Open Education Resources university

Courses

Take university-level courses online for free and submit assessments when you are ready to have your learning recognised for formal academic credit.

Over time, the number of courses will be expanded as well as the range of credential options. 

Managing my Money

Managing my Money

Current

The free Open University course Managing my money is a course in personal financial management. It covers financial planning, budgeting, debt management, investments, housing, pension planning and insurance.

In addition to building a household budget and balance sheet and developing other practical skills in financial management, the course explores the social and behavioural drivers of financial decision making and the nature of financial risks households can be exposed to.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
24 hours, 3 hours per week
Certificates of achievement
Introduction to ecosystems

Introduction to ecosystems

Current

This free course from The Open University is designed to help you gain an understanding of the natural world and how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
6 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Moons

Moons

Current

This free course from The Open University explores the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
8 Weeks, 3 hours per week
Certificates of achievement
The Business of football

The Business of football

Current

If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management then this engaging and stimulating free course which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others is for you. You can progress at your own pace over 3–5 weeks, and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time over this period.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
9 hours, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Succeed with maths - Part 1

Succeed with maths - Part 1

Current

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this eight week free badge course from The Open University is for you. The course will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Succeed with maths – Part 2

Succeed with maths – Part 2

Current

This free badged course from The Open University will develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
English: skills for learning

English: skills for learning

Current

This free badged course from The Open University will help you develop your English reading and writing skills you will need to succeed at university.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Succeed with learning

Succeed with learning

Current

Have you ever had any of the following thoughts?

What do I want to do with my life? How can I reach my goal? Would I cope with studying at college or university? Can I get better at learning? How can I manage the challenges that life keeps throwing my way?

If you are thinking about questions like these, this free badged course from The Open University Succeed with learning is just what you are looking for.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Taking your first steps into higher education

Taking your first steps into higher education

Current

This free badged course from The Open University explores - What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free badged course is for you.

Taking your first steps into higher education provides insights into how subjects are studied at university. This introduction to carefully selected materials helps you decide what you might want to study. You will be looking at three main areas: arts and humanities, the social sciences and maths, technology and science.

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Can renewable energy power the world?

Can renewable energy power the world?

Current

This free course from The Open University explores the physical principles underlying the various renewable energies, their economics, their environmental impact, their present status and future prospects in order for you to answer the question, 'Can renewable energy power the world'?

Start: 10 Feb 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
8 weeks, 3 hours
Certificates of achievement
Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN)

Current

Model United Nations (MUNs) are experiential learning programs where participants discuss ideas and brainstorm solutions to global challenges as model diplomats. MUNs are run all around the world. If you are interested in International Studies, Global Citizenship and Communications, Negotiation and Diplomacy - this subject is for you. You will study online alongside 50 students enrolled in this subject at the University of Wollongong.

Start: 2 Mar 2015
Full Course
Level: 1st & 2nd & 3rd year
12 weeks, 4-5 hours per week
Official course credit
Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development

Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development

Future

This is a hands-on course where you will learn and demonstrate your skills in using digital technologies for collaborative OER development culminating in the development of an OER learning sequence.

Start: 13 Apr 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
3 weeks, 15 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Open Content Licensing for Educators

Open Content Licensing for Educators

Future

Learn about the concepts of open educational resources, copyright and Creative Commons open licenses to achieve more sustainable education for all.

Start: 26 Aug 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Online international relations course

Online international relations course

New

This course introduces students to the study of international relations and the social sciences with a focus on fundamental aspects of history and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

Third quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

New

This course focusses on tourism to the Asia and Pacific. It draws on three prior courses to encourage students to demonstrate cultural literacy skills and a detailed knowledge of one particular state or region.

4th quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific

Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific

New

This course develops students' knowledge of the historical significance of Asia and the Pacific and introduces them to a variety of human ideas, values, beliefs and behaviours.

3rd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific

Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific

New

This course introduces students to the study of international relations and the social sciences with a focus on fundamental aspects of history and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

Second quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Regional Economics in Asia and the Pacific

Regional Economics in Asia and the Pacific

New

In this course students will learn about the factors that have prompted growing interdependence of states in Asia and the Pacific and about the historical and current economic climate of the region.

3rd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 1st year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Dimensions of Openness in Education

Dimensions of Openness in Education

New

Learn about the concepts of open educational practices (OEP), open policy, open source and open teaching to achieve more sustainable education for all.

2nd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
OER Development Project

OER Development Project

New

Put your digital skills and knowledge of open educational practices to work and develop OER learning materials for the real world, with options for recognition towards formal academic credit.

3rd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
4 weeks, self-guided study, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Introduction to Art Appreciation and Techniques

Introduction to Art Appreciation and Techniques

New

This course introduces you to the basics of art appreciation: definitions and roles of the artist, visual thinking, artistic elements and principles of the visual language, and how art speaks.

Third quarter, 2014
Micro course
Level: 1st year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Technology Diffusion and Models of Change in Education

Technology Diffusion and Models of Change in Education

New

Learn about the complexities of change with digital technologies in tertiary education from the perspective of the educator and students and apply this knowledge to local teaching contexts.

2nd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Scenario Planning for Educators

Scenario Planning for Educators

New

What futures are possible in education? Learn how to plan for uncertain education futures using scenario planing.

2nd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
The e-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)

The e-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)

New

Learn how to assess organisational capability to sustainably develop, deploy and support e-learning so that organisations can engage in high quality processes which can be replicated, extended and sustained over time.

2nd quarter 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Resourcing a Small Enterprise

Resourcing a Small Enterprise

New

Whatever their type or size, all businesses have one thing in common: they all want to make money. In this respect at least, there are only two kinds: successful and unsuccessful. This course address how this will be achieved.

2nd quarter 2015
Full Course
Level: 1st year
10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Developing a Business Plan

Developing a Business Plan

New

Learn how to construct and present a detailed and professional business plan for future success.

2nd quarter 2015
Full Course
Level: 1st year
10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit