Open Learning – online education

learningPic555We are quietly persevering with the coding of our secLEARNING web pages, which when we release them, will offer a range of information and advice about learning in West Norfolk in all its shades and colours.

As we labour in the background the world of open online learning proceeds to change and develop – with some astounding free learning opportunities available for everyone.

Limited only by your imagination, the websites below offer you access to the thinking and training opportunities of some great institutions. If a member of our community wants to study art, robotics, electronics or just brush up on Microsoft Office Suite skills then you can find an opportunity to learn here…

Coursera.org

The pages of this web site offer a collection of supported web learning that we think is frankly outstanding. Although heavily U.S. biased, the subjects and their content on offer provide a first class education, without the need to travel.

Alison.com

This Irish based initiative is more skills and training based – offering access to online courses and information that are designed to help those who subscribe to increase their employability.

Set the imagination free – sign up for a course and see how it works for you.

You can use our contact us page to tell us about your experiences. We’d love to hear about them.

The School of Volunteering

evSchoolButtonThere is a new free online school for those involved in volunteering.

A product of a European Union initiative the courses are available to both volunteers and to professionals working in organisations supporting volunteers.

The European Volunteering School web site has some nice graphics to point you in the right direction (click the blue people on the site to find out more!).

Courses are all free, accessed online and participant groups are limited to sixty students, so register quickly.

You can see the range of subjects on offer, how to apply and an introduction to free e-learning at the school here.

Courses on offer range from introduction to volunteering, project management, communication and marketing for volunteers and youth initiatives.

Being a better volunteer?