the top 10 MOOCs for distance learning

28 April 2020
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In light of the Covid-19 epidemic and the lockdown measured introduced by the government on March 17, some of us have more free time on our hands, (short-time working, weekends, evenings, etc.). Why not use this time as an opportunity to develop your knowledge or learn new skills? Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the best online courses available.

Agile project management

The OpenClassrooms online training website is offering an introductory course in agile project management. The objective of this course is to hone your skills in keeping teams motivated, by taking into account uncertainties in everyday working life, as well as customer needs. This training course will teach you everything you need to know about sprints, user stories and backlogs !

openclassrooms

Duration of training: 6 hours.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.openclassrooms.com
 

Enhance your profile on social networks

Not everyone has the right skills to be a community manager! To improve the quality of your posts, and to grow and engage with your community, OpenClassrooms is offering an online training focused on promotion and strategies for social networking.

openclassrooms

Duration of training : 10 hours.
Price : Free of charge
Where do I sign up? Go to www.openclassrooms.com

Improve your language skills

Take your pick from either English, German or Spanish...and improve your language skills. With the population on lockdown, Gymglish is offering access to its online training courses, completely free of charge. Lessons are tailored to your current level in the language and sent to you every morning by email. The training involves: 10 to 15 minutes a day of activities including stories, dialogue, questions, “mini-lessons” and revision exercises, etc.

gymglish

Duration of training: 1 month.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.gymglish.com

Develop your soft skills

Would you like to enhance your interpersonal skills? Highly-valued by recruiters and HR teams alike, such skills can enhance your professional development. Unow, a professional training organization, can help you develop these skills. Throughout this period of lockdown, the company is offering free access to its online training courses in developing emotional intelligence, the art of feedback and even in learning how to learn.

unow

Duration of training: 12 hours over 4 weeks.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.unow.fr

Management training

This time in lockdown is a great opportunity to take stock of your career and to consider a change in job role, or even to think about a promotion. Whether to prepare you for any eventuality as a manager, or to develop your managerial skills if you are new to the role, the My Mooc platform is offering a training course entitled “Learning to manage a team on a daily basis.”

mymooc

Duration of training: 8 hours
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.my-mooc.com

Improve your public-speaking skills

If public speaking is not your strong point, now is the time to overcome this hurdle and optimize your oral skills. With this in mind, OpenClassrooms is providing access to training that will help you to develop techniques to be more charismatic when presenting, to overcome feelings of shyness and to reduce your stress levels when in front of an audience.

openclassrooms

Duration of training: 6 hours.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.openclassrooms.com


Learn how to manage teams remotely.

Management is not always easy, and it is now even tougher while on lockdown, with an increasing number of employees working from home. Skill First has teamed up with the ESCP Business School to provide you with all the tools you need to improve your management style and relationships, through communication, feedback, the use of tools and a tailored approach.

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Duration of training: 7 hours.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.skill-first.com

Improve your concentration

In these anxious times, you may be homeschooling your children, while possibly working from home, thus your brain is likely being put under immense strain during this lockdown period. To help you stay focused, the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center and Réseau Canopé are offering an introductory course over several weeks in maintaining focus and concentration.

mymooc

Duration of training: 5 weeks of training between 7 April and 11 May 2020.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.fun-mooc.fr

Improve your spelling

Emails or presentations that are littered with spelling mistakes are unlikely to make a good impression in a professional setting. For those who sometimes struggle with spelling, the Voltaire project is offering a refresher course. This high-performance online training tool can be tailored to your level and has already attracted more than 5 million users and over 1,200 companies. The Voltaire Certificate has been approved by HR Managers and will be a great addition to your CV.

projet_voltaire

Duration of training: 11 hours.
Price: 528 euros. However, this certified training course is eligible for the CPF (Compte Personnel de Formation - Personal Training Account). There is also a training module available on the website which costs 39.60 euros.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.projet-voltaire.fr

 

Learn new digital skills

In this age of digital transformation, we are now expected to know everything about the intricate workings of the Internet. For those whose digital skills still need improving, Google is offering the chance to make up for lost time with its certified training course. Improving your research skills and your ranking in search engine listings, understanding the importance of social networks, optimizing your email communications and developing an online presence...Understanding all these key factors is essential to improve your digital marketing skills.

mymooc

Duration of training: 8 hours.
Price: Free of charge.
Where do I sign up? Go to: www.my-mooc.com

 

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