career, and the principles of leadership, teamwork, and communication. You’ll also build the knowledge you need to study more specialised areas of management..
How media got social
a 4-week course from Curtin via edX
This course will increase learners’ understanding of social media by looking at the ways networked connectivity let users become ‘social’, how this was amplified with the emergence of the web, and how social media became the default mode of the mobile web we use today.
Digital Skills: Digital Marketing
a 2-week course from Accenture via Future Learn
Digital marketing can be a crucial tool to grow a business. On this marketing course you will explore what digital marketing is, why it is important and look at some digital marketing strategies including display advertising, pay per click advertising, search engine optimisation and email marketing. Finally, we will discuss the importance of balancing and integrating different digital marketing strategies and how companies target customers.
Hollywood: History, Industry, Art
a 4-week course from the University of Pennsylvania via EdX
In this course you will learn about Hollywood and how it came to be the global powerhouse of today. We will discuss the complex Hollywood industry and how business and politics translate into the art of film, TV, and new media.
Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life
a 12-hour course from Yale University via Coursera
Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The course draws on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, and the book from Yale University Press. Journey explores cosmic evolution as a creative process based on connection, interdependence, and emergence.
How Music Can Change Your Life
a 6-week course from the University of Melbourne via Coursera
This course provides free video, audio and journal resources that explain six basic principles about how music can influence individual and community health and well being. From biology and neuroscience, to psychotherapy and politics, the ways we engage with music can make all the difference.