Free politics and economics course starts Monday 20 March

It’s only 10 days till our free online course on politics and economics starts. You can enrol on the course now and start connecting with other learners in the welcome area. You will find a fascinating range of learners are already in discussion in the welcome area. This includes people from all around the world, …

What are the links between politics and economics?

Join Sir Vince Cable and leading experts at the University Of Nottingham to find out about the connections between politics and economics in our free online course. The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians explores the work of major political figures and the economic ideas they adopted. The course is run by experts …

Register for our Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC

The second run of the University of Nottingham’s Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC starts on Monday 13 February. The 5-week course, hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional FutureLearn platform, is open for registration now. In this free online course, students learn how to translate real-life experiences into effective e-learning. They will be introduced to a methodology …

British government sets up taskforce to fight against modern slavery

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has set up a task force to coordinate the government’s response to contemporary slavery. Funding of £33m will be targeted at tackling the routes of the people-trafficking trade in countries such as Nigeria. There is estimated to be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK. As the …

Ending Slavery free online course starts 17 October

The world’s first ever online course about contemporary slavery is open for registration now. Ending Slavery is a four-week course starting on 17 October 2016. You’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today. Professor Kevin Bales, one of the lead educators, …

Networking is underway on Designing E-learning for Health MOOC

There is now less than a month to go before our Designing E-Learning for Health course starts on 15 February. The course is open for registration now. Over 3,500 people have already signed up for the course and started making connections with each other on the Welcome page. They are a diverse group. The Health E-Learning …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

How to be successful as a student in a MOOC

I was looking at Dave Cormier’s five point plan for getting the most out of a MOOC as a student. It makes a lot of sense. Here’s what it might look like for a participant in Sustainability, Society and You, which started this week. 1. ORIENT Each MOOC takes place in a platform that you …

Make time for the MOOC and avoid food waste!

Meal planning is a great way to avoid wasting food – and saves money and time too.  Wondering what to cook for dinner can be a minor but irritating cause of stress all day.  Having a plan means it’s easy to make a shopping list, cutting down shopping time and decisions as well as food …

Countdown #28: a conversation about sustainability

Sustainability, of course, isn’t just for Christmas – we can make sustainable choices in every aspect of our daily lives. This Christmas in my family we have mostly managed recycling, and all my gift wrapping was re-used from last year! But the final one of the 3Rs is more of a struggle: reduce. I’d love …