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Free online international development courses round-up

Free online international development courses round-up

Got some time in the New Year and want to increase your knowledge and skills in a particular area? Here is a round-up of free online courses for international development / aid professionals that are starting in January 2015.

The courses, often called MOOCs (short for Massive Online Open Course), are run over the Internet. MOOC providers include Coursera, EdX, FutureLearn and NovoEd, and feature content from universities and organisations all around the world.

Here is a collection of courses that might be of interest to international development / aid professionals (there are many more if you use the links above):

CourseStart DateBy
Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects02 JanUniversity of California, San Diego
Tackling the Global Food Crisis: Sustainable Agri-food Systems05 JanQueen’s Belfast University
Forests and Livelihoods in Developing Countries06 JanUBCx
Subsistence Marketplaces12 JanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Make an Impact: Sustainability for Professionals12 JanUniversity of Bath
Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce12 JanUniversity of Reading
Geospatial Intelligence & the Geospatial Revolution15 JanThe Pennsylvania State University
Critical Thinking in Global Challenges19 JanThe University of Edinburgh
Introduction to Sustainability19 JanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response and Control19 JanLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Acumen Essentials I: Intro to Moral Imagination and Challenges in Poverty Alleviation20 Jan+Acumen
Small Island Developing States in a Changing Climate: Paths to Adaptation26 JanUniversity of Geneva
The Challenges of Global Health26 JanDuke University
The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations26 JanState University of New York; University of Victoria
Statistical Reasoning for Public Health 2: Regression Methods26 JanJohns Hopkins University
Storytelling for Change27 Jan+Acumen; Ariel Group
Health for All Through Primary Health Care28 JanJohns Hopkins University


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